ORQUESTRA DE RUA
Rio de Janeiro - Brasil
We are the Street Orchestra, a group formed by four young slum dwellers from the city of Rio de Janeiro. Currently all of our members are regularly enrolled in music courses at public universities - UFRJ and UNIRIO - Our goal is to play for the democratization of classical music since generally slum dwellers do not have access to repertoire and classical instruments. The Group seeks to rescue the musical tradition of the peripheries under an innovative approach. Thus, the traditional dialogues, in a harmonic way, with the classical and the popular based on coherent and current arrangements.
In addition, the orchestra in partnership with Casa Amarela voluntarily teaches children and young people from Morro da Providencia to play instruments.