Are the Gipsy Kings really gypsies?

Are the Gipsy Kings really gypsies?

Although the group members were born in France, their parents were mostly gitanos, Spanish Romani who fled Spain during the 1930s Spanish Civil War. They are known for bringing rumba flamenca, a pop-oriented music distantly derived from traditional flamenco music, to worldwide audiences.

What type of music is Gipsy Kings?

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While it is rooted in traditional flamenco music, it is married to the rhythm of South American rumba music and is referred to as “rumba flamenca” or “rumba Gitano.” But the Gipsy Kings has been known to incorporate other Latin styles, reggae, jazz and Western pop into the mix. The newest album has a Brazilian flair.

Do the Gipsy Kings speak Spanish?

Again, from the GipsyKings.net site–a link to a Vancouver Sun newspaper article that tells us “The Kings speak and sing in the French Provencal and northern Spanish Catalan dialects in addition to the gypsies’ own Romany language…”

How do you know if your a Gypsy?

By gathering other types of information about a person or a family, it may be possible to confirm that you have Gypsy blood. There are four main characteristics to look out for in an individual: Typical Romany surname: common ones include Cooper, Smith, Lee, Boswell, Lovell, Doe, Wood, Young and Heron.

Where do Gypsies come from?

Roma, singular Rom, also called Romany or Gypsies (considered pejorative), an ethnic group of traditionally itinerant people who originated in northern India but live in modern times worldwide, principally in Europe.

What language do gypsies speak?

Romani, the common language of the Roma, the Sinti, the Kale and other European popula- tion groups summarised by the pejorative denomination gypsies, belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family and is the only New-Indo-Aryan language spo- ken exclusively outside of the Indian subcontinent.

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