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Banda Magda
Continental Pop

Banda Magda

Mar 01
Joe Henderson Lab
FriMar 1

Dance Floor Show

7:00 PM

$30 | $35

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FriMar 1

Dance Floor Show

8:30 PM

$30 | $35

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Led by Greek-born singer, accordionist, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda incorporates samba, French chanson, folk tunes and various strains of South American music into an effervescent blend of world pop that feels totally modern, yet is possessed of a sunny, mid-century vibe. They return after their guest appearances with GroundUP label mates and collaborators Snarky Puppy to perform music from their newest Verve Label Group/GroundUP release Tigre.

Founded in 2010, the New York based band is a true global melting pot, with members hailing from Greece, Argentina, Japan, Columbia and the U.S., and original songs composed and arranged by Giannikou, sung in six languages. Their first two Michael League-produced albums — 2013’s Amour t’es là, 2014’s Yerakina — have shown a steady growth of scope and sophistication matched by the band’s dramatically risen profile, earning Top 10 placement on the Billboard World Music Charts as well as coverage on NPR’s All Songs Considered and “10 Favorite World Music Albums.” With Tigre, Banda Magda has made its boldest step yet, with an expanded lineup of musicians giving life to Giannikou’s entrancing compositions that bear the subtitle “Stories of Courage and Fearlessness.”

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Playing an effervescent blend of global pop, the band brings music from their latest GroundUP release, Tigre.

Bouncy, upbeat, irrepressibly fun music – it is quintessentially New York and cosmopolitan to the extreme.

New York Music Daily

Bouncy, upbeat, irrepressibly fun music – it is quintessentially New York and cosmopolitan to the extreme.

New York Music Daily

Personnel

Magda Giannikou vocals & accordion
Ignacio Hernandez guitar
Andres Rotmistrovsky bass
Marcelo Woloski drums
Keita Ogawa percussion

Of all the vocal-driven ensembles in the world of contemporary music there is none as compelling or beckoning as Banda Magda.

World Music Report

Personnel

Magda Giannikou vocals & accordion
Ignacio Hernandez guitar
Andres Rotmistrovsky bass
Marcelo Woloski drums
Keita Ogawa percussion

Of all the vocal-driven ensembles in the world of contemporary music there is none as compelling or beckoning as Banda Magda.

World Music Report

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