Lenine, a renowned Brazilian artist, plays a Lineu Bravo guitar

The musician, who was born in Recife, sings his own compositions made into verses that reflect topics about our generation

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The luthier Lineu Bravo was recently surprised by watching on television the show “Em Trânsito” by the musician Lenine. During the performance, Lenine sings along with his band and plays a lot of guitars. At one point, he plays, without his band, a Lineu Bravo guitar. The luthier immediately recognized the instrument and was staggered by that.

Lineu Bravo said that he does not know any more details about his discovery: “I recognized the instrument but I don’t know which one it could be, and I don’t’ know how he got it.” The mystery continues, and the luthier leaves a question: “Can anyone help me solve this mystery?”

About Lenine

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Lenine is a Brazilian artist who sings his own compositions and makes verses that explain our time. For him, word and music have always walked hand in hand.
He was born in Recife, on February 2nd, 1959, and his first music references are: Ângela Maria, Cyro Monteiro, Bach, Chopin, Jackson do Pandeiro, Miltinho, Ary Lobo and Dorival Caymmi.
About his music, Lenine explains: “They say I make music that mixes Brazilian culture with worldwide culture. Sounds that don’t fit in a unique genre and with no boundaries. I agree. At least, I try.”
Lenine went to Rio de Janeiro in the late 70s, searching for a career progression.
With composer friends, he followed his way composing and creating, trying to survive producing Brazilian Popular Music when everyone was playing Rock music: “It was not easy, but it certainly was essential for what I do today”.
He performed in partnership with a lot of talented musicians over his career, such as: Fernanda Abreu, O Rappa, Milton Nascimento, Maria Rita, Maria Bethânia and Elba Ramalho.
Lenine, who loves producing his own albums, has also produced for some friends such as Maria Rita, Chico César and Pedro Luis e a Parede.
About his albums: “I think “Olho de Peixe” is the most important album of my career. Because it helped me to find out that the music can take me wherever I want”.

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Marcos Pereira’s successful career, Lineu Bravo’s client

Guitarist, composer and arranger Marco Pereira makes a successful career in Brazil and abroad.

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The guitarist, composer and arranger Marco Pereira has recently posted a beautiful picture of a 6-string Lineu Bravo guitar on his Facebook page. The talented Lineu Bravo’s client, who is from São Paulo, is a guitarist, composer and arranger. He has been consolidating an admirable career over the years, in Brazil and abroad. Lear more about it!

Marco Pereira

Marco Pereira is a guitarist, composer and arranger. He is from São Paulo, where he had guitar lessons with Isaias Sávio at “Conservatório Dramático e Musical de São Paulo”.

He lived in France for five years and has a Master’s degree in Classic Guitar (Université Musicale Internationale de Paris). He also wrote a book named “Heitor Villa-Lobos, sua obra para violão” and has achieved the first place in many important music contests.

In Brazil, he created two guitar courses at University of Brasilia.

He has also recorded two albums that leaded him to the Town Hall, in NYC.

He has already played in partnership with important Brazilian musicians such as Luciana Souza, Zélia Duncan, Edu Lobo, Cássia Eller, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, Wagner Tiso, Daniela Mercury, Zizi Possi, Rildo Hora, Paulinho da Viola, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Leila Pinheiro, Fátima Guedes, Nelson Gonçalves and Roberto Carlos.

He received the Sharp Award in 1993 and in 1994.

Marco plays as a soloist in the USA and in Europe.

He also works as a teacher at ‘Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)’.

Marco released didactic material for musicians, such as a 7-string method in partnership with Rogério Caetano, also a Lineu Bravo’s client.

Marco Pereira and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Marco Pereira left a testimonial about the instrument that Lineu Bravo has made for him. Check it out:

”In a performance that I gave in Sorocaba, I met Lineu’s father who told me: ‘I have already seen you playing a 7-string guitar made by my son’. Well, I am already playing one and all I can say is that all my other guitars are in silence now. Lineu’s guitar is versatile and goes well in different styles. It is a good instrument. I have no words to explain the sonority of it because it is a secret that only the greatest luthiers of the world know.”

