AUDIO PORTRAIT featuring George, Leoni, Guto, Arnaldo
FRIENDLY FIRE is a radiography for rockn’roll bands throughout the years. Paul and John, from the Beatles, Mick and Keith, from the Rolling Stones, Sting and Stewart, from the Police, and even the Gallagher brothers, from Oasis… best of friends in youth, worst of enemies as adults. The almost inevitable breakup seems to follow a very similar script, framed by drugs, sex, fame, power and money… Leoni (former member of KID ABELHA), GEORGE ISRAEL (remaining member of KID ABELHA), GUTO GOFFI (who was in the legendary BARÃO VERMELHO) and ARNALDO BRANDÃO (former member of HANOI HANOI) bring forth the reason that caused these partnerships and breakups, which brought together great artists, and destroyed them with equal brilliance and efficiency.
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.