There was something transcendent about sitting on that hill that Thursday night and experiencing the debilitating power of music. This video is but a pale comparison of what it was like to witness the splendour of the Gypsy Kings. They had me wrapped around their rumba/flamenco/salsa/latin jazz fingers. I was at their disposal to move and sway at the command of the army of strumming guitars and hypnotic raspy voice of Nicolas Reyes. Despite the other phenomenal performances of the 4 day Edmonton Folk Music Festival; it was the Gypsy Kings who stole my heart.

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