Gilberto Gil – the music of «Viramundo»

by Emmanuel Gétaz


Experience the recording of his new album, based on encounters during the documentary shooting of «Viramundo» which presents his journey around the southern hemisphere.

CHF 12’660

101% of CHF 12’500

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The «all or nothing» principle applies: The project only receives the funds if the funding target is reached or exceeded.

18 backers

Successfully concluded on 25/6/2012

The album

Gilberto Gil is going to record an album in Gland (VD) this July, in the same studio where Phil Collins produced his latest CD. Gilberto Gil will be joined by some great musicians, e.g. Gustavo di Dalva (percussion), Jaques Morelenbaum (cello) as well as South Africa’s Vusi Mahlasela, a.k.a. «The Voice» and Paul Hanmer (piano), to name a few. On some pieces he will also be joined by the Sinfonietta de Lausanne.

Gilberto Gil

Gilberto Gil, master of Brazilian music (12 gold records, 5 platin records, 5 grammys) and former Minister of Culture is presenting on his new album an exciting fusion of his latin musical roots and South African influences. Some of the songs are enhanced with arrangements for strings and winds.

This year, it’s Gilberto Gil’s 70th birthday!

Come and experience the recording session!

We are offering a unique experience: spend a few hours with Gilberto Gil and the participating artists at the studio!
 The recording sessions take place in Gland (VD) at the studio «Dinemec», on July 7th, 8th and 9th. There will be two 3-hour-sessions a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Booking of the participants will be organised on a « first comes-first served » basis (and will be confirmed only if we reach our financial objective).

  • Paul Hanmer
    Paul Hanmer
  • Gilberto Gil and Miagi
    Gilberto Gil and Miagi
  • Vusi Mahlasela and Gilberto Gil
    Vusi Mahlasela and Gilberto Gil
  • Gilberto Gil
    Gilberto Gil

«Viramundo» – the movie

Our music project is based on the documentary «Viramundo», produced by Dreampixies and directed by Swiss Pierre-Yves Borgeaud.
 This roadmovie around the Southern hemisphere shows encounters from Gilberto Gil with artists and public figures, who belong to ethnic minorities in Australia, South Africa and in the heart of the Amazon. Through music, they deal with the question of how to live together and save their local cultures in a more and more globalized and standardized world.