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.

Algerian musician Karim Tariket plays ‘mandole’ built by luthier Lineu Bravo

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Luthier Lineu Bravo built for the Algerian musician Karim Tariket a ‘mandole’, also known as ‘Algerian bandola’, with Canadian cedar top, Indian Jacaranda Back and ebony elevated fingerboard.

Karim reported how he got to know about Lineu’s job: “I brought to Brazil a ‘mandole’ from Algeria, however there was a problem with the fretboard. Then I started looking for a luthier on the internet and I found Lineu’s number. So I called him! Ever since he told me he didn’t do maintenance, I asked him if he could do a new one for me. I sent him pictures of my ‘mandole’. Lineu said he could and he did! I’ve seen some videos of him on Youtube and I really liked it.” The Algerian musician talked a little bit about his instrument: ‘The ‘mandole’ is a traditional instrument in Algeria. It has been widely used to play ‘chaabi’, the Popular Music from Algeria. Nowadays it is also used to play a lot of music genres.”

Karim used to play chaabi in the beginning of his career: “I’ve already played a mix of music genres in a group. Nowadays I am preparing a new album with my friend Rangel Cruz.”

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.

Guilherme Lamas, Lineu Bravo’s client, is releasing new album in partnership with Rafael Thomaz

Learn more about the album that will be released in March

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Guilherme Lamas, Lineu Bravo’s client, is releasing a new album in March named “Idas e Vindas”, an original work with instrumental songs in honor of the Brazilian composer Garoto, Aníbal Augusto Sardinha.

The album is a guitar duo, in partnership with the musician Rafael Thomaz, one of the first Lineu Bravo’s clients. Nowadays, the guitar is no longer with him.

Guilherme plays a 7-steel string guitar Rogério Caetano model and, soon, he will debut his new instrument that the luthier is producing for him: a 7-nylon string guitar.

New album

The album “Idas e Vindas”, a guitar duo, develops an original work of instrumental songs in honor of the Brazilian composer Garoto’s centenary (Aníbal Augusto Sardinha).

The songs were arranged in 2015, all of them inspired on Garoto’s musicography.

The album repertoire contains some Choro variations (traditional and modern), with a lot of external influence.

The project started being developed in 2014 with the two musicians interactions: Guilherme Lamas and Rafael Thomaz, soloists of the following instruments: a 7-steel string guitar and a 6-nylon string guitar.

The release of the album is scheduled for March 22th, 2018.

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Guilherme Lamas is a musician and researcher at the University of Campinas. He is also a guitarist, arranger, composer, music producer and a teacher.

His work has been published at:  ViolaB, Discos do Brasil, Lineu Bravo, rádio USP, rádio Câmara, rádio Lora (Suíça), Spotify, Deezer, ITunes, Site, Youtube, FanPage, and SoundCloud.

Guilherme Lamas and his Lineu Bravo guitar

Guilherme Lamas plays a 7-steel string Lineu Bravo guitar, Rogério Caetano model that he purchased in 2016. Soon, he will debut his new instrument made by the luthier Lineu Bravo: a 7-nylon string guitar.

The musician got to know Lineu Bravo guitars in 2005, when he studied at Tatuí Conservatorium.

“The 7-steel string 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”, said Guilherme about his guitar. You can check the complete testimonial that he left, here!

About Rafael Thomaz career

Rafael Thomaz has a Master’s degree at University of Campinas. He is a guitarist (popular and concert music).

He also is a teacher, sound technician and music producer.

 

Lucas Telles and his 7-string guitar made by Lineu Bravo

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The guitarist and composer Lucas Telles purchased in 2013 the first 7-steel string guitar Rogério Caetano model with pine top made by the luthier Lineu Bravo. Before that, in 2010, the luthier built him a 7-nylon string guitar.

Lucas describes how he got familiar with Lineu Bravo’s work: “I know his guitars since when he lived in Ouro Preto, when some friends from Minas Gerais purchased his instruments. I met him in person in 2008, in Belo Horizonte, when Lineu came to deliver a guitar to a friend of mine. On that occasion, I was very interested in his guitars but I couldn´t afford them yet. Then, in 2009, I met him in a music festival, in Ourinhos, and played the guitar he had brought to Maurício Carrilho. So, I decided to order my first Lineu Bravo guitar. The second one, a 7-steel string guitar, I ordered after I saw it in Rogério Caetano’s house.”

About Lucas Telles Career

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The guitarist and composer, who is from Juiz de Fora, is graduated in Music at the University of Minas Gerais.

The musician also has a degree at the Promusic Music School.

He had already played in partnership with Marku Ribas, Toninho Carrasqueira, Nailor Proveta, Zé Nogueira, Waldir Silva, Mauro Zockratto and Leo Eymard.

Lucas Telles studies composition and has a group named “Toca de Tatu”.

Lucas Telles testimonial about his Lineu Bravo guitars

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“Lineu Bravo guitar is amazing. I’ve taken it with me for 8 years during trips, shows and recordings. It has a beautiful timbre and a very active bass, apart from its unique playability. It is one of the most requested guitars in Brazil and I am honored to have two pieces with me.”

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.

 – Lucas Telles Facebook Page