Banda Magda bursts with humor and a quirky sensibility, powered by unflagging energy. Their songs, sung in French (with forays into six other languages), harken back to the golden age of Brazilian bossa, the best of cinematic arranging, and the lush chic of vintage French pop, all while drawing on the band’s global background. Led by Greek-born singer, accordionist, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, this 5-piece combo of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that draw comparisons to Pink Martini and Paris Combo, earning them spots at Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, Celebrate Brooklyn, and more.
The music is as French as a summer kir royale on the Cote d’Azur or as bossa nova as a day at Copacabana.”
— PRI’s THE WORLD