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France's Gipsy Kings have been purveying their distinctive brand of gypsy/flamenco music since the 1970s, when the Reyes brothers (sons of legendary flamenco singer José Reyes) banded together with their talented cousins, the Baliardos, to play the music that was a fundamental part of their lives. After years of amazing performances, the group finally broke worldwide in the late '80s, bringing the sound of their homeland to audiences all over Europe and America. This compilation brings together some of the most spirited selections from their impressive discography. The trademarks of the Gipsy Kings' music are their crisp, undulating rhythms; the gritty, emotive vocals of Nicolas and Andre Reyes, and the phenomenal guitar work of Tonino Baliardo (nephew of flamenco great Manitas de Plata). Baliardo's solos are sharply executed, organically conceived moments of beauty that glow with a lyrical grace. Besides the more traditional flamenco style in which the Gipsy Kings specialize — exemplified by "Baila Me" and the monster hit "Bamboleo" — the band extends its reach into more unexpected territory, like the reggaefied "Escucha Me" and Domenico Mondugno's 1958 pop hit "Volare." This is a rich and varied document of an original and important voice in modern music.

Biography

Formed: 1979 in Arles, France

Genre: World

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

The Gipsy Kings are largely responsible for bringing the joyful sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco to the world. The band started out in Arles, a village in southern France, during the '70s when brothers Nicolas and Andre Reyes, the sons of renowned flamenco artist Jose Reyes, teamed up with their cousins Jacques, Maurice, and Tonino Baliardo, whose father is Manitas de Plata. They originally called themselves Los Reyes and started out as a Gypsy band traveling about playing weddings, festivals,...
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