20828Re: Gipsy Kings (was Bernard Paganotti)
- Aug 2, 2006Hello Framkie:
Yes, you´re correct with your *blind guessing*.
I like their music, they have some good albums IMO.
*The Gipsy Kings are largely responsible for bringing the joyful
sounds of progressive pop-oriented flamenco, called Sevillana in
Spain, to the world.* (from AMG)
Frankie, before they were GK, they made a couple of really good
albums as Los Reyes:
*...played traditional, albeit passionate flamenco music punctuated
by Tonino's precise guitar playing and Nicolas' exceptional voice.*
- Gipsy King´s net: (unofficial one: info+video & sound samples-ect.)
- Gipsy Kings FAQ: (Frankie, all you need to know about this
*ensamble* ! )
*HOW WOULD YOU CATEGORIZE THEIR MUSIC?
What GK play today is traditional Spanish Gypsy music taken one step
further. It has been called Flamenco/Rumba and Rumba Catalan, and
while its roots are in Flamenco, the more up-beat rumba is what we
know them for. In the early days with Jose and even when the Reyes
and Baliardos first started playing together the "produced" sound was
absent. That was a more recent addition, as is the addition of the
backup band. As Gypsies, these travellers picked up many musical
influences along the way on their journey from India to Spain. That
accounts for the Arabic, Indian, Middle Eastern and other influences
we hear. *
My 3 colones,
all the best,
n.p.: L´Ensemble Rayé / Meme en Hiver, comme un pinson dans L´eau:
- Hey Gang, first time/spin with their work...some comments later,
anyone ? -
"Frank Camiola" <fcamiola@...> wrote:
How are the gypsy kings?
I have never heard them, but I do love flamenco guitar music - but
something tells me they may be on the commercial side of that style
of music, but I am just blind guessing. Anybody familiar with them?
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