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SAVOR FLAMENCO nominated for Best World Music Grammy Award

PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:27 pm
by Amanda
Hello everyone,

I just got an e-mail (because I signed up at GipsyKings.com) about the fact that SAVOR FLAMENCO has been nominated for the Best World Music Grammy Award. The e-mail says that this is their sixth Grammy nomination, and they hold the record for most World Music Grammy nominations. I hope they win this time!

Sadly, although Canut participated in the recording of the album, he doesn't appear in their recent publicity photos, including the one in the e-mail, since he was "put out" of the group. If they win the Grammy, it should go to him too, since he was "put out" after the album was recorded. This situation still seems unreal to me.

Amanda

Re: SAVOR FLAMENCO nominated for Best World Music Grammy Awa

PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:03 pm
by billyboggins
Canut "outed" please tell me more Amanda

Re: SAVOR FLAMENCO nominated for Best World Music Grammy Awa

PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:12 pm
by musicfan
Hi,

Where is the sign up to have the site send emails? I did not see it on the official GK web site.

Thanks,

Re: SAVOR FLAMENCO nominated for Best World Music Grammy Awa

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:06 am
by LaSueca
Hi,
Try facebook. There you'll find it!

https://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/thegipsykings

Lizette

Re: SAVOR FLAMENCO nominated for Best World Music Grammy Awa

PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:59 pm
by Amanda
Hi billyboggins,

Re Canut being "put out" of the group, see the Gipsy Kings General Discussion thread, "Gipsy Nouveau," starting with the post by Jusquin on November 25. The news (though it can't really be called "news" since it hasn't been confirmed by an official source) came from Patchai's Facebook page. (I haven't looked at the page; I'm taking Jusquin's word for it, since he's a sincere and knowledgeable member of the Forum.)

On that page is it says that Patchai has left the GK in order to form the new group Gipsy Nouveau with his sons and son-in-law. Someone posted on the Facebook page the question, has Canut also left the group? Then someone else, writing in French (French text is in Jusquin's post) the terse comment, "No, he did not leave, he was put out." Jusquin, who knows French, was hoping his translation was wrong, but he confirmed it. Also, he said the person who is the source of that post is very close to Patchai, about as close to Patchai as you can get. Being tactful, he didn't name the source. Jusquin knows a lot more about the GK than I do, so I figure he knows who this person is.

It is possible that the source could be someone posing as the person close to Patchai; this is a long shot, but such things do happen on the Internet. Or, it could be a temporary situation, like the mysterious misunderstanding of 2010, when the others didn't want Canut on the tour. (He was back with them later that year).

The official GK website has changed a lot since the launch of SAVOR FLAMENCO. Yet, Canut is still shown and mentioned on the new site. He appears in the 25th anniversary video on the home page. In the "About" section, it says that "The group's unchanging roster (boldface mine) consists of two bands of brothers -- the Reyes (Nicolas, Canut, Paul, Patchai, and Andre) and the Baliardos (Tonino, Paco, and Diego)." Canut is also quoted in the last paragraph of the "About" section:
" ' They [our sons] will take over what we have started,' says Canut Reyes. ' This way the legacy will survive.' "

Amanda

Re: SAVOR FLAMENCO nominated for Best World Music Grammy Awa

PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:51 pm
by musicfan
Thank you Lizette!

Re: SAVOR FLAMENCO nominated for Best World Music Grammy Awa

PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:02 pm
by Jusquin
Hi, all!

I, too, would like to see them win, and I would hope that Canut would be included in any recognition they receive, but I suppose that's anybody's guess. It would be great if they were invited to perform -- some REAL music for a change!

Just my own personal thought, though, is that it would be kind of bittersweet if they were to perform at the Grammy Awards without Canut. In or out of the group, he remains the one for whom I have a soft spot.

Jusquin

Re: SAVOR FLAMENCO nominated for Best World Music Grammy Awa

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:50 pm
by Jusquin
Hi, all!

Patchai just posted on Facebook:

"The Gipsy Kings viennent de remporté le Grammy Awards catégorie World Music !!!!"

("The Gipsy Kings have just won a Grammy Award in the World Music Category!!!!") :D

Congratulations to them, and well-deserved!

Jusquin

Re: SAVOR FLAMENCO nominated for Best World Music Grammy Awa

PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:38 pm
by Amanda
Hi Jusquin!

That's wonderful news! :D It's certainly well-deserved, especially in their 25th anniversary year, and because they had been nominated several times before but hadn't won. I had a feeling they would win this time. I didn't want to sit through the long show to get the news, so thanks for the update.

Amanda :geek: