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The Gypsy All-Stars
General Event Information
Live Music: Jazz
$26.50 * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information
Dates and Times:
December 19-22, 12:00-12:00AM; (Thurs and Sun, 7:30 p.m.; Fri and Sat, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.)
The Gypsy Allstars have been hand picked by Cedric Leonardi, who grew up with the Gipsy Kings and their families in Montpellier’s ‘la cite gely’ and, as their drummer, had the privilege of performing with them. The Gypsy AllStars lineup sees the gypsies joining forces with Indian musicians. The passionate fusion of Gipsy King’s favorites with the exotic-blending of this indo-gypsy music is igniting audiences. In preparation for the return to India in 2013, Ced Leonardi and George and Mario Reyes are preparing new material and re-imagining the existing music.
Cedric Leonardi’s passion for gypsy music started long before he joined the Gypsy Kings. From his window on the outskirts of Montpellier’s ‘La city gely’ where the gypsies of the South of France have their base, Cedric could hear the striking rhythms and voices which spawned the Gypsy Kings. “They could hear me and I could hear them”, explained Ced of his start as a drummer 25 years ago co-inciding with his love affair with gypsy music. Building on a core team of long time friends, Ced has enlisted the support of the Gipsy Kings family to help bring the vision for Gypsy AllStars alive. The project invites the multi-talented pedigree of gypsies to share their passion for music and life. The Gypsy Allstars ignite audiences wherever they go.