I last saw Magda Giannikou, the front-woman of this international band formed out of friendships at Berklee, as the opener of a Snarky Puppy show in St. Louis. Since then, I’ve been looking out for more. A more extensive bio of the woman can be found here.
Banda Magda dances between musical styles and languages, featuring band members from Greece, Argentina, Colombia, Japan as well as the United States. Ground Up Records lists 17 band-members on their artist webpage, although the band typically tours with around six. They perform global tunes, switching between South African rhythms and French lyrics – playing cinematic Greek folk-tunes as well as borderline jazz.