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Compas

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Compas

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season

We gave it a B-

Heard in mini-mall restaurants everywhere, the France-based Gipsy Kings seized acclaim in the last few years with a Gypsy/flamenco hybrid that goes down easy but buzzes with passion and unplugged rusticity. The story continues on this album of simple, romantic tunes, opening with the dance-feverish ”Ami Wa Wa (Solo Por Ti)” and closing with the plaintive ballad ”Amor Gitano.” Listen to it attentively or as sonic decor: Compas works either way. B-