The Morro do Querosene is a Sao Paulo neighborhood, with calm streets, and also a city stage of cultural and artistically exhibitions such as bumba-meu-boi folklore festivities, capoeira presentations, berimbaus orchestra, samba-de-roda, tambor de criola, cacuriás, percussion groups, afro dance, murals, naïve art, pottery studios, puppetries, dramaturgy, poetry, cinema, documentary, music, gardening, and cuisine. Several cultural manifestatios had contributions and influences from other Brazilian states (Maranhão, Pernanbuco, Bahia…), it is appropriated atmosphere to resist and to strength our Brazilian identity, our self esteem, the relationship of reciprocal respect, and to reverence masters who develop our ateliers and our laboratories for diffusing knowledge and expertise to the youth.

Our location, Morro do Querosene, do not appear in the city map, it is called Vila Pirajussara, Butantã. In 1756, it was an important stop place for rest from bandeirantes, Portuguese explorers of Brazilian countryside. After that, it became a mandatory stop of traveler and cow farmers that made use of the springs and shelter in our location. In fact, that historical moment brought features and atypical constituents for the development of our city. This piece of land was called Chácara da Fonte, and it is our history remains.

When the Portuguese arrived in our coast through Sao Vicente, they found already a track which went up Serra do Mar (coastal rain forest mountains), and it crossed Vila Piratininga, and also Vila Pirajussara, to reach Sorocaba, where they could to have approach another two important routes: one to Iguape-Cananeia, and other to Botucatu (Assumção, Paraguay), and beyond (Andes). Moreover, others pathways also travel acrossed Santo Amaro and M’Boi Mirim to reach Vila Pirajussara. Those pathways were a network called PEABIRU.

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