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Gipsy Kings 

When: Wed., May 16, 8 p.m. 2018
Price: $52-$92
Honestly, we don’t know a lot folks who don’t get down with the Gipsy Kings. If you’re one of the few people who somehow aren’t a fan of their electric combination of world music sounds, then just skip onto the next music pick, ‘cause this ain’t for you. If you are a fan, keep reading ’cause the group is returning to San Antonio, and we’re pretty stoked about it. The Gipsy Kings possess a mystique that predates the 1987 release of their global hit “Bamboleo.” An outgrowth of the late flamenco legend José Reyes’ France-based family band Los Reyes, Gipsy Kings – brothers Nicolas, André, Paul, Canut and Patchai Reyes plus cousins Tonino, Jacques “Paco” and Maurice “Diego” Baliardo (sons of Manitas de Plata, “the Picasso of the Flamenco Guitar”) – put an easy-drinking spin on modern “rumba catelana.” With a gravelly voice the Los Angeles Times once described as “breathtakingly emotive,” Nicolas leads the band’s unmistakable originals and brave reinventions of untouchable classics like “Volare,” “Hotel California” and “My Way.”


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