The winners and nominations of the BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM category:
The Gipsy Kings' new music video, CAREMELO:
Gipsy Kings and Ladysmith Black Mambazo split the Best World Music Album Category on the Kings' 25th Anniversary
At the sixth time at bat, the Gipsy Kings have won the GRAMMY for Best World Music Album, SAVOR FLAMENCO at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. This is the group's 6th Nomination, and a record for the most nominations for the World Music Grammy. According to PARADE magazine, this is also the 22nd time in GRAMMY history that there has been a tie for winning this coveted music industry award.
The Gipsy Kings' album, SAVOR FLAMENCO on Knitting Factory Records, is the group's first new release in six years. SAVOR FLAMENCO also marks The Gipsy Kings' 25th Anniversary of their first U.S. Release, GIPSY KINGS in 1987. It is also the first time that the Kings have produced themselves and written all of their material.
The Gipsy Kings just finished the first leg of their 25th Anniversary Tour on the east coast this past Saturday night, and were flying home when news of their win was broadcast on grammy.com.
Based in Camargue, the very famous land by the Mediterranean Sea, the Gipsy Kings are made up of two families--the Reyes family from Arles and the Baliardos from Montpellier. The musical adventure of these two families started in the 1960s when Jose Reyes was singing with Manitas de Plata (Ricardo Baliardo) performing all around the world in theaters including Carnegie Hall in New York City. There is music by Manitas de Plata y Jose Reyes on youtube. Their fans included Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Miles Davis and Charlie Chaplin.
When the duo parted ways, Jose Reyes became even more popular after starting his own band, Los Reyes. His sons backed him up. When the elder Reyes passed away in 1979, Nicolas and Andre began playing with the Baliardo brothers in Les Saintes Maries de la Mer during the The Gypsy's Pilgrimage. They traveled, busking nearby on the streets of Saint-Tropez, performing on beaches during the day and for celebrities such as Brigitte Bardot by night. "Los Reyes" means "The Kings," and the band changed their name to The Gipsy Kings.
The Gipsy Kings' musical style has been called "Rumba Flamenca" which allows The Gipsy Kings to combine traditional flamenco styles with Western Pop and Latin rhythms, Latin and Cuban styles, Arabic, reggae, jazz, and--of course--gypsy styles!
The band speaks French, and performs music in Spanish dialect of Gitane, the native Gipsy language, that is a mixture of Spanish, French, and Catalan. The root of the Gitane culture is in the southern part of Spain that includes Seville and Granada. One of the economically depressed areas of Europe, this region has given the world flamenco music, bullfighting and Moorish-influenced Architecture. The people in that area are known as "Gitanos," Spanish Romani people who fled Catalonia during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). (The term "gitano" comes from "Egiptano," a Spanish term for "Egyptian" as the English word "Gypsy" comes from "Egyptian.")
The Gipsy Kings have sold over 25 million albums worldwide.
The Gipsy Kings' first U.S. album, GIPSY KINGS was released in the United States in 1987, and charted for 40 weeks. This 25 year old album has been certified gold or platinum in at least 15 countries. The group is a multi-GRAMMY-nominated act.
The single from GIPSY KINGS was "Bamboleo," which was used in a Burger King commercial and recently covered on the TV show, GLEE.
The Gipsy Kings' "Hotel California" is in the movie, THE BIG LEBOWSKI and HBO series ENTOURAGE.
The 2010 film TOY STORY 3 featured a Gipsy Kings version of the movie's popular, Randy Newman-penned theme, "You've Got a Friend in Me." The band also performed the song on DANCING WITH THE STARS.
PBS filmed a documentary about The Gipsy Kings called TIERRA GITANA.
Stay tuned for an announcement of more US shows this April and September.
