If your band consists of two Argentians, two Japanese and two Greeks, what kind of music do you play? Exactly, bossafied French pop with technicolourful Henry Mancini-like arrangements. Magda Giannikou is the singer and architect of Banda Magda, she’s of Greek origin and apparently luuuurves French chic and Brazilian waves. Magda has a very sweet girlie voice, and writes songs with lush arrangements – Pink Martini is an obvious reference. Yet, songs like Fond de la Mer (Brazilian forro meets Pigalle) and the summerfresh Amour, ou t’es la? show that Banda Magda does have it’s own voice. The album’s out since June, listen on Bandcamp.

Banda Magda – Amour ou t’es la?

Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.