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Paula Borghi and Mauricio Carrilho, Lineu Bravo’s clients, play together and impress

Video recently published by Paula Borghi overwhelmed the luthier Lineu Bravo

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The luthier Lineu Bravo was really touched by seeing two clients playing together on a video that has recently been published on Facebook. The musicians Paula Borghi, who has a 6-string guitar made by the luthier, and Maurício Carrilho, who played in the video a 7-string Lineu Bravo guitar with Canadian cedar top, made in 2006. The song was named “Desnorteada”, composed by Mauricio.

 

About Paula Borghi

Paula was born in Santo Andre, in São Paulo, and when she was 9 years old she started studying music at Tatuí Conservatorium.

She also has a degree in music and has achieved the first place in many important guitar contests.

In 2013, she released an álbum named “Café da Dona Chica” with the group água de Vintém. Also in 2013, she released an álbum in partnership with Mauricio Carrilho.

She plays in partnership with important Brazilian musicians such as Maurício Carrilho, Cristóvão Bastos, Alessandro Penezzi, Nailor Proveta, Pedro Amorim, Toninho Carrasqueira, Aquiles Morais, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Antônio Rocha, Luciana Rabelo, Toninho Ferragutti, Paulo Sérgio Santos. Nowadays she teaches music lessons.

 

Learn more, here.

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About Mauricio Carrilho

 Mauricio Carrilho, who was born in Rio de Janeiro, is a musician, producer, and a popular Brazilian song researcher. He is also a Lineu Bravo’s client.

He started his career in 1977, taking part of many musical groups such as “Carioquinhas” and “O Trio”.

In the late 90’s, Mauricio established a record label with Luciana Rabello, the “Acarei Records”, where he has been doing a great research about Choro.

The musician also develops a great work on education, travelling around Brazil, attending workshops based on Choro (the first popular Brazilian music genre).

Mauricio Carrilho and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Mauricio got a Lineu Bravo guitar in 2006, a 7-string guitar with Canadian cedro top.At the time, he gave his instrument to an Australian friend, the musician Doug De Vries, who played the guitar and felt in love with it, but he could not wait his own to be ready.  Mauricio says he did it because he was sure he would receive an instrument as good as the one he had.

So, Lineu Bravo made a second guitar for him, just like the another one.

Mauricio gave a testimonial about Lineu Bravo’s guitar:

“In my opinion, Lineu Bravo is the best Brazilian Luthier. I think that’s because he has a rare skill with wood, a simple and flawless finishing, a regularity in the results that made me deliver it to a foreign friend (Douglas de Vries), who couldn’t wait his guitar to be ready, my own guitar. I did that peacefully because I was sure that I would receive from Lineu another instrument so good as that one that I used to have. Besides all that, Lineu is the first high level Brazilian luthier who has a musical education completely connected to ‘Choro’. He is a great mandolin and ‘cavaquinho’ soloist, although a little bit out of practice due to the big amount of orders, which conveys all his success. He knows the timbre characteristics and playability that an instrument should have in order to help the musician to have a good performance. So, his guitars, ‘cavaquinhos’ and mandolins have the perfect tuning, volume, projection, they are comfortable and have a big stability, even when subjected to extreme conditions of temperature and humidity. Anyway, Lineu Bravo is the biggest example of the great progress that Brazilian lutheria has reached over the last years, thanks to a lot of masters work. And it is not easy to be the best among so many competent people.”

 

Learn more, here.

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About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

Lineu Bravo’s clients’ meeting: Francisco Solano, from Maranhão and Lucas Melo, from Curitiba

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Lucas Melo, musician from Curitiba and Francisco Solano, musician from Maranhão and member of a Choro group founded in 1973 called “Regional Tira Teima”, both Lineu Bravo’s clients, have recently met in Curitiba. On that occasion, they played their 7-string guitar made by the luthier.

