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
Another talented international artist disseminates Brazilian music through a Lineu Bravo Guitar! We are talking about Julian Scheffer, an Australian musician that, with Paul Carey, compose contemporary Brazilian music in Australia.
Paul and Julian are completely in love with the Brazilian music and they have spent some time in Brazil studying and playing, specially “Choro”, which makes this partnership come up with a very interesting sound: Brazilian music from the perspective of two Australian artists. This typically Brazilian music style, which is played by them, has a very famous artist in Brazil as a patron: Pixinguinha, and it demands a lot of the artist skills on the instrument, apart from a very good perception of codes that will generate great improvisation.
Their first musical meeting was in 2010, in Rio de Janeiro. There, they devised the project and developed a great friendship. Since then, the project came to life and has been consolidated. So, in 2012, they finally got to record their first CD, in Melbourne, Australia.
Julian and the Lineu Bravo Guitar
During his stay in Brazil, Julian met Lineu’s work and promptly decided to order his 7-steel string guitar. And, once again, Brazilian music has been disseminated through a Lineu Bravo Guitar!
Sandro Albert, respected musician and composer in the competitive New York jazz scene, is Lineu Bravo’s latest client. Born in Porto Alegre (RS), Sandro moved to the USA nearly 20 years ago and although he couldn’t speak English back then, he managed to build a solid music career.
When he went to the USA in 1996, he had the intention to stay for only 6 months. However, life had spared him other plans, and the musician started to play with bands he had always listened to: Earth, Wind and Fire, Gap Band, Village People, Kool and the Gang, Tower of Power, Chaka Khan e Doobie Brothers.
This Brazilian musician story is incredible since it is almost unimaginable to think that a white young Brazilian boy, who didn’t know how to speak the country’s language, would get a place in a Californian Black music band, the “War”. What happened is that the Americans were impressed by the music style that he played on the breaks, our beloved Choro.
Sandro Albert and the Lineu Bravo guitar
Sandro has built a solid career in the competitive New York jazz scene, and he is working on a new project to be launched soon: a guitar disc. Recently, he’s purchased a Lineu Bravo guitar with Canadian cedar soundboard and an Indian jacarandá back.
The musician heard about the luthier work through Elder Costa, from Minas Gerais, who is also Lineu Bravo’s client and Sandro’s friend for years. Sandro Albert was delighted with Lineu Bravo’s work and has already ordered his guitar.
The Bralizian musician lives in the USA nowadays, and, there, he spreads Brazilian music, now playing Lineu Bravo guitar.