Venue: The Joint
4455 Paradise Road
Show Dates: May 28, 2015
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 6
Starting at $59.50
Gipsy Kings is one of the most successful foreign language music acts in American music history.
The group's members are from Arles and Montpelier in the South of France, where Roma culture thrives. Gipsy Kings' unique sound, full of rapid guitar playing and passionate singing, reflects roots in the indigenous tradition of rumba flamenco music.
The music sounds like pop, but its traditional influences come through loud and clear. Many of the group's tunes fit social dances like the rumba and the salsa. The Gipsy Kings sound was described by Rolling Stone Magazine as coming from the place where "Spanish flamenca and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk."
The musicians speak the Romani dialect Gitane and Andalusian Spanish, but their music transcends linguistic boundaries. Gipsy Kings are the biggest-selling French act in the history of the music industry. The 1987 single "Bamboleo" became an international hit, and the band's self-titled first album went platinum.
The Gipsy Kings have sold more than 4 million albums in the U.S. and more than 14 million worldwide. Its platinum compilation "The Best of the Gipsy Kings" stayed on the charts for more than a year. The group has also scored seven albums on Billboard's Top World Albums chart.
Come and see for yourself why the Gipsy Kings just have that thing that simply makes you want to bust a move.