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Atlas Performing Arts Center
at Linden Ct NE 1333 H St. NE Washington, DC 20002
202-399-7993
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Pay for parking. There are no parking free spaces available, you will look for hours.
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Edie
The Atlas Performing Arts Center is relatively new to me, but I've enjoyed every event I've been to there. The adaptation of a classic movie theater for use as a center with several venues makes The Atlas an interesting and fun place worth a visit on its own.
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Website

http://atlasarts.org/events/2011/07/banda-magda/

Description

Banda Magda boasts an intricate, tropical and eclectic sound, drawing from world chansons infused in South American grooves with a twist of jazz.

Exoticism, lyricism, impeccable feet-stomping groove, subtlety and depth of emotion. Inspired by music legends such as Serge Gainsbourg, Tom Jobim, The Beatles, and Pink Martini, “Magda” and the “Banda” create a unique aural experience at the crossroads of their diverse musical backgrounds, from France and Greece to Japan and Argentina.

On stage, Banda Magda has the image of an intense compilation of vibraphone, guitar, bass, vocals, accordion, piano and a cataclysmic overload of percussion surrounding the charismatic Magda Giannikou, founder, leader and singer of this hip, mod and ultimately fantastic group.

Chef d’orcheste, singer, composer, producer, arranger, pianist and accordionist Magda Giannikou comes from Athens, Greece, lives in New York, and writes songs in French, with South American musical influences (!!!). And one could easily be skeptical about how one could seamlessly blend all those elements until they hear the result on stage.

Formed in New York in 2010, Banda Magda appear regularly in venues all over New York City, blending French repertoire, original music and songs from all over the world, arranged in the Banda Magda way and sung in English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Greek and Japanese.

About the Ticket Supplier: Atlas Performing Arts Center

The Atlas is home to a diverse group of outstanding resident arts organizations including theatre and dance companies, symphony orchestras, choral groups and arts education programs.