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.

Maximillian Rudd, Lineu Bravo’s Australian client, orders second guitar

Video recently published by Max overwhelmed luthier Lineu Bravo

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The musician Maximillian Rudd, Lineu Bravo’s Australian client, studies Brazilian music and he is graduated at Melbourne Conservatorium of Music. Max liked his 7-string guitar that was made for him so much that he decided to order the second one, just like the other: with Indian Jacaranda Cedar. Now, he has one for tours and another one for recordings!

About Maximillian Rudd

Brazilian seven-string guitar virtuoso and vocalist Maximillian Rudd delivers a dynamic show of original music based on his eclectic array of Brazilian, blues and roots influences.

Maximillian Rudd is a young Aussie guitarist at the forefront of an international Brazilian guitar explosion. Alongside his Brazilian seven-string guitar, Maximillian is hard at the coalface, experimenting with the unlikely fusion of Latin American, jazz, blues and roots influences.

An accomplished guitarist with formal training in classical and jazz at the prestigious Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Maximillian has extensively pursued the music of Brazil both in Australia and in South America. Maximillian’s sound is uniquely his own, arising from his eclectic musical journey, beginning the guitar at the age of seven and intensely developing his craft ever since. Maximillian’s edge resides in his undisputed instrumental ability, which has become the trademark of his live set.

Maximillian has played at some of Victoria’s premier music festivals, such as Port Fairy Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and St Kilda Festival.

Debut album Maximillian released in 2017

Playing a Brazilian seven-string guitar, Maximillian is undeniably a student of the ‘violão brasileiro,’ the great tradition of Brazilian guitar, taking his place as a burgeoning outsider amongst a lineage of Brazilian guitarists and musical innovators, from Baden Powell, to Raphael Rabello and beyond.

As an instrumentalist and occasional vocalist, Maximillian’s performance engages with seasoned ears, hinting at the ‘this and that’ of modern guitar culture, sewing it all together with the subtle creativity of an eclectic musical upbringing. The album draws together the ever-colliding worlds of the Americas, from New Orleans southward bound, rendering it a series of portraits within which listeners can glimpse the nuances of music’s global mobility in the modern era of mass media, from the personal perspective of a young Australian artist.

 

Maximillian Rudd and Lineu Bravo guitar

Maximillian Rudd ordered this first 7-string Lineu Bravo guitar with Indian Jacaranda in 2011. He liked it so much that, in 2018, he decided to order the second one with the same setting. Now, the musician has one for tours and another one for recordings!

 

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.

Learn more about Hagai Rehavia, Lineu Bravo’s client

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Lineu Bravo, Brazilian luthier, makes instruments for clientes all over the world. One of his international clients is Hagai Rehavia: guitarist and composer who was born in Israel. His musical influences include Brazilian musicians such as Toninho Horta and Marco Pereira (who is also a Lineu Bravo’s client).
The musician got to know the luthier through Ulisses Rocha, a Brazilian guitarist. Hagai acquired a Lineu Bravo guitar in 2007: a 6-string Cedar guitar with Indian Jacaranda.

About Hagai Rehavia

The musician Hagai Rehavia was born in 1968 in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and started playing the guitar at the age of 15. He learned to play from books and friends. After he got in touch with important Israeli composers and musicians, such as
Matti Caspi, Yoni Rechter and Shlomo Gronich, he started to expand and develop his own musical vocabulary and technique, influenced by Brazilian bossa nova and jazz.

Delighted with Brazilian music, which he got to know from his Brazilian neighbors, he ended up visiting Brazil, and for many times he met important Brazilian musicians such as Marco Pereira, Ulisses Rocha, Toninho Horta and Raphael Rabello.

In 1998, he formed a band named “Tucan Trio”. They used to perform their own compositions as well as innovative arrangements of Brazilian music. The band members are: Amir Milstein (flute), Joca Perpignan (percussion) and Hagai (guitar).
The “Tucan Trio” launched an Album named “Tucan” in 1999 and performed at important music Festivals in Israel and all over the world. They also played in partnership with the Brazilian mandolin player Armandinho in Israel, USA and Brazil.

Hagai has also played in partnership with the renowned Brazilian composer Edu Lobo and the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002.
Hagai’s solo album named “Bebe”, was launched in 2005, with a Brazilian repertoire.
He is also an author of 4 guitar books, which contain guitar arrangements for Israeli famous classics.

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.