In celebration of our 30 years of collective musical work, we, members of the Grupo ANIMA, would equally like to thank those who have supported us with their applause, at a single concert and those who, since 1988, have continuously encouraged and honored us with their presence and interaction.
We are grateful to Ogan Leandro Perez for always being by our side, with his good humor and his love for the arts and the Afro-Brazilian culture, teaching us the musical tradition of Candomblé, especially Ketu Candomblé, and building the repertoire of the Mar Anterior program with us.
We thank Babá Edson de Oșun for his promptness in translating the songs of the Orishas presented on this CD from Yoruba to Portuguese, and for his comments – all given in a very careful and didactic manner – on each of the songs.
The graphic works presented here are all by the artist Rosana Paulino, to whom we are immensely grateful. What we got to know of her work became the basis for the dramaturgicmusical construction of Mar Anterior presentation and CD.
We are very grateful to Professor Manuel Pedro Ferreira for sharing with us this brief journey through the Cantigas of King Dinis, the “planter of ships” With his artistic and academic work, he instigated the development of this show, giving us the chance to access a musical universe hidden, and nearly lost, in the binding of a book in the Torre do Tombo.
We wish to thank Daniella da Cunha Gramani for ceding the rights to the recording and performance of “Barreado”, composed by her father José Eduardo Gramani, our dear friend.
We are likewise grateful to the composers Liduino Pitombeira and Acácio Piedade, also dear friends, for gifting us with the compositions “Anima” and “Cantiga 1”, respectively.
We thank the Music Department of the School of Communication and Arts from the State University of São Paulo (ECA – USP), especially Dr. Monica Lucas, for allowing us to the temporarily use the recorders made by Adriana Breukink, based on an agreement between the aforementioned university and the University of the State of Santa Catarina (UDESC), as part of the research project entitled “Musicians, Music, and Instruments: An Investigation of Performance in Historical Music and in Traditional Popular Music”. This agreement made possible the realization of the arrangement O Fondo do Mar tan Chao – Ofulu Lorêrê ê by Aulos – Núcleo Interuniversitário de flautas doces (Interuniversitário de flautas doces (Interuniversity Group of Recorders). We are grateful to the recorder players of the group – David Castelo, Flávio Stein, Liduino Pitombeira and Monica Lucas – for their participation in this project.
We are grateful to Cachuera! Cultural Association, and to all its participants, for its unyielding support for Grupo ANIMA, and for being our rehearsal home over the past 11 years, welcoming the laboratories of collective arrangements, the research, debates and exhibitions of our work.
We are grateful to the Institute of Brazilian Studies (IEB), at the University of São Paulo (USP), for licensing the field notebooks of the Camargo Guarnieri Fund (2nd Afro-Brazilian Congress, Salvador, Bahia, 1937).
We are grateful to Tânia Camargo Guarnieri and to the Institute of Brazilian Studies (IEB), at the University of São Paulo (USP), for licensing the field notebooks of the Camargo Guarnieri Fund (2nd Afro-Brazilian Congress, Salvador, Bahia, 1937).