" No Olho da Rua " brings to the streets it’s own compositions and the music of Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Nazareth, Ary Barroso, Noel Rosa, Tom Jobim... eternal music, played in a modern way.
No Olho da Rua (in the eye of the street) is an expression in Portuguese which means unemployed, fired or homeless, and in the group’s case it also means that the band bring the music to the streets and let people have direct and free access to it. A celebration to the music, to the people and to the streets of Rio de Janeiro, the Wonderful City.
Since March of 1997, the quartet have been doing presentations in the streets of Rio in Leblon, Ipanema, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, Tom Jobim Park, among others and in important venues and festivals in Brazil and in other countries.
The group had many recognized Brazilian musicians as guests in it’s concerts such as Victor Biglione, Carlos Malta and Guinga. In 2010 No Olho da Rua did a tour in the United States with the cellist Luciano Correa playing in venues in New York City and in the Cello New Directions Festival in Ithaca, New York, where the group also led workshops and jam sessions about Brazilian music
"No Olho da Rua" has four CDs recorded with Ethos Brasil and is currently signed with Delira Música, one of the world´s most important labels for Brazilian instrumental music, with which the group has one DVD released that features Guinga as a guest artist.