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Film release - The Man Behind The White Guitar about legendary José Neto

Smith Rafael Theater
1118 Fourth Street
San Rafael, California 94901
June 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

A feature documentary film by collaborative international artists

Film Tix -

“They’re going to make a movie about Neto? Well he’s brilliant, isn’t he?” – 92-year-old baker Ms. Watson 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.

This film project - The Man Behind The White Guitar - has been a five year international collaboration by artists who believe in the values of kindness, generosity and humility along with the power of world music.

The day before the film screening, Neto will perform with legacy producer/musician Narada Michael Walden, along with his band members Gary Brown and Frank Martin at the Fairfax Festival - a performance for the people! Given two Beatles members were fans of Neto's music, the filmmakers aim to inspire those to believe in big dreams!

Organization: Film Producer - The Man Behind The White Guitar

Contact: Barbara McVeigh

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Jose Neto, Netoband, Harry Belafonte, Steve Winwood