Ocarina appeared at the end of the seventies in a typical neighborhood of Lisbon “Bairro Alto”as a store and traditional art gallery. Its first activity was to collect traditional crafts and traditional musical instruments from the North to the South of Portugal to expose and commercialize it in Lisbon.
In 1982, the scope of Ocarina was enlarged to other cultural activities: restaurant and concert house. For more than 4 years Ocarina presented concerts at, theatre plays, painting exhibitions, book and musical records releases, workshops, etc. Ocarina became a meeting point to the artists and intellectuals. Many of them participated for free in the cultural activities, as artists, actors or creators. The last act of this project happened at the end of 1987.
Ten years later, November 1997, Ocarina appears with a new project linked to the music: touring and booking agency, music producer and record company.