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The Gypsy Allstars to come to El Paso

The Gypsy Allstars to come to El Paso
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The GYPSY ALLSTARS PROJECT: A recent all-star collaboration in the India sub-continent featuring Gipsy Kings’ family, Mario Reyes and Georges Reyes, have spawned an exciting new project called  the Gypsy Allstars.  This new musical adventure explores the origins of gypsy culture in Rajasthan, India and sees the gypsies return to their ancestral home for a Discovery Channel special, merging Indian and Gypsy rhythms.

El Paso audiences will get to see, hear, and grove to this original blend of two high energy musical traditions presented by Lola Productions at the Magoffin Auditorium, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 7:30pm. The Gypsy  Allstars, have been hand-picked by  Cedric Leonardi,  who  grew  up  with  the Gipsy Kings and their families in Montpellier’s ‘la cite gely’ and as their drummer,  has had the privilege of performing with them. The Gypsy Allstars lineup sees the gypsies joining forces with Indian musicians to add an exciting fusion sound of Gipsy King’s favorites and the exotic blend of indo-gypsy music.

Included in the Gypsy Allstars project are: Puerto Rican virtuoso bassist Oskar Cartaya, tabla prodigy and lifelong student of  Zakir Hussein: Salar Nader, and the world’s great modern flamenco performer Manuel Gutierrez. Bollywood meets Bomboleo when Charanjeet Virdi joins Mario Reyes and George Reyes on vocals adding beauty and depth to the gypsy rumbas. Alfredo Caceres plays mandolin and flamenco guitar.

The Gipsy Kings Rumba emerged out of the South of France in the early 80s when the Reyes and Baliardos  families  set the world on fire with their infectious  and sensual rhythms—sounds that where original and breathtaking.  The Gypsy Allstars are the next generation of this musical lineage, exploring new territory with a global sound.

 

“The best thing since the Gipsy Kings with a refreshing new twist.”

–  International Jazz Review

Tickets go on sale December 17, 2013 at 10:00AM at the UTEP Ticket Center 915.747.5234  or ticketmaster.com, 800.745.3000, tickets prices are $34 + service fees.

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