Building on a core team of long time friends, Ced has enlisted the support of his Gipsy Kings alumni to help bring his vision for the Gypsy AIIStars alive. The project invites the multi-talented pedigree of gypsies from around the world to share their passion for music and life, igniting audiences wherever they go. It is the first in a series, as the gypsy in Cedric continues to explore music from around the globe. When not on tour, and while on tour Cedric is passing on his knowledge through drum clinics and workshops for kids; most recently as Artist-in-Residence at Agape Spiritual Center and for the Chaka Khan Foundation. "I am excited to share my passion - sharing what I know - and I also learn so much as I create these programs and workshops. Its giving me a chance to challenge myself."
38 year-old Mario Reyes was born clutching a guitar! He started playing seriously at the age of seven and is a guitar virtuoso of unparalleled talent. Voted 'most likely to succeed' by Gipsy Kings family members who share his name, Mario has started the Gypsy Allstars with Ced to push the boundaries of gypsy rumba and
instruments blend together perfectly and add a depth and breadth to the music which is out of this world. Its an honor to be involved. Equally out of this world has been the audience reaction which is left excited and breathless after each performance.
incorporate the Indian heritage which is at the genesis of all gypsy culture. A prolific singer songwriter, Mario has also experimented extensively with gypsy fusion and played with some of t he world's most renowned musicians. He highlights his performances with Sting and Andrea Boccelli as unforgettable moments a long career which Mario's youth belies. Mario is a guitar virtuoso and his music transcends all borders. Mario contributes hi s magical ta lent to the Gypsy AIIStar project he shares with fellow Gipsy Kings alum Ced Leonardi "It's a wonderful project, with a fusion of truly great musicians. The Indian
The son of Gipsy Kings founder
Salar Nader 1s one of the most
Nicolas Reyes, Georges shares his
sought-after young percussionists of
exquisite musical heritage on and off
his generation. A lifetime student of
stage with his famous father.
the legendary tabla virtuoso Ustad
vocalist, Georges delivers his talents with humor, love and humility.
Zakir Hussain, Salar has developed a diverse fusion style that allows him to collaborate with every musical tradition.
He brings a richness and Gipsy Kings pedigree and to the AIIStars project. http:L/youtu.be/T4f75F1 YbJS
Antonio Carmona Antonio Carmona a founding member of the cutting-edge flamenco group Ketama , Spanish Gypsy Antonio Carmona has long been one of the genre ' s leading artists for new and inventive ideas .. Ketama were also known for their virtuoso guitar mastery and extremely tight vocal harmonies. Coming from a family of musicians tour generations deep , Carmona has the pedigree and experience of a flamenco master . Additionally he is a fine percussionist and introduced the use of the Peruvian Cajon (a wooden box instrument) into flamenco music .
Published on Oct 2, 2013