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London 2017 [no label, 2CD]

EFG London Jazz Festival. Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK; November 18, 2017. Very good BBC Radio 3 broadcast.

Kathryn Tickell introduces a concert by the Gipsy Kings, with their popular mix of rumba and flamenco, combined with leader Chico Bouchikhi’s North African roots. Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Thirty years after shaking the world with their massive hits Bamboleo, Djobi Djoba, Volare and more Gipsy Kings & Chico are back all on stage together with their full band of musicians. Back in 1991 Chico left Gipsy Kings and formed his own band Chico and The Gypsies, touring the world to sell out concerts and releasing Albums including Chico and The Gypsies with friends which included Charles Aznavour, Nana Mouskouri, Kim Wilde amongst others which sold in excess of 250,000 copies.

On November 18 at The Royal Festival Hall after 30 years, audiences will once again get the chance to experience live the thrill and passion of the sensational Gipsy Kings & Chico, with full band of musicians as they hit the stage. Music that combines Chico‚Äôs north African roots with the rich traveling culture and its traditions that were transported from Catalonia to the Mediterranean regions of southern France in the ’30s - music that embodies the passion, love and exuberance of the traditional gypsy way of life and loves - vibrant, and inclusive.

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Thanks to UncleBoko for sharing the show at Dime.

Back cover picture by Emile Holba, posted at - Thanks!

BBC Radio 3 “World on 3″ HLS 365kbps stream
BBC 365k AAC > ffmpeg/Adobe Audition CC <Tracks> phase correction > fades > Flac

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Disc 1
Track 101. intro 0:38
Track 102. Allegria 4:49
Track 103. Baila Me 5:04
Track 104. La Guapa 3:52
Track 105. Pena Penita 4:31
Track 106. La Quiero 4:27
Track 107. Pharaon 7:19
Track 108. Madre Mia 5:44
Track 109. Amor de mi Amores 3:45
Track 110. outro 0:15
41 mins

Disc 2
Track 201. Un Amor 5:44
Track 202. Ben Ben Bem Maria 5:41
Track 203. L’Amour d’un Jour 5:17
Track 204. Poquito a Poco 8:55
Track 205. Inspiration 6:38
Track 206. Poloma Blanca 4:15
Track 207. Besame Mucho 4:17
Track 208. Hotel California (Eagles) 9:53
Track 209. announcer 0:16
Track 210. Morea/Djobi Djoba/Bamboleo 10:19
62 mins

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  1. 2 Responses to “GYPSY KINGS & CHICO - LONDON 2017”

  2. ay ay ay viva el chili on carne y sangria

    By easy on Dec 23, 2017

  3. Track 206 is Paloma Blanca. Cheers

    By Lobo on Jan 17, 2018

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