Rumba Flamenco CD - The passion of flamenco and Latin rhythms unite to create a sensual and soulful musical fusion in this CD from Putumayo. Putumayo presents Rumba Flamenco, a collection of upbeat music with influences from Spanish flamenco, salsa, and pop. Popularized worldwide by the Gipsy Kings, rumba flamenco (also known as gypsy rumba) is a blend of flamenco with Afro-Cuban rhythms. Gypsy rumba originated in the Catalan regions of northeastern Spain and southern France. This accessible and upbeat style of flamenco has attracted fans across the globe. Rumba Flamenco features music that reflects the soul of the gypsies, the passion of flamenco, and the irresistible beats of Cuba.
A fusion of traditional Andalucian flamenco with Cuban son and salsa, rumba flamenco also has been influenced by rock and roll and international pop.
The upbeat rhythms and infectious melodies of rumba flamenco have been de rigueur in cafes, restaurants, nightclubs and bars around the globe since the late 1980s, when the Gipsy Kings first burst on the scene with their hit song 'Bamboleo.' What many listeners don't realize is that the Gipsy Kings are just one of many performers of a unique fusion of Spanish flamenco and Cuban rhythms that has brought the soul and passion of flamenco to the mainstream.
The following songs and artists are included on the CD:
1. Maita Vende Ca - Rankankin
2. Ojos de Brujo - Vacileo
3. Wafir - Lei
4. Peret - Una Chica Muy Guapa
5. Ziroq - Que Pena
6. Eric Fernandez - Shalom Israel
7. Chico and the Gypsies - Tengo Tengo
8. De Madera - Canaveral
9. Ojos de Brujo - Tesoro
10. Gitano Family - Hommage Aux Marquises
11. Ricao - Malacutum
12. Energipsy - Joseiito