A who's who of young Hollywood will be on hand for The Great American NO BULL Challenge and Hayley Gripp's 1st annual “NO BULL Music Showcase” charity event at The Joint Hollywood, February 1st 2014, from 6:30pm until 9:30 p.m. In attendance will be many celebrities as well as The NO BULL guys who have spoken to over 50K students about anti-bullying.
The Joint is at 8771 North Pico, in Los Angeles.
Admission is $15., and available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/527657/
The venue phone is 310-275-2619, and web site is http://thejointlive.com/
No Bull's web site is http://nobullchallenge.org/
The NO BULL Red Carpet Music Showcase is hosted by Hayley Gripp. Special guests are The No Bull Guys: Tyler Gregory and Scott Hannah.
Performers run the gamut of rock, singer-songwriter, dance and of course some of the hot young actors on TV and in film.
Rock bands False Puppet, Breaking Tempo, Galvanized Souls will be playing ther originals and bringing donors on stage to sing a song with them. So will dance artists Isaac Basal and Mik Brown, and pop acts Noah Urrea (Tyler Perry's A MADEA'S CHRISTMAS), Lexi, The X FACTOR's Lorie Moore, Misi Stomber and Jann Klose who kicks off the night at 6:15 pm with music even the parents will enjoy!
The red carpet starts at 6:30. Some of the amazing personalities who will be on hand: actor/model Jaden Martin, actors Kwesi Boakye (Tyler Perry's I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF), David Flannery (Rudderless), Kiersey Clemons(Austin & Ally), Luis Stancil, actresses/models: and Sophia Strauss (COOTIES) and actresses Brooke Lewis (The Scream Queen of Hollywood) Enid Cortes (MTV GIRL CODE), Trinity Marquez(THE GOLDEN RULE), Oana Gregory (Crash & Bernstein), Victoria Strauss(THE NEW MUPPET MOVIE) and Deanna Lee Douglas (The A-LIST MOVIE), actress/dancer Kira Kosarin (The Thundermans). Also walking the red carpet are singers Lauren Suthers, Shane Carther, Syleena Johnson (ATL), Dario, Azhia, and the Disney Channel's Kiersey Clemons.
Other folks on the red carpet include: Miss California USA Cassandra Kunze and Miss California Teen USA Bianca Vierra. The Voice's rapper Moses Stone, Jason Farol(ABC's Duets' singer who partnered with Kelly Clarkson), Lela Brown(America's Got Talent rapper/actress//model, Walter Jones (the original Black Ranger of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), actor Courtney Gains (BACK TO THE FUTURE, CHILDEN OF THE CORN, FASTER) and social media star Acacia Brinley top the list.
People who attend will be offered the opportunity to hear personal stories from artists, many of which have been bullied themselves. Attendees will learn about the Great American NO BULL Challenge and how to empower themselves and others to stand up to bullying. Bullying is a chain reaction; once you break that chain anything is possible!
ABOUT THE GREAT AMERICAN NO BULL CHALLENGE
The Great American NO BULL Challenge inspires millions of teens each year to take a stand against bullying in their communities and around the globe. NO BULL is a social action non-profit organization that offers youth the opportunity to promote digital responsibility, leadership and social change using creativity, the power of peer-to-peer education, and the magic of filmmaking by creating short films or Public Service Announcements.
Each year 15 lucky filmmakers who entered the challenge are chosen and win an all expense paid trip to Los Angeles where they attend the Teen Video Awards, walk the red carpet, see performances from some of their favorite stars, and are treated like a celebrity. There they will find out LIVE who the top winners are! Winners in the past have won $10,000 production deal, VIP Tickets to the Teen Choice Awards, scholarships, laptops, cameras, etc. NO BULL’s Teen Video Awards celebrates and promotes all those involved who brave the Challenge and stand up for change for the most important issues of our time.
