Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra
Photo André Chévrier
Photo Eric Berteau
Éric Berteau
Photo Éric Berteau
Photo Oscar Ruiz


A cumbia song for a re-invention
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GKO, Ça fait danser!
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  • country:Colombia
  • region:North America
  • style(s):Balkan, Cumbia
  • label:Productions GIROVAGO
  • type:Composer/Songwriter, Big Band, Music Theatre Production, Large Ensemble
  • instrumentation:instrumental, percussion, visual, string, brass, singer songwriter, dance orchestra
  • artist posted by:GKO

Line up

  • Andrea Nino (Dance)


GKO, with roots in all Africa, India, Europe, Canada, Quebec and Latin America brings a ‘cumbia viajera’, in neverending mouvement. La cumbia gitana, a big, creative and always engaging orchestra of professional and passionate artistes will make you feel an urgency to dance and a desire for mouvement.

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra's (GKO) original flavour invites audiences to experience movement and freedom with an explosion of music and dance, circus and imagination. Juno Award Nominated, GKO's music is influenced by Colombian rhythms and percussions as well as Eastern European melodies.

This eclectic band brings together a group of very talented professional artistes from diverse backgrounds and origines. GKO is today a Montreal reference for euphoric energy and creative bounty. They have been taking over dance floors with more than 250 shows across Canada and three international tours in Europe and South America. GKO is a musical, visual and sensory experience not to be missed.

GKO was officially launched in September 2012. The idea came to life when Carmen Ruiz and Juan Sebastian Mejia, both Colombian born, interdisciplinary and nomadic artistes decided to put together a project that convey their artistic vision and experience, with the potential of reaching out larger audiences across the world. Montreal became their base.

Under the musical direction of Anit Ghosh in collaboration with Aurelien Tomasi and the enthusiastic and creative input and compositions of the artistes, Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra is preparing a new album to be launched in 2019.

The movie FAIT VIVIR, directed by Colombian Filmmaker Oscar Ruiz, featuring the band and their artistic vision will also be launched to the world in 2019, after almost five years in the making.


Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra