Banda Magda

March 08, 2019, 7:30 PM
Alice Jepson Theatre, Modlin Center for the Arts

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“The music is as French as a summer kir royale on the Côte d’Azur or as bossa nova as a day at Copacabana.” – PRI’s The World

Led by Greek-born composer orchestrator, singer, and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda draws on the band’s global background from Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, and the United States. Moving from samba to French chanson, Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia, and Afro-Peruvian lando the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, sophisticated audience participation, mid-century classics, and world “chansons” sung in six languages.


Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with Banda Magda, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 PM.

Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $16
Adult: $20 UR Student: $10
Senior (62+): $18 UR Employee: $17
Child (0-12): $10 Group (20+): $18

Sponsored in part by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Jazz Touring Network, which is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional touring Program.

Banda Magda