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Gipsy Kings

Thursday, July 25, 2019, 1:30 AM


with Simi Stone
**Every online ticket purchase comes with one (1) digital download of The Gipsy Kings upcoming album, "Evidence." US residents only. One album download per ticket. On the albums release date, you will receive instructions via email on how to redeem your album. For ticket purchases made after the album release, you will receive redemption instructions 10-14 business days after your order is placed.**It has been twenty-five years since the Gipsy Kings captured the worlds imagination with their self-titled debut albuma record that became a genuine phenomenon, certified gold and platinum around the globe, introducing millions of listeners to a unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians.Now the Gipsy Kings return with SAVOR FLAMENCO, their ninth studio album and first new release in six years. The project marks the first time in their storied career that the Kings have produced themselves and written all of the material. It also starts a relationship between Frances most successful musical group of all time and a new label, Knitting Factory Records.Music has always been a passion, says lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo. Even after all this time, after all these years of touring and working. It has given us so much. We have matured, we have developed in music, and it has been so good for us.Twenty-five years is an eternity in pop music, but the story of the Gipsy Kings reaches back much farther. Theirs is a music that extends through generations, to the sounds of their ancestors, and reflects the eclectic and peripatetic history of the gitanos, Spanish Romani people who fled the Catalonia region during the Spanish Civil War.The group has been fronted for 25 years by the two songwriters and producers Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo. The father of Nicolas, Jose Reyes, formed a celebrated flamenco duo with Manitas de Plata which counted the likes of Miles Davis and Pablo Picasso among its fans. When the pair parted ways, Reyes became even more popular after starting his own band, backed up by his sons and called Los Reyes.When the senior Reyes passed away in 1979, Nicolas and Tonino began playing together in the Southern French town of Arles. They traveled throughout the country, busking on the streets of Cannes, playing wherever they couldweddings, parties, festivals. Having adopted the perpetual motion of the gypsy lifestyle, they eventually translated Los Reyes and changed their name to the Gipsy Kings.World Music is often a meaningless catch-all phrase, a marketing shortcut, but as one of the acts that first helped define the phrase, the Gipsy Kings create music that really does cross all borders. From the beginning all the way through SAVOR FLAMENCO, their sound has reflected the constant travel and diverse influences of the gypsy heritage. Their 1987 debut album, which spent forty weeks on the US album charts, introduced the world to Rumba GitanoSouth Americas rumba rhythm married to the fleet attack of flamenco guitars. That records Bamboleo became a huge, break-out worldwide hit (more than twenty years later, it even turned up on an episode of the TV series Glee).Over the years, the music of the Kings incorporated elements of Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic music, reggae, and jazz guitar reminiscent of the French Gypsy master Django Reinhardt. Yet, as heard on the new album, they have never lost their intense connection to the traditional flamenco of their heritage, keeping a spotlight on Tonino Baliardos fluid guitar work and Nicolas Reyess powerful vocals. This broad cultural mix has enabled the Gipsy Kings to be embraced wherever they playfrom China to Brazil, New Orleans to Russia, Australia to Africa.The bands music has also remained visible over the years

Cost: $86.50 - $91.50
Tickets: http://www.ticketnetwork.com/tix/tickets-3920321.aspx

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