Originally known as a gypsy band by the name of Los Reyes, The now Gipsy Kings got their start by traveling the streets of France in hopes of playing a random street fair or festival, or by playing at weddings. Although all the musicians in Gipsy Kings are from a French background, their songs are sang in Spanish set to a pop rumba flamenca type sound. Gipsy Kings are the one band responsible for bringing world recognition to a pop flamenca type sound of music. In 1988, Gypsy Kings' self titled debut album was released in the United States to rave reviews and thrust their type of world styled music to a newer crowd of music lovers.
Through the years, Gipsy Kings have released numerous albums that have included songs that appeared in movies like The Big Lebowski and television shows like Entourage, and when these musicians play on tour, their concerts sell out from coast to coast.
If you have never been exposed to the pop flamenca sounds of Gipsy Kings, here is your chance with the music video for their song, "Djobi Djoba".