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Viramundo: A Musical Journey with Gilberto Gil

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Saturday July 27, 2013

From the Guardian

Viramundo: A Musical Journey with Gilberto Gil-Review
By: Philip French

This leisurely Franco-Brazilian documentary takes the celebrated Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil, now in his 70s and a former minister of culture in the government of President Lula, on a tour of the southern hemisphere, talking and playing with fellow composers and performers in Brazil, South Africa and Australia.

It’s a heartwarming experience, a little reminiscent of Wim Wenders’s Buena Vista Social Club, and the music is attractive and authentic. But one would like to have heard more about Gil’s career and his courageous political activism.

To read the original article and watch the film’s trailer click here