The Collaborative International Dictionary
Kele \Kele\, v. t. [See Keel to cool.]
To cool. [Obs.]
Kélé is an Afro-Lucian religion, originated from the Djiné people of the Babonneau region. Its primary deities are Ogun, Shango and Eshu. Kélé ceremonies include the drumming of the tanbou manman (mother drum) and the tanbou ich (child drum) of the Batá drum family. The religion has its origins in African slaves of the Babonneau region. The religion is strongly connected to the Ogun festival in Nigeria. Although, it is mainly concerned with three principal deities; Ogun, Eshu and Shango. Repressed by the Roman Catholic church until the early 1960s, it had been practiced in secrecy underground. The ritual includes the display of smooth stones (one of Shango's worship items) and Iron/Steel items in honor of Ogun.
KELE may refer to:
- KELE (AM), a radio station (1360 AM) licensed to Mountain Grove, Missouri, United States
- KELE-FM, a radio station (92.5 FM) licensed to Mountain Grove, Missouri, United States
Kele is a Hopi name meaning "Sparrow"
Kele can refer to:
- Kele people (Congo), a Bantu ethnic group of about 160,000 people
- Kele people (Gabon), a Bantu ethnic group of about 10,000 people
- Kélé, an Afro-Lucian religion
- Kele language (disambiguation), the name of several languages
- Kele Leawere, a Fijian rugby union player
- Kele Okereke, lead singer of English band Bloc Party, who simply goes as Kele on solo releases
- Kele, Ethiopia