Monday 29 March 2021 7.30pm

Rescheduled

Based on advice from the Australian Commonwealth and ACT Governments regarding the containment of COVID-19, the decision has been made to reschedule The Gipsy Kings at Canberra Theatre Centre. The new date and time is Monday 29 March 2021 at 7.30pm. Ticketing information Current ticket holders seats have been reallocated to the new performance. You will retain your original seat numbers. If your Print at Home or Physical Ticket(s) were sent or posted out to you, please keep an eye on your email inbox or post box for your new ticket(s), which will arrive before the show. If you opted for venue collection, your new ticket(s) will be available to collect from the Box office on the day of the show. It’s important you use these new tickets to gain access to the new performance. Tickets for the old performance will no longer be valid. If you cannot make this new date and would like to request a refund please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au to request a call back. Our team is working hard to respond as quickly as possible, we thank you for your patience as we work through these changes. Please note: The Box Office is currently closed to the public.

The Gipsy Kings

Over the years the Gipsy Kings—whose members hail from the gypsy settlements in Arles and Montpelier in the south of France—have included singers and guitarists from the Reyes (Canut, Nicolas, Pablo and Patchai) and Baliardo families (Diego, Paco and Tonino). Lead singer Nicolas Reyes is the son of famed Flamenco singer José Reyes, who, with Manitas de Plata, sold millions of records in the 1960s and 70s. The band’s vigorous guitar work and passionate vocals are the trademarks of an indigenous musical tradition known as “rumba flamenca.” There are no other examples of a non-English speaking band (the group’s language is the Gypsy dialect of gitane) with such a consistent winning streak in the U.S., where the group is the biggest-selling French act ever. Since the 1987 release of the international hit single “Bamboleo,” from their platinum-selling eponymous debut album, the Gipsy Kings have dominated the World Music charts and sold more than fourteen million albums worldwide—more than four million in the United States alone. Their platinum compilation, The Best of the Gipsy Kings, was on the charts for more than a year. Albums such as the gold-certified Mosaique, Allegria, Este Mundo, Gipsy Kings Live, Love & Liberté, Tierra Gitana,Cantos de Amor, and Volare! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings have provided a steady stream of hits to Billboard’s world music, Latin, and pop charts. The ensemble’s music has been used in numerous motion pictures, including Peter Weir’s “Fearless” and Joel and Ethan Coen’s “The Big Lebowski.” Two PBS-TV specials have contributed to the Gipsy Kings’ ongoing success story. A documentary, “Tierra Gitana,” which aired on hundreds of public television stations in 1996, explores the band’s roots in gypsy culture and the members’ rich family heritage in flamenco music. Filmed in concert and in the Gypsy camps of Arles, “Tierra Gitana” provides a glimpse at the vanishing lifestyle of a vibrant traditional people. The hour-long film was released as a home video in December 1996. A second program, filmed in performance at Washington, DC’s Wolf Trap, captures the excitement of the band’s live show in a 60-minute special; it was broadcast on many PBS stations. For the group’s release, Roots, the core members of the Gipsy Kings settled into a stone villa in the small town of St-Andre-de-Bueges in the south of France, where they collaborated with producer Craig Street on the Grammy-nominated acoustic release, Roots. For the first time in years, the band recorded without a drum kit, synthesizer, or electric bass, bringing the music closer to its Flamenco origins. Billboard called the record a “treasure,” and People said, “Way beyond the strictures of language, these 16 songs will resonate with anyone who loves heartfelt, meticulously performed music.”

Show details:

Synopsis

Monday 29 March 2021
7.30pm

Rescheduled

Based on advice from the Australian Commonwealth and ACT Governments regarding the containment of COVID-19, the decision has been made to reschedule The Gipsy Kings at Canberra Theatre Centre.

The new date and time is Monday 29 March 2021 at 7.30pm.

Ticketing information
Current ticket holders seats have been reallocated to the new performance. You will retain your original seat numbers.

