AUDIO PORTRAIT – lenine
LENINE is its own case in Brazilian popular Music… it’s not rock, it’s not baião, it’s not Bossa Nova, it’s everything… it’s a melting pot of all sounds together, from Luis Gonzaga’s Northeast to Led Zeppelin’s progressive rock. Born in the Northeast, raised in Rio de Janeiro, his music has enormous international repercussion, stemming from the mixture that combines everything harmonically. UNIVERSAL MUSIC is a program that shows how regional music reaches the world and how it fuses with it through festivals and the internet, which is only doable through the courage to absorb every influence without fear nor shame.
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.