AUDIO PORTRAIT – roberto frejat
From an early age, Roberto Frejat was a Brazilian rock’n’roll icon. He was the guitarist of a band that skyrocketed with the power of the eighties (Barão Vermelho), where his partnership with the voice of Cazuza starred in its own chapter in Brazilian Popular Music. GUITAR HEROES is a fascinating testimony about the history of the great guitarists who influenced him, from Mississipi until today, going through Woodstock and the counterculture of swinging London. It’s a lesson that unceremoniously shows the musical sophistication of his guitar… the riffs, the tendencies, the exponents… a parade of sounds that makes us understand a time that will never return, when the GUITAR HEROES influenced the behavior of an entire generation.
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.