A few months ago I came across a band created by a Greek-born singer, Magda Giannikou. She is quite honestly one of the most amazing singers, arrangers I’ve come across in a while. Her group known simply as BANDA MAGDA has recorded 2 albums and are getting ready to release their third album this spring. A great entertaining band that moves from Samba to French Chanson, Colombian cambia to Greek folk tunes and Afro-Peruvian lando. This truly is “world beat” music. A win-win on any account.
For their second album YERAKINA, Magda says – “In many ways, Yerakina has nothing to do with music,” smiles Giannikou. “It’s about one hand holding the other, climbing up that deep, dark well, together, towards the sunlight.” Without further delay here are 3 selections from YERAKINA.
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If you liked what you’ve heard you can pre-order and support their third album TIGRE coming out this spring using the following link.