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LOCATION: Jefferson Center - 541 Luck Avenue
EVENT CATEGORIES: Kid Friendly | All Ages | Music | Arts & Culture
Shaftman Performance Hall • Presented by Jefferson Center Family Series With sparkling energy, stunning musicality and an edgy dose of humor, Banda Magda blends a global palate of French chanson, Brazilian samba, Greek folk tunes, Colombian cumbia, Afro-Peruvian lando—and seemingly everything in between. It’s a sound that has won awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to Louis CK, who frontwoman Magda Giannikou joined for a duet on the comedian’s hit TV show. Amour, t’es là?, Banda Magda’s first album, surged onto the Top 10 of Billboard’s World Music Charts, earning mentions on NPR’s All Songs Considered and a spot on its 10 Favorite World Music Albums of 2013. The band’s second, Yerakina, appeared at #2 on the iTunes World Charts. Magda Giannikou and Banda Magda were resident artists of the Jefferson Center’s 2014 Song Project. The band has also graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy Center, the Chicago World Music Festival, among many others.