Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
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Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | INDIE

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2012
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Launched 23 september, 2015
Nominated as best World Music Album by JUNO Awards and ADISQ

Réalisation: Anit Ghosh

Direction artistique: Juan Mejia 'Perditi' & Carmen Ruiz

Direction musicale: Anit Ghosh

Ingénieur de son: Olivier St-Pierre

Prise de son: Olivier St-Pierre et John Masterson

Artiste visuelle: Danaé Brissonnet

Graphisme: Stefani Paquin

Enregistrement et
Mixage au studio Tone Bender par Olivier St-Pierre et Anit Ghosh, Montréal,
Québec, 2015

Mastering Studio Grey Market par Ryan

Enregistrement Voix Additionnelles: La Machine à Mixer

Mixing Additionnel: Francis Bélanger Lacas

Produit par Productions GIROVAGO 


Anit Ghosh (violon, alto, guitare, voix)

Marie-Lys Trudel (violon, alto, voix)

Laurence Sabourin (accordéon)

çois Landry (kaval, bouzouki)

Julien Biret (clarinette, percussions, voix)

Maxime Ethier (alegre, percussions, balafon)

Ivan Bamford (tambora, davul)

Doriane Fabreg (llamador, percussions, voix)

Julie Richard (sousaphone)

Guillaume Garant (trompette)

Rachel Therrien (trompette, flugelhorn)

Blaise Margail (trombone, beat box)

Etienne Lebel (trombone) 

Eli Camilo (trombone)

“Perditi’’ Mejia (maracas,
guiro, voix)

Sergio Barrenechea (back vocals)

Carmen Ruiz, Andrea Ni
ño, Sonia Bustos (GKO Tropa Danza et coros)



Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra, GKO, is a potent mix of Afro-Colombian percussion with a Balkan Brass section, choreographies, dance, and audience interaction that have been taking over dance-floors throughout South America, North America and Europe. Audiences live an immersive experience, where music and dance capture body and soul in a liberating and enchanting way.

We offer indoor and outdoor performances as well as interactive street performances and music and dance workshops.  We are a big band, but we also tour and offer smaller formats according to needs and budgets. 

Described by Ralph Boncy as “(...) one of the most beautiful inventions of modern Montreal”  (Voir, Mtl, nov. 13th, 2015) Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra was also granted the Stingray Foundation Rising Star award during their recent Sunfest appearance (London, Ontario July 2016).

Their first album Revuelta Danza Party (Outside and Xango Music Distribution) has been  nominated by both the JUNO Academy and ADISQ as best World Music Album of 2015, and the group has twice been voted Montreal’s best “world music” band by CAMUZ in 2015 and 2014.

GKO has played at major festivals in Québec and Canada such as Festivals International d'Été de Québec, Boreal Northern Lights Festival in Sudbury, Sunfest in London, Owen Summerfolk, Mosaiq in Moncton, Festival de Traditions du Monde à Sherbrooke, Nuits d'Afrique à Montréal, Toronto’s Harbour Front Center, and Ashkenaz among many others.

Internationally GKO has toured Austria and Czech Republic (2016), France  (2015) and Colombia (2014).

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