The Gipsy Kings are a salsa, pop and flamenco outfit hailing from the south of France, known for their energetic sets that feature infectious Latin rhythms, rousing vocals and virtuoso guitar playing. Their depth of heritage can be heard in the band’s eclectic sound, which draws from a variety of styles and traditions and reflects their Spanish Romani ancestry. Their music is a heady concoction of rumba, flamenco and salsa, described as “a crossroads where gypsy rhapsody and flamenco meets salsa funk”. As a result, their live shows are perfect for fans of Latin, world and contemporary pop music – and just about anybody who loves to dance.
Harmony vocals, flamboyant guitar strumming, and hand-claps; their music is warm, exuberant and hugely popular with trademark hits such as ‘Bamboleo’ and ‘Volare’. This is world music in the truest sense of the term, with a flair for making culturally rooted music accessible to diverse audiences they are sure to feel at home on our Eisteddfod stage.
Friday 5 July 2019 – 7.30pm
Tickets: £42 / £35