"In 1938, when the Department
of Culture sponsored the Mission for Folklore Research, Mário
de Andrade was faced by the dilemma of Modernity: in the same
pace popular manifestations were under the risk of vanishing due
to growing urbanization in the country, the technology advance of
the time provided means to capture those manifestations in discs,
photographs, and films. "
Carlos Augusto Calil
Secretary of Culture of the city of São Paulo
the sound recording carried out by Mário de Andrade and his
Mission gets out of the warehouse and is made available to the public
in the collection of CDs. Sixty years after the recording by
the Mission, the commitment is sealed for a new stage – that
of dispensing knowledge."
Danilo Santos de Miranda
Diretor regional do SESC São Paulo