Get ready to crank up the heat as the legendary Gipsy Kings bring their signature flamenco rhythm to The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino this summer.
The Gipsy Kings' music has been described as coming from the place where "Spanish flamenco and Romani rhapsody meet salsa funk." The group's signature sound includes fast guitar strumming and passionate vocals -- reflections of the members' roots in French Roma culture.
The Gipsy Kings speak and sing in the Romani dialect Gitane and in Andalusian Spanish, but the band's popularity in the U.S. has proven that English-speaking audiences love the sound too. Having sold more than 20 million records across the nation, their authentic combination of flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop tunes has ranked this group among Grammy Award-winning musicians as their self-titled first album went platinum and they have had seven Grammy nominations including five for Best World Music Album.
With flamenco guitars and rich Spanish vocals, the Gipsy Kings are most popularly known for smash successes including the celebratory "Bamboléo" that takes audiences on a musical journey to the cultured south of France. Other songs that fans love include "Djoba, djoba" "Bamboleo," "Soy," "Colare (nel blu dipinto di blu)," "Baila me" and "Pida me la."
Continuing the deep-rooted musical tradition that has been enjoyed by the incredible likes of Picasso, Cocteau, Dali and Chaplin as well as everyday fans, the Reyes and Baliardo families have played their music on the streets of Cannes and the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, and continue to carry the tunes as they are one of the rare groups to top both the U.S. and World music charts.
By embracing western classics from performers including Bob Marley, featured in the likes of the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles, their music has been showcased on popular media outlets including "The Big Lebowski," "Toy Story 3" and "Glee" and will be bringing their multicultural inspired tracks to the United States for one heck of a music party.