Dear Friends, I am happy to announce that Arba Sicula and Legas have just created an ONLINE STORE where you can buy books on Sicilian language and culture. Visit our site at Arbasicula.org. Browse through the Legas catalogue and order the books online by following the link. For every purchase valued $14.00, Legas will send you an additional book th...

Lampedusa’s famed quote, “If things are to remain the same they will have to change,” is still relevant today. To the keen eye, this is evident in an artistic renaissance happening in Sicily today. Once prized for its strategic position connecting disparate worlds and culture, that advantage changed long ago. In recent history, Sicily and its art s...

The present volume, which has a moving image by Giulia Di Filippi on the cover and which the author dedicated to his wife Florence, is number 27 in the "Sicilian Studies" series, published by Legas and directed by Gaetano Cipolla. This is a revised and expanded edition of the volume published with a slightly different title in 2005. Following the...

January 28, 6:30 pm — 8:00 pm, Westchester Italian Cultural Center - 24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe, New York   Giovanni Meli, "The Poet of Sicily," was an Italian poet and man of letters. He is considered one of the most important dialect poets of eighteenth-century Italy. Emeritus Professor Gaetano Cipolla, president of the...

You are cordially invited to attend a special program at the Italian American Museum this Friday evening, September 4th. Professor Gaetano Cipolla will present "The Poetry of Giovanni Meli", volume XIV of the successful series "Pueti d'Arba Sicula/Poets of Arba Sicula."   The goal of the series is to present the best poetry written in Sicili...

È stata un'indimenticabile serata quella tenutasi al Social Club di Castellammare Del Golfo, a Brooklyn, interamente dedicata alla cultura siciliana.   Ricco programma di poesie presentate dal noto poeta Nino Provenzano, vice presidente di Arba Sicula, al quale hanno partecipato anche il prof. Gaetano Cipolla, presidente della medesima Assoc...

Appuntamento il 28 marzo prossimo alle 18.30 all'Italian American Museum, New York, con "Learn Sicilian. 'mparamu lu sicilianu", presentato dal Prof. Gaetano Cipolla.   Si tratta del primo corso completo in siciliano progettato idealmente come un testo scolastico, ma che andrà incontro alle necessità di coloro che sono interessati ad apprend...

Don't miss out on the first lecture of the season! Learn Sicilian-Mparamu / lu Siciliano by Professor Cipolla. Friday, September 13, 2013 at 6:30pm Lecture presented by Professor Gaetano Cipolla who will also present his latest book Mparamu lu Siciliano. Professor Cipolla will provide a historical background on the Sicilian language as the f...

The Sicilian American Cultural Association will host a presentation by Prof. Gaetano Cipolla on Oct. 25 at Monastero's Banquets in Chicago. (773-588–2515) America's foremost authority on Sicilian language and culture, Cipolla will present his 2015 book "The Poetry of Giovanni Meli," celebrating the 200th anniversary of the death of Sicily's gr...

Everyone knows that the first regional group among the Italian community in the US is the one from Sicily. The period of mass emigration, the one starting in 1880 and ending more or less in the early 20's of the XXth century, didn't see at the beginning Sicily as the main region of departure. Some Sicilians had previously gone to New Orleans (at th...