So Paulo

We can still cite, the catequizao, that took to the disappearance of its religious beliefs and other cultural traditions. According to Vasco Mariz, in its workmanship History of Music in Brazil, ' ' the Jesuits had used music as instrument of conversion of gentios' ' under the strong European influence the aboriginal children learned to sing, to dance and to touch (flute, gaitas, tambores, violas and until cravo) and in the civilized villages already music schools existed. In 1578, in the Bahia, the first priests already formed ' ' masters-das-artes' '. Instruidos to play instruments and the practical one of it I sing chorale of traditional repertoire of the church (cantos gregorianos of the renascentista sort), sees our aboriginal to lose before so powerful influence, what he provoked ' ' deculturao of aboriginal music brasileira' '. On the other hand, Brazilian music received one riqussima African contribution, through the black slaves. Much even so, the mixture between the African musical folklore and the overwhelming European musical culture has been slow, because everything that came of the enslaved ones was rejected, and significant contribution will be recognized only after the release of the slaves.

' ' It said that the paper of the black and over all of the mulato was important because early the aboriginals if they had become esquivos and if they had removed for remote regions of Brazil. The clearer slave and its descendants each time if had soon become the personages most significant in the land of music, a time that still at that time the musician was leveled the servant or used. ' ' ' ' Music in the colonial period, therefore, remained essentially European although almost exclusively interpreted for mulatos and blacks. The musical activities had been of bigger countenance in the Bahia and in Olinda, even so if it does not have to menosprezar what it occurred in Rio De Janeiro, in So Paulo, Paran, Maranho Par.' ' During all century XVIII new influences go being aggregate to Brazilian music, creating new sorts, rhythms and instruments.


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