there are fifteen days, sitting in front of a coffee on a café terrace in Arles, Chico Bouchikhi, co-founder of the Gipsy Kings and indispensable interpreter of Djobi Djoba and Bamboleo told us how proud he was of his son Mario, fifteen years. To 64 years of age, Chico is in the transmission. After millions of albums since 1987, a number of concerts at Carnegie Hall as the Royal Albert Hall, this contractor continues to perform regularly as to Pleyel in Paris on October 5. He also manages successfully his nice restaurant-bistro-performance hall, the Patio de Camargue in Arles. But his real project at the moment is to pass the torch to Mario with whom it has already happened several times on stage, notably in Carcassonne in front of 10,000 people.

“a few months ago with Karim Deneyer, author of several tubes of Kendji Girac and my friend producer Tefa (the L. E. J, Chilla, Shy’m) , we imagined a group of young beautiful boys, all with links of kinship with the Gipsy Kings and Manitas de Plata (1921-2014)”, he explains. The trio of artists-businessmen with a sense of marketing and a thick address book, christens the New Gypsies. Mario Cerviole-Bouchikhi, son of Chico is one of the two singers with David Baliardo, 17 years old, a cousin of the family and the famous Manitas de Plata. David also ensures the guitar soloist of the group. Guitarist and background vocals, Tambo, 18 years old, is the grandson of Chico, and great-grandson of José Reyes, father of the Gipsy Kings. Just as Noah 17 years ago, a small cousin of the family Reyes.

as Soon as the idea black cohosh, a quite impressive machine is being put in place with the powerful label Play Two (Maitre Gims, Vitaa, Kids United, Zaz…), NRJ and M6. This spring, the case is closed in two months. In a studio in Paris enjoying the school holidays, the young quartet records an album of 14 tracks. It will be released in August. Nothing was left to chance. In scripture, we find the “doer of tubes”, Nazim Khaled among others author of Andalusian and The eyes of the mama Kendji Girac, It will, it’s going to of Claudio Capéo or even I tried Amir.

The Kids United in more mature

These days, the first single Without love it is nothing is launched with the aim of becoming the tube of the summer of 2019. To listen to the voice of Mario has not yet moulted, one thinks of the Kids United but in more mature since the boys are in their teens and play very well the guitar. In the wake, the merry band hand rotate the clip in the Camargue. White horses in the property of a friend of Chico and the arenas of Arles. “Advertising is fantastic for the city, but the mayor Hervé Schiavetti I was still charged 2500 euros , strangling Chico, which considers that past three decades to sing his love for Arles in the world would have been able to earn a gesture. This clip will appeal to all lovers of the Camargue comes out this may 17. This is only an amuse-bouche.

From 26 July to 16 August, the New Gypsies will be showing at the tour NRJ along the French coast. “This is going to start very strong,” acknowledges Mario currently in 4th at the college at Nîmes. Small, he liked most the dance. “Mom is a flamenco dancer,” he says, and then I switched to guitar and vocals. I am taking courses at Tarascon.” The fame so young? “I am prepared and if the girls are waiting for me at the exit of the college, so much the better,” he says with humor and a touch of sing-song accent. And the stage?” I already have the experience with my father, it does not scare me. On the contrary, it’s a pleasure.” Chico, him, purring like a cat: “I’m so glad of this respite. You can imagine our pride.”

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