Mahaleo Live at the Olympia
a film by Cesar Paes


On June 2nd and 3rd 2007, Mahaleo’s blues ballades have shaken the Olympia. Cesar Paes – director in 2005 of the movie Mahaleo recounting the band’s story – was there to sensitively film the magic of these two hours and a half concerts. Thirties of their most beautiful song to celebrate their thirty-fifth anniversary, all subtitled in French and in English, as well as in Malagasy for you to try at home a karaoke version! The digital surround sound – mixed by Manu Guiot, a sound engineer who has worked with Bob Dylan, Prince, Mick Jagger, Eurythmics, Eric Clapton, Sting etc. – and the high-definition pictures will have you dive into the unique atmosphere of the concerts.

Remain in Mahaleo’s world thanks to the twenty live songs on the CD and to the forty-page booklet containing the lyrics and the French and English translations of all the songs, illustrated with pictures of the band.

The DVD is compatible with all DVD players, including the American ones and in the rest of the world.

“Legends of the Malagasy blues.” (Pariscope)

« National glories in Madagascar » (Télérama)

« Musicians who mix talent, simplicity and political awareness. » (L’intelligent)

« Swinging and poignant ballades. » (Le Figaro Etudiant)

« The exact opposite of world music soulless canons » (L’Humanité)

“Poetic and funny songs inventing a specifically Malagasy folk music.” (Gri-Gri International)

“Catchy and lyrical, their ballads have a wonderful quality that evokes both calypso and the Beatles” (Chicago Tribune)

The collector Longbox contains :

1 video DVD - 2h30 (33 songs) sound: DOLBY DIGITAL surround 4.0 and Stereo 2.0, subtitles: Malagasy, French and English

+ 1 audio CD - 71 minutes (20 tracks with 12 unreleased)

+ 1 40 pages booklet, with photos and lyrics of all the songs in Malagasy, French and English



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technical info
runing time: 146 minutes
format: HD
ratio: 1:77
year of production: 2008

original languages:
available subtitles:

music: Mahaleo
photography: Cesar Paes , Raymond Rajaonarivelo , Holori Gravier and Philippe Roméo
editing: Agnès Contensou
director: Cesar Paes
producer: Marie-Clémence Paes
sound mixing: Manu Guiot
production: Laterit productions
co-produced by: Kanto productions
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