In 1973, Paulinho made this work, in which he intended to retrieve certain specific elements of the Brazilian music. He planned a show where he could gather again the inactive Época de Ouro ensemble. This choro ensemble, one of the most important in the history of the style, was founded by Jacob do Bandolim and, since his death, in 1969, they had stopped to play. In this show, Paulinho brought the ensemble together again, with the mandolin player Déo Rian taking over Jacob's place. The idea was so wonderful that the ensemble has been playing together ever since, their style livelier than ever, in several places around the world.
The script was written together with Sérgio Cabral, who was also the host of the show. The main theme of this show was the “saraus” (soirées), meetings to enjoy literature and music that were very common at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. The background reproduced a wide porch (varanda) where the musicians could “meet" as in the old soirées and make good music.
The show was a full house at the Teatro da Lagoa (Lagoa Theater) in Rio de Janeiro.