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"An artist who fires on all artistic cylinders" – NPR
"fresh and retro-hip cool" – KCRW
The lightbulb went on. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and firecracker performer Magda Giannikou suddenly understood: The world needed more light, and she was determined to bring it. That spark of insight, nurtured by a diverse, close-knit band, grew into the rainbow-bold meditations on courage, confidence, and resisting fear on Tigre, the band's third, wildly cinematic album. Released, September 15, 2017 on Verve Label Group), the album is a rallying cry to speak up and stand out, as the album presents Giannikou's most coherent and brightly orchestrated work to date.
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SYND: NPR, CBC
Markets include: Los Angeles, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Detroit, Austin, Berkeley CA, Santa Cruz CA, Spokane WA, Bozeman MT, Montreal, Barcelona
INTER: Canada, Spain, Slovakia
Online: Global Roots and Culture, SoundRoots.org, Taintradio, world beat canada, New World Buzz, New Model Radio, SoulandJazz, Jambase, JazzWeekly, The Georgia Straight, axs, Shepherd Express, BroadwayWorld
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Banda Magda heads into four different Bay Area locations / The Mercury News
On the cover of the latest Banda Magda album "Tigre" (Ground Up), Magda Giannikou stands in the midst of the savannah, binoculars held to her eyes, looking out directly at whoever happens to be holding the CD as if we, too, are on safari. Listening to the polyglot ensemble is something of an adventure, with little warning where the music might next explore. A keen observer with even keener ears, the ...
Santa Ana Sites presents Banda Magda at the Copper Door / BroadwayWorld
Santa Ana Sites is pleased to present one of the most exciting world music ensembles, Banda Magda, on Saturday, March 2 at 8 pm at the Copper Door in Santa Ana. The band will be presented as a culminating event of Santa Ana's annual Boca de Oro Festival of Literary Arts & Culture. Tickets are available for $12 - 22 and are on sale now at www.SantaAnaSites.com. Further information on Boca de Oro F...
Banda Magda and The Hot Sardines, set for VAF Fringe / ALTDAILY
The first Fringe Festival was "on the fringe" of the famous Edinburgh International Festival in 1947. The Fringe continues, seventy plus years later, and is the largest in the world. The VAF scouts around the world bring the quirky, the avant-garde and the creative to the NEON Arts District in Norfolk VA. The Hot Sardines and Banda Magda will be performing at Commune on Granby Street. The...