The South African Meeting of Viramundo – live at the Market Theatre (2014)

The South African Meeting of Viramundo – live at the Market Theatre, of which we follow the preparation and discover a few excerpts in the feature film Viramundo – a musical journey with Gilberto Gil, is a beautiful 52 minutes concert film for television. The first concert of Gilberto Gil in South Africa is also the magical encounter of Gil with South African legend, singer and composer, Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela appears as special guest artist, along with Paul Hanmer, Xhosa Muse Madosini, Gustavo di Dalva, Sergio Chiavazzoli, Peter Sklair as well as the MIAGI Youth Orchestra conducted by Kutlwano Masote. It also features the beautiful Fatima Choral Community Choir from Soweto and the Wits Choir from the Wits University.

The two concerts were shot with four cameras, and 48 tracks audio-recording facilities on 12th and 13th May 2011 at the Market Theatre, New Town, Johannesburg (in coproduction with MIAGI). This first ever public concert from Gilberto Gil in South Africa will be edited in a 52 minutes program for television.