It is time for the gipsies to share their own story. They have lived inside the deep connection between humans and music since the beginning of time.
Gipsies have grown into 37 main tribes, totalling over 13million people since their exodus from Rajasthan in India 1500 years ago.
Their story is our story: a celebration of the wild-at-heart.
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Gipsies are born playing music. It's their way of life.
Music is a force of nature and love. House of the Gipsies harness this technology of freedom.
Cultural preservation is foremost on our minds. In 2013 we accepted an invitation from the Rajasthan International Folk Festival to connect nextgen musicians from the Gipsy Kings family to explore musical collaborations with their Rajasthani gipsy ancestors.
Going deeper in 2018 we launched an artisanal partnership with the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation. Our launch at the Royal Family's palace in Jaipur spotlighted hand-made merchandise made by Rajasthani gipsy women. This mission expanded in 2021 with Fuerza Migrante, preparing a fair profit artisanal merchandise initiative, benefitting artisans in Mexico. A debit card supporting this launches next year. The debit card also focuses on immigrants and refugees- a state of existence the gipsies know all too well. In particular we focus on women and girls as part of the world's 1.7 billion unbanked people. A product of gender and race inequality, systematic poverty and undocumented immigration, women and girls are particularly vulnerable. House of the Gipsies gifts original music to our impact project with a % of profits benefiting these issues in perpetuity. Visit our impact project here
When you find yourself in the presence of any member of the large gipsy kings tribe from South of France don’t be surprised if they ask you to sing and dance with them. Its the Gipsy Code. The line between performer and audience always blurs. Born deep in the gipsy barrio, their code is our code. Study the resilience of the gipsies. How they have stood faithfully in the face of huge discrimination and loss; how they express joy every day through music; how they inspire loyalty, celebration, courage. The Gipsies know that everything is music and we are all musicians. Come join us.
The Gipsy Kings burst onto the global stage during the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 with their hit Un Amor, played presciently in the key of F# (the key of the heart chakra).
Without speaking a word of English (they still don’t), they blazed a trail for the future of Latin music, and are amongst a small group of Spanish artists who are the original Latin music superheroes. Today Latin tracks are streamed over 20 billion times a month on Spotify.
The Gipsy Kings legacy owes its extended tribe and lineage a debt or gratitude - or the gipsy guitar chords, and rumba beats that made them famous.
The founding fathers are Jose Reyes and Manitas de Platas. Jose was friends with Pablo Picasso and Brigitte Bardot. Manitas de Platas sold over 100 million records and played before the late Queen Elizabeth of England no less than five times. Read more of their story from Gipsy Kings' Nicolas Reyes here