The Brazilian songwriter and rapper, Emicida, used the phrase 'A Rua é nois' in his song 'Triunfo'.
"A Rua é nois", roughly translates to 'we are the street' and is likely to be heard on the streets in some Brazilian cities, such as Sao Paulo. The 'we' here can be interpreted to refer to Favela communities, lower socio-economic groups or anyone who makes their living on the streets, commutes on the streets, and interacts with the street culture in their day-to-day lives. It is a phrase that succinctly encapsulates the common feeling these communities have of intricately knowing and experiencing the reality of the streets in Brazil.
Rua [`hua], is a Brazilian project comprised of Melbourne-Based, Latin American musos. Rua belts out a down to earth mix of Brazilian styles, including - Samba, Bossa, Samba-Funk and Maracatu. The result is a blend of buoyant samba rhythms with the contemporary groove and bop of funk, that will undoubtedly get you dancing.
Rua is comprised of 5 musicians: Alcides Neto (Brazil) on guitar and vocals, Stefano Vespucci (Italy/Brazil) on double bass, Carlos Meza (Colombia) on drums, Sam Osbourne (Australia) on percussion and Ed Farrar (England) on trumpet.
'Rua' (street in Portuguese) as a concept, can be understood as a common space, where everyone is free to come and go, a place to mingle, to express, to exchange ideas and debate, it is a democratic space and should remain that way. This a concept that the band aims to cultivate, a true form of socialising, where good vibes and dancing are intertwined with meaningful discussion of the things that matter to us.