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ICC Sydney Theatre

Sunday 19th May 2019

GIPSY KINGS

BY ANDRÉ REYES

After first capturing the world’s imagination in 1987 with the release of their self-titled album ‘Gipsy Kings’ and songs ‘Bamboleo’ and ‘Djobi Djoba’, the group have sold close to 20 million albums and toured extensively worldwide. Playing at festivals, events and venues in all corners of the globe, the band have become a live phenomenon, known for their energetic sets featuring infectious Latin rhythms and virtuoso guitar playing.

Despite being born and raised in France, the group’s lineage can be traced back to gitanos, Spanish Romani people who fled the Catalonia region during the Spanish Civil War. This depth of heritage can be heard in the band’s eclectic sound, which draws from a variety of sounds and traditions to reflect their ancestry. 

Their music is a heady concoction of rumba, flamenco and salsa, described as ‘a crossroads where gypsy rhapsody and flamenco meets salsa funk’. As a result, their live shows are loved by fans of Latin, world and contemporary pop music – and just about anybody who enjoys dancing. 

Today, GIPSY KINGS are fronted by the incredible André Reyes. Son of celebrated flamenco artist Jose Reyes, André delights audiences with his impressive guitar playing and stunning vocals.