At Putìa di Buttitta seminar: The memory of “Turiddu Carnivali” 

Tuesday 23 January 2024

 

In memory of the centenary of the birth of Salvatore Carnevale, on Tuesday 23 January 2024, at 4.30 pm, a seminar will be held at “La Putìa” by Ignazio Buttitta in Corso Umberto I, to remember the trade unionist killed by the mafia in Sciara in May ’55.
The story of Salvatore Carnevale, a laborer and trade unionist of the peasant class barbarously killed by the local mafia, greatly shocked public opinion at the time, so much so that the dialect poet Ignazio Buttitta gave his intellectual contribution to the battle fought against the deviant powers of the phenomenon corruption which saw the most heinous crimes with the writing of “Lamentu pi la morti di Turiddu Carnivali”, a composition made famous also thanks to the interpretation of Ciccio Busacca. A composition of suffering and commemoration for the violent death of Salvatore Carnevale. The volume was enriched by the preface and translation by Franco Grasso.
It contains ballads and popular songs where, from a metric point of view, Sicilian octaves and hendecasyllables are preferred. This lament which is compared by Scalabrino to the famous “Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías” by Federico García Lorca (for the bullfighter friend who died in the arena) has an unparalleled communicative power.
At the seminar which will be held at the putìa on Corso Umberto I, the deputy mayor and councilor for culture Daniele Vella, representing the municipal administration which has embraced the initiatives of the great artist’s relatives which have been organized and which still will be organized at the historic shop, and again, the professor of Contemporary History of the University of Palermo Antonino Blando, the theater director and actor Enrico Stassi and the teacher Sara Sciortino.
Salvatore (Turiddu) Carnevale, trade unionist, was killed by the mafia in Sciara on 16 May 1955. Very politically active in the union and in the peasant movement for agrarian reform. In 1951 he founded the Sciara section of the Italian Socialist Party and organized the Chamber of Labor. He was called: “the angel of the laborers”. Eight days after the assassination, another large demonstration took place in Sciara, concluded by Sandro Pertini.
On the occasion, a plaque was inaugurated at the site of the crime, with this writing: «Here in the place of work and the struggle between the fiefdom and the quarry, at dawn on 16 May 1955, Salvatore Carnevale was barbarously murdered. His companions and the people placed the eighth day of his sacrifice as a commitment to the fiercest battle for justice, for the liberation of Sicily».

On the municipal website we publish a contribution from Ignazio Buttitta’s niece, the doctor and teacher Nara Bernardi: “Puisìa e putìa. The workshop of Ignazio Buttitta”.

EVENTS CALENDAR

On the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Guttuso Museum, Villa Cattolica is enriched with works, including the “Daneu Thshinke” collection – On view from Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

On the occasion of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Guttuso Museum, Villa Cattolica is enriched with works, including the “Daneu Thshinke” collection – On view from Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

At the Villa Butera Theater “Desìata” the choral novel by Antonella Marascia – Friday, March 1, 2024, at 6 p.m.

At the Villa Butera Theater “Desìata” the choral novel by Antonella Marascia – Friday, March 1, 2024, at 6 p.m.

Presentation of the book: “Our Father’s Shelter Center” by Fr. Francesco Michele Stabile at the church of the Vincentian Sisters in Palazzo Butera – Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

Presentation of the book: “Our Father’s Shelter Center” by Fr. Francesco Michele Stabile at the church of the Vincentian Sisters in Palazzo Butera – Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m.

50th Birth of the Guttuso Museum: Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Press conference for the opening of the new exhibit on the second floor – Open to visitors starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

50th Birth of the Guttuso Museum: Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4:30 p.m. Press conference for the opening of the new exhibit on the second floor – Open to visitors starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024

CarniLivari Baaria 2024 concludes with “The carnival of Bagheria students” – Tuesday, Feb. 13 starting at 8:30 a.m.

