AUDIO PORTRAIT – featuring DETONAUTAS
It’s All Free
From the murder of Netto, his band’s guitarist, OS DETONAUTAS, Tico Santa Cruz becomes a civil rights activist, questioning the omissive responsibility of governors in matters of corruption, urban violence and public accountability. IT’S ALL FREE is a chronicle of Brazil and the world in the 21st century, where the politician class’ shamelessness assures us the troubles remain the same, in a completely hypocritical report. Tico Santana Cruz’ proper engagement in these matters makes him pay a high price, something the show exposes.
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.