To my West Coast colleagues. My artist Jann Klose and a range of people from show biz, including young Hollywood are taking part in the First Annual NO BULL Red Carpet Music Showcase on February 1. Below is more info on this event organized by young actress Hayley Gripp (http://hayleyelizabethgripp.com/)
What better way to promote anti bullying than through music? The Great American NO BULL Challenge and Hayley Gripp will hold its 1st annual “NO BULL Music Showcase” charity event at The Joint Hollywood, February 1st 2014, from 6:30pm until 9:30 p.m. In attendance will be many celebrities as well as The NO BULL guys who have spoken to over 50K students about anti-bullying.
The Joint is at 8771 W. PIco Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035
Admission is $15. in advance and $20. at the door.
It is advisable to get tickets in advance.
Each artist has their own ticket link, Jann's is at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/527657/jannKloseBand
Other artists performing are Galvanized Souls, Misi Stomber, Lexi, False Puppet and Breaking Tempo.
People who attend will get a chance to hear amazing artists, many of which have been bullied themselves, learn about the Great American NO BULL Challenge and learn how to empower themselves and others to stand up to bullying. Bullying is a chain reaction; once you break that chain anything is possible!
ABOUT THE GREAT AMERICAN NO BULL CHALLENGE
The Great American NO BULL Challenge inspires millions of teens each year to take a stand against bullying in their communities and around the globe. NO BULL is a social action non-profit organization that offers youth the opportunity to promote digital responsibility, leadership and social change using creativity, the power of peer-to-peer education, and the magic of filmmaking by creating short films or Public Service Announcements. NO BULL’s Teen Video Awards celebrates and promotes all those involved who brave the Challenge and stand up for change for the most important issues of our time.
Contact: Alex Otey
Ionian Productions, Inc
KEEP KIDS FIT! ACTIVELY TRANSFORMS CLASSROOMS
Keep Kids Fit! Classroom Activity Breaks is a multi-media fitness and educational resource for teachers Pre-K – 5th grades. Written by Rocker/fitness guru Miss Amy ® it includes:
- 114 Lesson Plans that Connect to Core Curriculum: Literature, Art, Social Studies, Science, Math and Nutrition
- Book with Easy-to-Use Choreography in Pictures
- Downloadable GRAMMY® Nominated Music for 12 Classroom Activity Breaks
With Phys Ed classes and recess time being cut back, Keep Kids Fit! helps educators meet the National Association for Sport and Physical Education standards, including the recommended guideline of 150 minutes per week of instructional physical education for elementary school children. In 2013 the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, in partnership with the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, reviewed the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Their Midcourse Report advises several strategies, including “adding short bouts of physical activity to existing classroom activities.”
The Experts Praise Miss Amy’s Keep Kids Fit!
“An exhilarating, well researched and adventurous way to get kids hooked on exercise!!! This guide is easy to follow and goes right along with the Physical Activity Guidelines outlined by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. A must-have for any classroom”. - Paula L. Slusher, RN, MSN, American Academy of Pediatrics
“Miss Amy’s lesson plans are fantastic! She gets them moving time and time again! The lyrics are a big bonus as they are educational and send a positive message!" - Tracy Radler, Physical Education Lesson Plan Specialist
“The warm-up activity song ‘Rise and Shine Little Star’ captured my attention immediately. It is an excellent way to transition into the start of a school day. If students engage with the music and learn in this fun way it could change the whole direction for everyone in the classroom”. - JoAnn Younger Ray, RN, BSN, CSN-NJ School Nurse
Keep Kids Fit! was created by multi-awarded GRAMMY® singer/songwriter and fitness expert Miss Amy®. Dubbed The First Lady of Musical Fitness by the National Children's Entertainment Blog, Miss Amy® was awarded a GRAMMY® Nomination for her FITNESS ROCK & ROLL album of 2011. She is a multi-disciplined trained fitness professional, serves as an Official Advocate for the President's Challenge Program (a program of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition) and was named President’s Challenge All -American in September 2010.
For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Miss Amy, please contact Alex Otey at 609/468-3954 or e-mail AlexOtey@IonianProductions.com
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