Banda Magda brings chic, lively style to the notion of “world music,” along with playful gestures and a splash of retro humor. Led by Greek-born Magda Giannikou – a singer, accordionist, and award-winning film scorer – the band moves fluidly from samba to Greek dance rhythms, from vintage French pop to Django-esque jazz manouche. The group includes vibes, jazz guitar, percussion, bass, and other clever instrumentation to back her supple vocals. Says Giannikou, “I concentrate a lot on color and timbre. Notes and chords are shapes and colors, hues and tints. They fly around and then I grab them. . . .”

Sponsored by IU Dept. of French and Italian; IU Institute for European Studies; Women of Lotus

Friday, Sept. 19

10:10 – 11:25 pm / Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Saturday, Sept. 20

1 – 1:45 pm / Bloomingfoods KeHE Stage, Lotus in the Park (Free)
7 – 8:15 pm / Bluebird Nightclub (21+ only)

 

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