The musician, who is releasing a new album named ‘O Alvorecer’ in partnership with Sai Conde, also left a testimonial about Lineu Bravo guitar
Playing a Lineu Bravo guitar, the musician Guilherme Lamas is releasing, this year, his new album named “O Alvorecer”, in honor of the Brazilian composer Ernesto Nazareth. Guilherme, since 2015, has been playing in a duo with the Colombian Sai Conde, who plays a mandolin made by the luthier Diego Valencia.
They started playing together when Guilherme and Sai Conde met each other in Barão Geraldo, near Unicamp (University of Campinas), where both do a master’s degree.
In this new album, the mandolin is the soloist and the 7-string steel guitar made by Lineu Bravo plays the support and also the melodies of the lowest-sounding timbres of the instrument.
The musicians are performing the release show in a different way, playing unknown music. The idea is to play the material that has been studied at the university. For this reason, Guilherme is playing his Lineu Bravo guitar all over Brazil.
– 19/05: Espaço Cultural Dodecafônico, Jundiaí-SP, 20h
– 21/05: Conservatório Pro Música, Campinas-SP, 17h
– 25/05: Clube Hípica, Centro Cultural Senzala, 21h
– 26/05: Adunicamp Unicamp, Campinas-SP, 20h
– 03/06: Teatro do Sesc Campinas-SP, 16h30
– 10/06: Projeto Pontes Musicais, Campinas- SP, 11h
– 10/06: Espaço 91 SP, São Paulo-SP, 20h
Guilherme Lamas and his Lineu Bravo guitar
Guilherme Lamas, musician and researcher at University of Campinas, plays a 7-string steel Lineu Bravo Guitar Rogério Caetano model that he purchased in 2016.
The musician got to know some nylon Lineu Bravo guitars in 2005, when he studied at Tatuí Conservatorium. Back then, he played some renowned artists instruments: Rafael Thomaz, Alessandro Penezzi, Maurício Carrilho, Paulo Aragão.
Guilherme found everything he was looking for: “In 2010, I started studying more the 7-string steel guitar and I was looking for the perfect instrument for me regarding timbre, volume, stability, playability and tuning. Lineu Bravo guitar had everything that I wanted since I like to play at the highest-sounding timbres.”
Take a look at the testimonial Guilherme left about luthier Lineu Bravo instrument: “The 7-string steel Lineu Bravo guitar is a masterpiece, I am very happy to have it in my everyday life. When I picked up my guitar at his workshop and played it for the first time, I was already very impressed by the instrument: timbre, volume, stability, playability, tuning…It is an instrument that can be used to play not only at the lowest-sounding timbres but also at the highest. I really want to say that Lineu Bravo work is absolutely trustworthy. Congratulations and thank you very much.”
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, 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.
The “City of Light”, as Paris is affectionately known, is a symbol of French and World culture, bringing over more than 30 million visitors and standing out in fashion, art and culture scenarios. A lot of artistic movements, such as expressionism and surrealism were born there, and also, important characters of art and philosophy - René Descartes, Voltaire, Victor Hugo, Émile Zola, Simone de Beauvoir e Edith Piaf.
The city also has received many foreign artists, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Francis Scott Fitzgerald, Joyce and Oscar Wilde.
Over the years, Brazilian music has been strongly disseminated in Paris by talented Brazilian artists who ended up spreading their music over there. Mauricio Carrilho, brilliant violonist, is one of the names that has already performed and recorded in the city.
Mauricio Carrilho Career
Mauricio Carrilho was born in Rio de Janeiro. He 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 in Paris
In 1993, he founded the group “O Trio”, in which he acted as violinist alongside with Paulo Sérgio Santos, who played the clarinet and Pedro Amorim playing the mandolin. The group recorded, in Paris, their first record, also in 1993.
Mauricio Carrilho has already performed at the Theatre Des Champs Elysées, in Paris, with the conductor Kurt Masur, performing “Suíte para Violão de Sete Cordas e Orquestra”. The same composition has also been performed by Yamandu Costa, with the Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Roberto Minczuc.
Mauricio Carrilho and the 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.
Since then, the musician has been disseminating his talent around the world, including Paris. So, the Brazilian music has been very well represented out there, with a Lineu Bravo guitar.
Source: Dicionário MPB and Wikipédia
In 1940, the rhythm becomes a Brazilian symbol
‘Samba’, the most popular Brazilian music genre, has European and African origins, but it has taken over the country with black culture symbols.
The word was first mentioned in 1838 in a newspaper of Pernambuco called “O Capuceiro”. In Rio de Janeiro, the word ‘samba’ appears only in the late twentieth century, always linked with rural feasts, the black community and Bahia.
This music genre started taking shape with urban characteristics and percussion instruments, and now it has been consolidated as the main music style of Rio de Janeiro.
The expansion of samba took place thanks to two aspects: the newly-launched radio and the encouraging to the carnival by schools of the time.
In the 1940’s, the rhythm became a Brazilian symbol and earned status and international fame. Nowadays, the world sees Brazil as the birthplace of Carnival.
The word ‘samba’ has created solid roots and, as a result, a lot of etymological branching, such as samba-choro, samba de terreiro, samba-enredo, samba de gafieira, samba-rock, etc.
The first composers have built a cultural legacy. Some of them are: Jozé Luiz de Moraes, o Caninha, Heitor dos Prazeres, João da Baiana, Pixinguinha e Donga.
The Samba National Day is celebrated on December 2nd and was created to honor Ary Barroso. Firstly, the date was celebrated only in Bahia, but it turned out to become national.
Source: Almanaque do Samba
Everything started with a Lineu’s dream, in 2010
Lineu Bravo luthier has recently been at Hamilton de Holanda’s concert, an artist with a 30-year-old brilliant career. After the performance that took place at the Colina’s Theater in São José dos Campos, a city of São Paulo, they got together for a good talk.
The luthier and the musician talked and recalled how Hamilton was surprised with a Lineu Bravo guitar, in 2010.
At that time, Lineu was finishing a 7-string requinto guitar, which is smaller than a regular one, for Yamandú Costa and, so, he had an unusual idea: to make a 5-string nylon tenor guitar (that has the same side of a requinto one). That would be an interesting instrument, since a tenor guitar is usually made of steel strings.
Lineu Bravo, then, decided to build that unusual guitar. But, who could play it? Who’d be the perfect musician that would perfectly fit in this new idea?
The meaningful dream
The answer came up from a memory about a dream Lineu had had a few months before. He was in a record store when, suddenly, he saw a CD with a white cover and the following sentence: “Hamilton de Holanda Náilon“.
From that memory, Lineu Bravo answered his own doubt and realized that the perfect musician to play his new nylon tenor guitar would be Hamilton de Holanda.
The tenor guitar became real after a meticulous handmade process and was send directly to its new owner without previous warning. Hamilton was surprised and remembers that moment: “That instrument was a great gift”.