AUDIO PORTRAIT featuring anitta
Revamping one’s music career is something that happens frequently… Sgt Peppers is an anthological Beatles album that triggered the passage from romantic rock ballads to a more symphonic and lysergic sound. Anitta is a musical phenomenon that came from the marginalized areas’ funk movement. Her voice has a rare key. Once she became successful, she broadened her horizons with a side B repertoire: soul, rhythm and blues, with a touch of jazz that come out unceremoniously. REVAMPING is the story of this difficult passage.
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.