Dancing with The Gipsy Kings

I have enjoyed listening to the Gipsy Kings for a number of years, but never had the opportunity to see them in person until this show at the Lynn Memorial Auditorium.

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The band is touring this year for their 25th annivesary, and has released a new album, Savor Flamenco, as well.

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The members of Gipsy Kings are from France, although they sing in the Andalusian dialect of Spanish. Unfortunately, I don’t speak any Spanish. I’m more familiar with their older music, but I really enjoyed their new music.

Gipsy Kings is a large band – ten members. There are six guitarists who trade leads throughout the set, keyboards, drums, bass, and percussion.  I did not think there was a weak link in the group – all are very strong musicians with wonderful stage presence. Everyone in the band got at least one solo which was appreciated by the audience.

Drum solo

Drum solo

Keys solo

Keys solo

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The set list consisted of songs throughout their career, as you’d expect at an anniversary show. For the encore, they played their version of ‘Volare’ which I loved!

Several times during the two sets, they asked the audience to get up and dance which we did gladly! If there were people dancing throughout the show, they were at the back of the room. Their music is meant for dancing.

This was a new venue for me and I liked it. It is within Lynn City Hall and is a good space. The sight lines are good and the sound was as well. There is a wide variety of music events held there, although evidently the lack of air conditioning (according to the web site) prevents shows from being held there in the summer months.

I recommend seeing the Gipsy Kings when you can.

About suze72

I've loved the arts all my life... I go to a lot of concerts, take lots of photos and want to share them. Every once in a while I do something other than a concert, too. The Boston area is full of opportunities to indulge my passion - I'd like to help make it yours too!

Posted on January 27, 2014, in concert reviews, music, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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