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1Ami Wa Wa (Solo Por Ti) (Nicolas Reyes, Patchai Reyes / Nicolas Reyes, Andre Reyes)4:01
2Que Si Que No (Luigi Danza / Giuseppe Turco, adapt. Canut Reyes)3:19
3Una Rumba Por Aqui (Nicolas Reyes, Andre Reyes)4:24
4Pecuerdo Apasionado (Tonino Baliardo)4:03
5Mira La Itana Mora (Nicolas Reyes, Andre Reyes)6:55
6La Fiesta Comenza (Nicolas Reyes)3:03
7Canto A Brazil (Andre Reyes)4:14
8Salsa De Noche (Tonino Baliardo)3:29
9Mi Nino (Patchai Reyes)3:16
10Di Me (Nicolas Reyes, Andre Reyes)5:40
11Obsesion De Amor (Tonino Baliardo)5:08
12Lo Mal Y Lo Bien (Nicolas Reyes, Georges Reyes, Andre Reyes)3:03
13Amor Gitano (Canut Reyes)7:28

About this Album

World music-oriented set features Brazilian percussionist Nana Vasconcelos, Egyptian musicians, even a didgeridoo player. The New York Times praises the “simple, effervescent” folk number “Ami Wa Wa”: “You will not be able to expunge this song from your memory.”


Nicolas Reyes, vocals, percussion, guitar
Andre Reyes, vocals, percussion, guitar
Paul Reyes, vocals
Francois “Canut” Reyes, vocals, guitar
Patchai Reyes, vocals
Georges “Baule” Reyes, vocals, guitar
Tonino Baliardo, guitar
Paco Baliardo, guitar

Additional Musicians:
Hossam Ramzy, percussion (1, 3-5, 7-10, 12)
Shawn Farrenden, didgeridoo (1)
Pino Palladino, bass (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9-12)
Jon Carin, accordion (1, 2, 7), pianos/keyboards (1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11), strings (2, 13), bass (3), djempe harp (4), loops (4, 5), flute (5), guido (8), percussion (3, 7, 9, 10, 12), auto harp (10), drum programming (11),
Abud Abdel Al, violin (1, 2, 4, 5)
Eddie Thornton, trumpet (3, 7, 9)
Brian Edwards, saxophone (3, 7, 9, 11)
Nigel Shaw, flute (5, 13), whistle (6, 13)
Trevor Edwards, trombone (3, 7, 9)
Nana Vasconcelos, percussion (7)
Andres Levin, keyboards, samples (7)
Manu Katche, drums (11)

Produced and mixed by Chris Kimsey
Arrangements by Gipsy Kings, Jon Carin, T & E Edwards
Mixed at Astoria Studio, London
Mixed by Chris Kimsey for Chris Kimsey Productions Ltd.
Assistant engineer: Damon IDDINS
Digital editing: Damon IDDINS and Crispin Murray
Mastered by Bob C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Recorded at Recall Studio, France
Sound Engineers: Myriam Eddaira, Patrick Jauneaud
Assistant Engineer: Renaud Van Welden
Additional Recording at Metropolis Studios, London
Sound Engineer: Kevin Jacobs
Assistant Engineer: Robert Cattermole
Additional Production on “Canto a Brazil” by Arto Lindsay
Engineered by Pat Dillet
All Arrangements: Gipsy Kings, Jon Carin, T. & E. Edwards
Horn arrangements (3, 7, 9): E. Thornton

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Photos by Peter Knaup

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