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Gipsy Kings bring sounds of Southern Europe to Vilar

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The Gipsy Kings combine flamenco, rumba, salsa, pop and other world influences. Catch them at the Vilar Performing Arts Center on Wednesday.

BEAVER CREEK — From the Mediterranean coast of Southern France to the gates of La Alhambra, which tower above La Vega in Granada, Spain, there is perhaps no other collection of music that so well embodies the culture of Southern Europe than the Gipsy Kings.

Chill the wine, season the Padron peppers, slice off some jamon Iberico and prepare to be transported on Wednesday as the sounds of Andalusia come alive in Beaver Creek. The show takes place at the Vilar Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m., and features Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo.

FLAMENCO GUITAR, BOOMING SPANISH VOCALS

Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, the Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind "Bamboleo" celebrate more than 25 years of salsa and pop fusion perfection taking audiences back to Andulusia with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals.

Tickets to the Gipsy Kings start at $105 and are on sale now at the Vilar Performing Arts Center Box Office, by calling 970-845-8497 or visiting http://www.vilarpac.org.

A GLOBAL SENSATION

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Uniting the Reyes family and the Baliardo family, the Gipsy Kings continue a tradition of music that has drawn famous fans such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali and Charlie Chaplin. From playing on the streets of Cannes to the hedonistic heights of St. Tropez, the Gipsy Kings have broken music barriers to become one of the rare groups that has climbed charts in both the U.S. and around the world.

Featured in the likes of "The Big Lebowski," "Toy Story 3" and "Glee," the band has embraced Western classics by Bob Marley, the Doobie Brothers and The Eagles with globe-hopping grace, whilst also incorporating dramatic cues from Brazilian and Caribbean culture.

Now bringing the party back to the United States this summer, the Gipsy Kings will raise the roof with dance-ready furor, returning to their groundbreaking eponymous album and the nomadic spirit that has led them to their latest, "Savor Flamenco," giving audiences the "deep shout at the heart of our community."

If you go …

What: Gipsy Kings

Where: Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek

When: Wednesday at 8 p.m.

How much: $105

More info: vilarpac.org