Live Music

Gipsy Kings

When: Wed., May 16, 8 p.m. 2018

Honestly, we don’t know a lot folks who don’t get down with the Gipsy Kings. If you’re one of the few people who somehow aren’t a fan of their electric combination of world music sounds, then just skip onto the next music pick, ‘cause this ain’t for you. If you are a fan, keep reading ’cause the group is returning to San Antonio, and we’re pretty stoked about it. The Gipsy Kings possess a mystique that predates the 1987 release of their global hit “Bamboleo.” An outgrowth of the late flamenco legend José Reyes’ France-based family band Los Reyes, Gipsy Kings – brothers Nicolas, André, Paul, Canut and Patchai Reyes plus cousins Tonino, Jacques “Paco” and Maurice “Diego” Baliardo (sons of Manitas de Plata, “the Picasso of the Flamenco Guitar”) – put an easy-drinking spin on modern “rumba catelana.” With a gravelly voice the Los Angeles Times once described as “breathtakingly emotive,” Nicolas leads the band’s unmistakable originals and brave reinventions of untouchable classics like “Volare,” “Hotel California” and “My Way.”

Price: $52-$92