If your Print at Home or Physical Ticket(s) were sent or posted out to you, please keep an eye on your email inbox or post box for your new ticket(s), which will arrive before the show. If you opted for venue collection, your new ticket(s) will be available to collect from the Box office on the day of the show.

It’s important you use these new tickets to gain access to the new performance. Tickets for the old performance will no longer be valid.

If you cannot make this new date and would like to request a refund please email CanberraTicketing@act.gov.au to request a call back. Our team is working hard to respond as quickly as possible, we thank you for your patience as we work through these changes. Please note: The Box Office is currently closed to the public.

The Gipsy Kings

Over the years the Gipsy Kings—whose members hail from the gypsy settlements in Arles and Montpelier in the south of France—have included singers and guitarists from the Reyes (Canut, Nicolas, Pablo and Patchai) and Baliardo families (Diego, Paco and Tonino). Lead singer Nicolas Reyes is the son of famed Flamenco singer José Reyes, who, with Manitas de Plata, sold millions of records in the 1960s and 70s. The band’s vigorous guitar work and passionate vocals are the trademarks of an indigenous musical tradition known as “rumba flamenca.”

There are no other examples of a non-English speaking band (the group’s language is the Gypsy dialect of gitane) with such a consistent winning streak in the U.S., where the group is the biggest-selling French act ever. Since the 1987 release of the international hit single “Bamboleo,” from their platinum-selling eponymous debut album, the Gipsy Kings have dominated the World Music charts and sold more than fourteen million albums worldwide—more than four million in the United States alone. Their platinum compilation, The Best of the Gipsy Kings, was on the charts for more than a year.

Albums such as the gold-certified Mosaique, Allegria, Este Mundo, Gipsy Kings Live, Love & Liberté, Tierra Gitana,Cantos de Amor, and Volare! The Very Best of the Gipsy Kings have provided a steady stream of hits to Billboard’s world music, Latin, and pop charts. The ensemble’s music has been used in numerous motion pictures, including Peter Weir’s “Fearless” and Joel and Ethan Coen’s “The Big Lebowski.”

Two PBS-TV specials have contributed to the Gipsy Kings’ ongoing success story. A documentary, “Tierra Gitana,” which aired on hundreds of public television stations in 1996, explores the band’s roots in gypsy culture and the members’ rich family heritage in flamenco music. Filmed in concert and in the Gypsy camps of Arles, “Tierra Gitana” provides a glimpse at the vanishing lifestyle of a vibrant traditional people. The hour-long film was released as a home video in December 1996. A second program, filmed in performance at Washington, DC’s Wolf Trap, captures the excitement of the band’s live show in a 60-minute special; it was broadcast on many PBS stations.

For the group’s release, Roots, the core members of the Gipsy Kings settled into a stone villa in the small town of St-Andre-de-Bueges in the south of France, where they collaborated with producer Craig Street on the Grammy-nominated acoustic release, Roots. For the first time in years, the band recorded without a drum kit, synthesizer, or electric bass, bringing the music closer to its Flamenco origins. Billboard called the record a “treasure,” and People said, “Way beyond the strictures of language, these 16 songs will resonate with anyone who loves heartfelt, meticulously performed music.”

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre & Bluesfest Touring

SUPPORT ACT:
Jordan Mac

CATEGORY:
Popular Music

DURATION:
Approximately 150 minutes. Including interval.

WARNINGS:
This performance contains strobe lighting and fog/haze effects. Please be aware, due to the nature of the show, some patrons may stand during the performance.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This performance is suitable for children.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
SEATING PLAN
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Additional Information:
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COVID-19 Update: 26 August

The Canberra Theatre Centre Box Office is open to the public, and we are now hosting limited-capacity performances with extra hygiene and safety measures in place. For a list of rescheduled or cancelled performances click here. Affected ticket holders will be contacted by the Box Office.

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