The Gipsy Kings; Nicolas Reyes & Tonino Baliardo at Knight Concert Hall

Sat Sep 21, 2019

Flamenco, Latin rhythms and Western pop come together in the music of The Gipsy Kings, the GRAMMY-winning, chart-topping world musicians.

For more than 30 years now, the Gipsy Kings have captured the world’s imagination, ever since the release of their platinum-selling album in 1987, which included hits like “Djobi Djoba,” “Bamboléo,” and the romantic ballad, “Un Amor.” Since then, this party-starting ensemble has toured around the globe and sold 20 million albums worldwide. Their 2013 LP, Savor Flamenco, won that year’s GRAMMY Award for Best World Music Album.

Led by songwriters Nicolas Reyes (lead vocals) and Tonino Baliardo (lead guitar), The Gipsy Kings is comprised of electrifying flamenco, salsa, and pop musicians from Arles and Montpellier (in the south of France). Performing in their native language, Gitane (a mixture of Spanish, French, and Catalan), the Gipsy Kings are credited with bringing Catalan rumba, a pop-oriented music derived from traditional flamenco, to new audiences around the world.

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