Colorful Songs

Through dialogue between different artistic manifestations (poetry, music and painting), cultures and styles, schools around Europe will meet with art in a free way, without limits or boundaries, using it as a vehicle to help children understand the world we live in and contribute to the development of basic skills. The richer sensory development, ...

traditional sicilian song



We choose this traditional sicilian song. Here you can find the music, lyrics ( in sicilian,italian and  english) and instrumental version.

We also listen from opera "Norma" by Vincenzo Bellini  this music.

...and our pupils from 5° class sing (playing the kazoo)another traditional sicilian song: "Vitti na crozza" 

"I saw a skull": this popular song was sung in sulfur mines and talks about  many miners who died down there unburied. Originally (at the beginning of 1900)it was very sad but then it became a popular Sicilian song in the world. Some believe it's a song about soldiers during the 2nd World War.


Author: Maria Priolo
Last editor: Cecilia Cantizano