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Este Mundo – Gipsy Kings

Este Mundo - Gipsy Kings Artist: Gipsy Kings
Album: Este Mundo
Release Date: July, 1991
Duration: 45:05
Genre: Latin, International, Jazz
Styles: Contemporary Flamenco, Flamenco, World Fusion, French, Western European Traditions, Worldbeat
Recording Date: February, 1991 – March, 1991
Recording Location: Pathé Marconi Studio, Boulogne, France

Formed in France, but rooted in Spanish flamenco tradition, the Gipsy Kings began incorporating pop into their buoyant Latin sound in the late 1980s, eventually leading to massive international success. Released in 1991, ESTE MUNDO finds the ensemble offering up a potent set of acoustic guitar-driven tunes that are marked by percussive strumming, dexterous lead work, and the husky, emotive vocals of bandleader Nicholas Reyes.

The core group of six-string players is bolstered on some songs by bass, horns, and/or drums, giving ESTE MUNDO a vibrant atmosphere, particularly on songs such as the surging “Baila Me” and the dreamy title track. Although much of the album is upbeat, the Gipsy Kings also ease into a few mellow instrumental numbers, including the gentle “Lagrimas” and the slightly funky “Ternuras.” One of the most consistent and confident outings in the Gipsy Kings’ catalogue, ESTE MUNDO is sure to please flamenco aficionados and many other world music fans.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Baila Me / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 3:44
Sin Ella / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 3:55
Habla Me / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 4:06
Lagrimas / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 2:54
Oy / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 4:50
Mi Vida / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 3:52
El Mauro / Vicente Amigo / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 4:37
No Volveré / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 3:48
Furia / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 2:35
Oh Maï / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 3:12
Ternuras / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 3:21
Este Mundo / Gipsy Kings Gipsy Kings 4:11
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