Gipsy Kings

When:
August 11, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where:
Ravinia Festival
200 Ravinia Park Road
Highland Park,IL 60035
USA
Cost:
Lawn $28, Reserved Start at $65
Contact:
Ravinia Festival847-266-5100

The Gipsy Kings are a group of musicians from Arles and Montpellier in the south of France who perform in Spanish with an Andalusian accent. Although group members were born in France, their parents were mostly gitanos, Spanish Romani people who fled Catalonia during the 1930s Spanish Civil War. Chico Bouchikhi is of Moroccan and Algerian descent. They are known for bringing rumba catalana, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences. The group originally called itself Los Reyes.

Gipsy Kings