CarniLivari Baaria 2024 concludes with “The carnival of Bagheria students” – Tuesday, Feb. 13 starting at 8:30 a.m.

“The Carnival of the Little Ones” continues CarniLivari Baaria 2024 – Monday, February 12 starting at 8:30 a.m.

“The Carnival of the Little Ones” continues CarniLivari Baaria 2024 – Monday, February 12 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The seaside hamlet of Aspra with “Carnival at Sea” – Sunday, February 11 at 3:30 p.m.

The seaside hamlet of Aspra with “Carnival at Sea” – Sunday, February 11 at 3:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day benefit concert at Villa Ramacca –  Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

Valentine’s Day benefit concert at Villa Ramacca – Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m.

Carnivarians Baaria 2024: “Carnival in progress.” – Thursday, Feb. 8 demonstration on Corso Umberto I

Carnivarians Baaria 2024: “Carnival in progress.” – Thursday, Feb. 8 demonstration on Corso Umberto I

Carnilivari in Baaria: “U carnalivari du Màu” will be inaugurated on 6 February – Visitable until February 13th at Villa San Cataldo

Carnilivari in Baaria: “U carnalivari du Màu” will be inaugurated on 6 February – Visitable until February 13th at Villa San Cataldo

Presentation of the book, “The Villa of Alchemy. Alchemical and esoteric elements of Villa Palagonia” by Piero Montana – Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Presentation of the book, “The Villa of Alchemy. Alchemical and esoteric elements of Villa Palagonia” by Piero Montana – Saturday, Feb. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Bagheria prepares for “CarniLivari Baaria 2024” – Kicking off Feb. 4 program of carnival events

Bagheria prepares for “CarniLivari Baaria 2024” – Kicking off Feb. 4 program of carnival events

“Domina Bacharia” the fifth mural of the exhibition opens – Monday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m.

“Domina Bacharia” the fifth mural of the exhibition opens – Monday, February 5 at 10:00 a.m.

Presentation of the book, “I am not a hero” by Roberto Ardizzone at the Anchovy Museum – Friday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

Presentation of the book, “I am not a hero” by Roberto Ardizzone at the Anchovy Museum – Friday, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m.

“Terra d’aMare” solo exhibition of Silvana Lanza at villa San Cataldo – From Feb. 17 until March 03, 2024

“Terra d’aMare” solo exhibition of Silvana Lanza at villa San Cataldo – From Feb. 17 until March 03, 2024

“Discussions on Alchemy” by Rosanna Balistreri – Saturday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.

“Discussions on Alchemy” by Rosanna Balistreri – Saturday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m.

Solo exhibition by Salvatore Gumina “Sotir” – From 27 January until 11 February 2024

Solo exhibition by Salvatore Gumina “Sotir” – From 27 January until 11 February 2024

At Putìa di Buttitta seminar: The memory of “Turiddu Carnivali” – Tuesday 23 January 2024

At Putìa di Buttitta seminar: The memory of “Turiddu Carnivali” – Tuesday 23 January 2024

Anniversary of the death of Renato Guttuso – Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m.

Anniversary of the death of Renato Guttuso – Thursday, January 18 at 10:30 a.m.

“Differently autonomous” conference by the association Una Marcia in Più ODV ETS – Friday, January 19, 2024

“Differently autonomous” conference by the association Una Marcia in Più ODV ETS – Friday, January 19, 2024

At the Museo Dell’Acciuga in Aspra the presentation of the book: “Ainda” – Friday, January 12, 2024

At the Museo Dell’Acciuga in Aspra the presentation of the book: “Ainda” – Friday, January 12, 2024

“Photographic visions” collective exhibition at Villa San Cataldo – From 5 to 25 January 2024

“Photographic visions” collective exhibition at Villa San Cataldo – From 5 to 25 January 2024

Concert by Maestro Giovanni Moncada on the piano – Thursday 4 January 2024

Concert by Maestro Giovanni Moncada on the piano – Thursday 4 January 2024