“… as soon as he touched his custom-guitar, sending a shower of harmonics into the silence, he rendered all musings about categorization redundant, … he demonstrated just how much musical territory, opened up by Hendrix in the 1960s, still remains for subsequent generations of guitarists to explore.” – The London Times, 1996
A feature documentary film by collaborative international artists
“They’re going to make a movie about Neto? Well he’s brilliant, isn’t he?” – Ms. Watson, 100-year-old bread baker, from the Cotswolds in England
A spectrum of people, voices, and textures, “The Man Behind the White Guitar” is a film about the musical life of Brazilian guitarist, José Neto. Neto’s music and energy have been behind major world musicians, including Harry Belafonte and Steve Winwood, as well as Brazilian greats, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira. His diverse musical journey from Brazil to the United States and England and deep life challenges have taught him the values of loyalty, devotion, and positive vision that speak through his sounds and performing spirit. He’s touched the lives of the most unsuspecting fans worldwide.
Jasmin Freites Tenucci Paige Pires de Almeida Gina Musser Joao Candido Botelho Gomes Gianna Marino Nancy Mann Taylor Griffith Sophie Gregg Peter Buettner Mireya Morales and many others for their support and contributions.
In honor of Lua Flora, final proceeds of the film will be donated to:
The film has been translated into Spanish Portuguese, Italian, and Japanese.
This project was created by a very generous international collaboration of artists who believe in the power of world music to unite us. Paul Liberatore, music journalists, says, “Jose Neto is in service to music, not fame or money”.
Neto’s supporters know he personifies a high level of loyalty, devotion, positive vision, and inspiration that shines a light in today’s world.