AUDIO PORTRAIT – featuring Erasmo Carlos
Behind the Curtain
Considered one of the main movements in young music in the ‘70s, Jovem Guarda has always been accused of connivance with the Military Dictatorship. In BEHIND THE CURTAIN, Erasmo Carlos presents his version of events with impressive sincerity. In his statement, he portrays the youth of those days… he demystifies the portrait of a society with equal opportunities and clearly separates Brazilian Popular Music “Boss Nova” from the other tendencies that fell more in line with the global rock’n’roll phenomenon.
The series AUDIOPORTRAIT delivers the word so the artist can develop a theme that has never been talked about. It is a show about the person, not the persona, giving the spectator an opportunity to join intimately the real person. It’s like a casual conversation where the spectator is in the second row, behind the silhouette of another participant.
It is a show that stemmed from the documentary WHITE BLACK and BLUES with BB KING, filmed in a differential format… it wasn’t just the music… it was a testimony about an issue that has impacted his career and, more than anything, a life’s story. In BB KING’s case, as a blues musician, touring across America for over sixty years, he narrated the changes in African-American civil rights during the second half of the 20th century, where music had an instrumental role. As an eyewitness to everything that was going on, he has credit as a consistent narrator, mixing narrative with musical performances. It’s not the career… it’s a point of view… an AUDIO PORTRAIT. Music is only the frame where history, in form of a testimony, truly shines… great developments narrated by someone who lived them.