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Banda Magda

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Banda Magda

Flushing Town Hall is a new member of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Jazz Touring Network! Excited to present Banda Magda led by Greek-born composer, arranger, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, who takes the audience on a global journey of music, rhythm, and storytelling. Drawing on the band’s global background, the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, audience participation, mid-century classics and world “chansons” sung in 6 languages.


$16/$10 Members & Students/FREE for Teens

“Banda Magda...delightful blend of the traditional and the totally new, a remarkably modern set of sounds” POPMATTERS

"From the opening harp flourishes of "Tam Tam", Banda Magda's collective energy soars, buoyed rather than weighted down by layers of urgent strings and a backing vocal ensemble."-THE ROANOKE TIMES

Founded in 2010 in New York, Banda Magda has toured in more than 22 countries and 5 continents. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, Snarky Puppy’s Family Dinner Vol.1 as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as WOMAD, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival, L’Olympia, Jazz à Vienne, Canarias Jazz, Apollo Hammersmith, The Kennedy Center, Kathmandu Jazz Festival and many more. Banda Magda has released three albums, their debut album "Amour, t’es là?” and sophomore “Yerakina”, were followed be their 3rd opus, the vibrant, Technicolor "Tigre" released in the fall of 2017 on groundUP / Verve Label Group.

Flushing Town Hall is a not for profit organization which receives major support from the National Endowment for the Arts; New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; New York State Assembly Member Ron Kim; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Mayor Bill de Blasio; Queens Borough President Melinda Katz; Council Members Adrienne Adams, Costa Constantinides, Daniel Dromm, Barry Grodenchik, Peter Koo, Karen Koslowitz, Francisco Moya, and Paul A. Vallone; and the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, and the Lily Auchincloss Foundation.


Event Details

    Sept. 21, 2018 - Sept. 21, 2018
    08:00 PM - 08:00 PM