About the meeting, Lucas Melo says: “I met Francisco in 2017, when he went to Curitiba with his group “Regional Tira Teima”. On that occasion, I had the opportunity to play with them. I really got along with Solano and we played a great sound together. He is very nice and knows everything about 7-strings.”

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Lucas Melo

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Musician from Curitiba, he is guitarist and plays 7-string guitar. He is a member of a group called “Conjunto Choro e Seresta”, he also teaches at Curitiba Conservatorium of Music.

Lucas studied at Jean Jacques Rousseau school and at Curitiba Conservatorium of Music, where he developed, with musicians Sergio Albach and Claudio Menandro, the language of the Choro and the Brazilian guitar. In 2015, he recorded an instrumental album called “Papo Xara” with the musician Lucas Miranda.
As a teacher, he was invited to teach at the Choro Workshop of the Paraná Arts College (2011), at Curitiba Conservatorium of Music. (2012) and at EPM Rotterdam (2015).

He has already performed in Brazil and in many other countries in partnership with musicians such as: Rogério Souza, Mario Seve, Antônio Rocha, Ronaldo do Bandolim, Dirceu Leite, Ana Paula da Silva, Ceumar, Toninho Carrasqueira, Joao Macacão, Rafael Toledo, Sérgio Albach, Julião Boêmio, Daniel Migliavacca,

Lucas is also a producer in Curitiba.

Lucas Melo and Lineu Bravo Guitar

Lucas purchased a 7-string guitar made by luthier Lineu Bravo in 2010, however it was stolen in 2011. The musician got the guitar back in 2016.

Lucas got to know about Lineu’s work through another Lineu Bravo’s clients, such as Marco Pereira and Rogério Caetano.

Lucas Melo left a testimonial about his instrument, a 7-string guitar: “Lineu’s instrument is unique, with a wonderful timbre. After I started playing it I didn’t want any other. In 2011, I was mugged and the guitar was taken by the thief. But five years later I got it back.”

Francisco Solano

Francisco Solano’s hobby is the music. He is a member of a group called “Tira Teima”, a traditional Choro group in Maranhão.

He is the president of Maranhão Choro Club, and he plays the 7-string guitar.

Franciso gave an interview to the website “O Imparcial” saying he believes that the “roda de choro” (the musical groups that play Choro are called ‘Rodas de Choro’) is the biggest school: “Rodas de Choro are the school of Choro. You can go to the music school to develop technique, but the school of Choro is the ‘roda’, there is no other way. The Choro emerged this way and that’s how it has value, as I see.”

Francisco has also talked about his biggest musical reference, Dino 7-string: “Dino is my big reference, and I had the pleasure to talk to him. Dino is the biggest 7-string reference. I think the 7-string only exists because of him. He created the way to play it.”

The musician said he appreciates other new musicians work, such as: Gian Correa, from São Paulo, Rogério Caetano, also Lineu Bravo’s client, Zé Barbeiro and Luiz Filipe. According to Francisco, the most frequently played guitar in Brazil is the 7-string: “There are so many good musicians nowadays, wherever you go.”

About Lineu Bravo

Lineu Bravo is an autodidact luthier and fond of good music. From an early age he developed intimacy with wood at his father workshop. He built his first instrument when he was 14. Since then, his guitars, ‘cavacos’, mandolins and ‘violas’ have been purchased by respected musicians. Guinga, Marcus Tardelli, Zélia Duncan, Marco Pereira, João Bosco, Yamandú Costa, Chico Buarque, Ulisses Rocha, Hamilton de Holanda, Ângela Muner, Rogério Caetano, Maurício Carrilho, Luciana Rabello, João Lyra, Maurício Marques, Edson Lopes, Alessandro Penezzi, Juarez Moreira, Fernando César, Jayme Vignoli, Flávio Apro, Giacomo Bartoloni, Swami Jr, Rosa Passos, Ana Carolina, Zé Paulo Becker, and Douglas Lora are some of them.

 

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