The Gipsy Kings
Date(s): June 29, 2017 at 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Location: NJ Performing Arts Center (NJ PAC)
“Music has always been a passion,” says lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo. “Even after all this time, after all these years of touring and working. It has given us so much. We have matured, we have developed in music, and it has been so good for us.”
Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind "Bamboléo" continue to celebrate in their very own, blistering style.
Uniting the family Reyes and the family Baliardo, the band continues a tradition that has drawn famous fans such as Picasso, Cocteau, Dali and Chaplin. From playing on the streets of Cannes to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, their sound has reflected the constant travel and diverse influences of the gypsy heritage. Breaking world music barriers, they are one of the rare groups to climb the US and World music charts.
Featured in the likes of the new animated hit movie Sing, as well as The Big Lebowski, Toy Story 3 and Glee, the band has embraced western classics by Bob Marley, the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles with globe-hopping grace, whilst also incorporating dramatic cues from Brazilian and Caribbean culture.
Now bringing the party back to the United States, The Gipsy Kings will raise the roof at NJPAC once again with dance-ready furore and their groundbreaking music that’s captured the world’s imagination