Through its many colors, we see the infinite opportunities that are presented when we are living the joys, the possibility of identifying and honoring our ancestry, of discovering ourselves human, of feeling that we belong to a collective body that projects joy and freedom through where it goes
And as music is the golden thread that presents our north, it is in her that we look.
Always looking for a child to listen to the elders, we continue searching for the timbres, melodies and rhythms that are born from our land until arriving at the root, and there recognize the first trait that composes this sonorous drawing of the native, Iberian and black matrices that composes our musical Brazilianness.
If we find the roots, it is certain that one day it will be possible to generate fruits, to generate re-readings.
For a re-reading to be good, one must first have read the “work of art” very well.
On the other hand, in our view, the continuity and appreciation of traditional cultures will only occur if there is exchange, updating and re-interpretation.
The exchange of knowledges and doings is thus essential for the liveliness of culture, be it popular or urban, traditional or contemporary.
In nature, in ecosystems and biomes life depends on diversity. One of the main reasons for the extinction of a species is genetic impoverishment, loss of variation when many crosses occur between close relatives that weakens the continuity of this living biological line.
The same can occur with culture. If a group has little exchange with others, its ways of making music, singing, playing, improvising, composing and dancing, the more likely it is that it will decay, be undervalued or even forgotten.
The order is to absorb the difference to stay alive.
Therefore, the importance of the re-readings: so that the meeting between the rural and the urban, the traditional and the contemporary, the scholar and the popular can strengthen each other and provide more creativity from the diversity.