Gipsy Kings: See the Pop-Friendly Rumba Flamenca Masters at City National Grove of Anaheim
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The last date listed for Gipsy Kings was Wednesday May 18, 2011 / 8:00pm.
Over the years, the Gipsy Kings—who hail from the gypsy settlements in Arles and Montpelier in the south of France—have included singers and guitarists from the Reyes and Baliardo families. Lead singer Nicolas Reyes is the son of famed Flamenco singer José Reyes. As a result, the band’s vigorous guitar work and passionate vocals are highly influenced by the indigenous musical tradition known as rumba flamenca.
The Gipsy Kings have won a global audience over purely by the music and the big, welcoming soulfulness of its creators. Since the 1987 release of the international hit single “Bamboleo,” the Gipsy Kings have sold more than 14 million albums worldwide with more than four million in the United States alone. They are one of the most popular non-English performing groups in the States, where their recordings and live performances continue to earn critical and popular praise.
More than two decades into their career, the Gipsy Kings’ sound continues to evolve and remains vital. The group has released 15 albums with Pasajero as their most recent. The Gipsy Kings continue to showcase how they make music as communion with artistry rooted in the past yet focused on the future.