The Gipsy Kings on 26th March 2010 at Marina Promenade for the Timbre Rock&Roots Festival
The Gipsy Kings are that rare thing – a household name famous solely for their music. Without peer, they are the planet’s most successful world music artists, and probably the best flamenco guitar artists in the world too ! While they are the most successful French music group in history and they have sold more than 18 million albums worldwide, the Gipsy Kings make music as communion, artistry rooted in the past yet focused on the future.
The Gipsy Kings consist of two bands of brothers : the Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchaï, André) and the Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, Diego). Initially, the Reyes and Baliardos busked on the streets of Cannes, and played weddings and parties, flavouring flamenco with Western pop and Latin rhythms. When an American admirer told the band their name Los Reyes meant "The Kings" in English they realised they were born to be Gipsy Kings. In 1987 their self-titled debut album introduced the world to rumba Gitano — the sound of South America’s rumba rhythm married to flamenco guitars — and the track “Bamboleo” was a huge international hit. Since then the Kings have never stopped singing to the world.
Today the Gipsy Kings still live with their families in the south of France. Life may have changed for them—they no longer busk on streets or pick crops when times are hard or travel in caravans – but still, at heart, they remain Gypsies, the proud descendants of an ancient people who seduced the world with music and dance. On their latest album, Pasajero, the Gipsy Kings continue their epic musical journey. When the Gipsy Kings hit Rock & Roots come March 2010, they are sure to set your soul on fire !
For more information, visit www.gipsykings.com
TIMBRE ROCK & ROOTS FESTIVAL
Timbre Music puts forward its largest-scale music-oriented event with Timbre Rock & Roots – a two-day evening festival to be held on 26 & 27 March 2010 at the Marina Promenade (F1 tracks behind the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay precinct) featuring a host of world-class musicians, Grammy Awards winners and nominees.
The current artists line-up is as follows :
Blues Train ; Buddy Guy ; Gipsy Kings ; Gugun & The Blues Shelter ; Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra ; Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® and The Fray.
More artists to be announced. Please visit www.rockandroots.com.sg for more information.
Dates : Friday 26 March and Saturday 27 March 2010
Time : Gates opened from 6pm
Performances from 7pm
Venue : Marina Promenade
FI tracks behind Singapore Flyer
Organisers : Timbre Music Pte Ltd and Bluesfest Pty Ltd
Contacts : Timbre Music Pte Ltd
11A Mount Sophia #02-05 Singapore 228465
Tel : (65) 6338 8277 Fax : (65) 6338 8077
Email : email@example.com
Website : www.rockandroots.com.sg
Early-bird : SGD 88* (limited to the first 2,000 tickets purchased)
Standard : SGD 108*
Early-bird : SGD 148* (limited to the first 200 tickets purchased)
Standard : SGD 178*
Kids 7 years old and younger enter for free. Please enquire with our office (65) 6338 8277 on corporate hospitality packages.
* SGD 2 ticket handling fee applies.
All tickets (with the exception of corporate hospitality packages) are available from BYTES
Box Office : The Arts House, I Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429
Hotline : (65) 6332 6919
Website : www.bytes.sg
Standard 1-day passes are also available from Timbre @ The Substation, Timbre @ The Arts House, Timbre @ Old School and Timbre Mobile.