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Somos Gitanos

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Product Description

Blending French, Spanish, and North American influences, the Gipsy Kings continue to create music that can truly be called universal. Now this chart-topping world music group follows up 1.5 million unit in hits compilation sales with SOMOS GITANOS - their first new studio recording since 1997's COMPAS. The Kings merge the sounds of traditional flamenco with Middle Eastern modalities and Latin rhythms on such tracks as "Poquito A Poco," "Majiwi" and the energized title track. Elsewhere on SOMOS GITANOS, lead guitarist Tonino Baliardo displays his extraordinary technique on the instrumental "Flamenco Aire" and the sun-dappled "Felices Dias." SOOS GITANOS is a long-awaited new effort from a band that has created one of the longest-running sucess stories in adult music of any kind.

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It's been four years since the last studio album by the multi-guitar ensemble with a penchant for poppy rumba flamenco. Have things changed much with the Gipsy Kings' sound? Absolutely not. Die-hard fans may grow frustrated by the lack of musical progression here, but the group retains the fiery fervor that has characterized their sound for well over a decade, whether playing celebratory dance numbers or romantic ballads. Their layered guitars, passionately soaring vocals, and driving rhythms remain catchy on energetic, upbeat tunes like "Magia del Ritmo," the Latin-flavored "Jo Busco un Camino," and the rambunctious "Solo, Solo Dire." The Gipsy Kings have certainly never sought to play purist flamenco of any sort--they include harp, accordion, keyboards, and Middle Eastern instrumentation on select songs here--but they have popularized Latin guitar for a mass audience without watering down the music's spirit. And all these years later, their music still inspires one to get up and dance. --Bryan Reesman

1. Somos Gitanos
2. Magia Del Ritmo
3. Quiero Libertad
4. Paquito A Poco
5. Lleva Me Al Compas
6. Felices Dias
7. Solo, Solo Dire
8. Majiwi
9. Como Un Silencio
10. Jo Busco Un Camino
11. Flamencos En El Aire
12. Mi Fandango

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 2, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • ASIN: B00005OMIJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,112 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I am a big fan of the gipsy kings and have many of their albums. All of their music is incredible and I was hoping that they would put out a new album, and I was in the store recently and someone pointed out this new album to me. I bought the CD and listened to it all that day. It is just incredible music. The songs are full of rhythym and the instrumentals are fantastic. All of the songs on this album are good, not just a few key tracks. This is a must buy for any Gipsy Kings fan or for that matter anybody looking for great music.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Enrique Torres VINE VOICE on August 15, 2002
Format: Audio CD
The Reyes gitano family, minus Canut Reyes, released yet another disc last year amidst their greatest hits packages using the same successful formula of pop flamenco. This time around don't look for a new direction, more pure instrumentals (there are two), or pure flamenco, it is pretty much the same as all their other releases. That said, it is a very good disc. "Mi Fandango" rings more true than most of their pop inflected tunes with the soulful mouring of Nicolas Reyes. Nicolas Reyes takes the lead vocals on all but one track and gives the group it's continuity. Coupled with the lead guitar work of original Gipsy King Tomino Baliardo, much of their appealing sound and longevity can be attributed to these two factors. On the one track where the lead is relinquished, entitled "Poquito a Poquito," the familiar sound changes just barely and seems to rely on backup vocals to fill the void without Nicolas Reyes. "Felices Dias" is a pure instrumental song that could fill in nicely on an Ottmar Liebert disc and no one would probably be the wiser. "Flamencos En El Aire" is a lush beautiful song with the a soothing quality that breaks up the fiery tempo of some of the other songs. "Quiero Libertad" is a lamenting song with nice keyboards and harp that adds a worldly texture to the song. The Middle Eastern influences are throughout the disc and help give the pop flamenco some authenticity. The accompanying booklet is odd, it lists the musicians on all the tracks in big print for every song but has no lyrics included. By now we know who they are and the booklet would have been best utilized with words to the songs. Basically if you like the Gipsy Kings you will like this disc, more of the same type of music that has made them world wide favorites. They continue to please their fans with more of the same.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John on December 3, 2001
Format: Audio CD
After a hiatus of four years since their last studio album (Compas--not my favorite CD) the Gipsy Kings have come back with music that has all of the energy and vitality of their best work. There is a feeling of newness and creativity to this album that reminds me of some of their early work. This one is turning out to be one of my favorites.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Yasser Aref on October 10, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Always we have to know that the music which playing be Gipsy Kings is the
Real music ,The Universe music,Thier music background is Arabic,Indian
Persian,Egiptian and Spanish(Castellion and Andalucia).
Gipsy Kings never forgetten All this Cultural,this people,this languages.
The history of this music is too large ,too ancient.
The Flamenco is Wonderful art ,and this album(Somos Gitanos)include
an fantastic influences from Flamenco.
Finally ,I advise anybody want to listen to a real music ,to the better music ,to buy this album.
Viva Los gitanos, y viva El Flamenco
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Neal Reynolds VINE VOICE on June 15, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Well, that above is my not always humble opinion, but if you're a Gipsy Kings fan, you'll soon enough have your own favorites.
The one which I consider the great one of the group is the ninth cut, "Quiero Libertad". This one has a different quality than anything by them I've heard before. Admittedly, I'm not good at understanding the Spanish language, but the whole tone and sound to this song speaks for itself as a strong heart felt statement for freedom.
The title cut, "Somos Gitanos", gets the album off to a great start, and the second one, a ballad, has a great instrumental break which keeps it going. And of course, "Mi Fandango" is representative of the groups best of the upbeat songs. I was quite impressed with the instrumental, "Felices Dias", and felt it blended well as a lead in to "Poquito a Poco".
This album does not present the group at their very best, but it still is outstanding.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diamind on May 21, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I was sitting in the library and reading a book. There was a song from the album in the background. I thought to myself "Hmm, this is a pretty good song." Then I heard other songs and was impressed more and more. After I heard "Quiero Libertad" I knew I had to have this album. Their songs touched that hidden string in my soul. "Quiero Libertad" is a magic song for me, it so passionate. Other songs are also great. I could feel heart of the singer and musicians in every song from the album. This album is a MUST-HAVE for sensitive and passionate guys.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ara Karakashian on December 25, 2001
Format: Audio CD
I have the greatest hits CD, which I loved. I recently bought the new CD at a store that was going out of business. After hearing it all the way through, I can say that this CD is great. The leadoff song is wonderful, with two special instrumentals. Overall, it is a great CD that was worth the wait.
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