MARIO REYES “The Gipsy Man”

MARIO REYES “The Gipsy Man” 03 May 2012


MARIO REYES “The Gipsy Man”

Bringing you the best of The Gipsy Kings Repertoire


The legendary musician and guitarist that was a member of the internationally renowned group The GIPSY KINGS will be performing at Karma Kafe. It is rare that a musical legend performs live in such an intimate setting and this promises to be an event not to be missed for all music lovers that will experience the Latin rhythms of the well known songs such as BAMBOLEO, DJOBIDJOBA, BAILAME, VOLARE and many more…

Doors Open at 6pm
Open Premium Bar: Men AED 450  Ladies AED 350
Reservations: 04 423 0909 / 050 2911 333

He's originally from Arles, in the South of France, but he feels as Spanish as his grandparents. Just like many of the Reyes, the huge Gypsy family from which his famous relatives, The Gipsy Kings, emerged.  Mario Reyes was their lead guitarist for the Gipsy Kings on their 1995 world tour.

A man in charge of his own destiny, Mario Reyes started playing the guitar between the ages of seven and has mastered the art of this musical instrument. "The Gipsy Man," as he is now known, recently collaborated with Andrea Bocelli on a song composed by Mario, called “Sin tu amor” and it is now one of the tracks on Bocelli's album called “Andrea”.

Currently, Mario Reyes is celebrating the recent launch of his album "The Gipsy Man Sings From the Middle East," in which he's accompanied by great stars from that part of the world. A joint vision of Luis Medina and Albert Hagar, who wrote most of the songs, each track reflects a fusion of Arab and Gypsy elements, not only in the language but also in the arrangements, quite representative of the Gypsy and Middle Eastern musical cultures, where it has attracted quite a following. It has duos with superstars of Arabic music, Carol Samaha and Ilham Al Madfai, as well as the promising new talents Qusai y Malika.

The best, then, is to unpack his guitar and play it, making people happy, see them laugh and dance at each show.

Karma Kafe is a deliciously different restaurant-lounge-bar concept from Raymond Visan, the creator of Buddha Bar. Sumptuous surroundings offer a feast for all the senses with a fusion of Far Eastern and Californian flavours, including freshly made sushi, and a magical mix of music. The outdoor terrace also offers a fantastic view of the Dubai Fountain, a must for all visitors to the city. This hidden gem can be found in an intimate corner of Souk Al Bahar in Downtown Dubai.

For lounge and table reservations, please call Karma Kafe on 04 423 0909 / 050 29 11 333

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