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Bokanté with Banda Magda

Shaftman Performance Hall • Presented by Jefferson Center
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

Ticket Price:

Bronze - $20

Silver - $25

Gold - $30

Loge - $50

(Plus a service fee)

Join us for Jefferson Center's Party on the Lawn before the show, 5:30-7:30pm, featuring a Deschutes Beer Garden and the Dojo Grill food truck!

Entry to the Lawn Party is free and open to the public.


“...Nothing short of a world music Super Group” - Pulse Magazine

For the newly-formed international music ensemble Bokanté, connection is the foundation upon which all things are built. Among the members themselves, the connections span almost two decades. But outwardly, the band’s formation was born in the desire to connect with society and the problems most urgently facing it. Rich in the sound of both delta and desert, the unusual but evocative instrumentation blends musical worlds to convey an urgent message of social awareness against the rising tide of exclusion and human indifference.

The word bokanté means “exchange” in Creole, the language of vocalist Malika Tirolien’s youth growing up on the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. Now living in Montreal, she stands among 8 musicians from 4 continents, each one accomplished in their own right and well versed in music far beyond that of their point of origin. Two-time Grammy award-winning guitarists Michael League, Chris McQueen, and Bob Lanzetti (all from Snarky Puppy), pedal and lap steel virtuoso Roosevelt Collier (Lee Boys, Karl Denson), and unplaceable percussionists André Ferrari (Väsen), José Perez and Weedie Braimah come together to create a diverse ensemble rich in groove, melody, and soul.

...Read more at www.bokante.com

Banda Magda

Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by a unflagging energy

Founded by Greek-born singer, film scorer, and composer Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Their songs capture the best of mid-century pop ballads and cinematic arranging, drawing on the band’s global background and unchained musicality. Trained in film scoring at Berklee, Giannikou’s film music finesse has won her awards and caught the attention of everyone from Kronos Quartet to   (she sang a duet with CK for the comedian’s TV show).

Live, Banda Magda bursts with humor and quirky sensibility, powered by a unflagging energy. This group of close musical friends turn Giannikou’s songs into engaging romps that have won them a spot with Carnegie Hall Musical Explorers Series, as well as performances at discerning venues and festivals such as Webster Hall, Irving Plaza, The Kennedy Center, The Jefferson Center, Celebrate Brooklyn, Jazz al Parque, St. Moritz Festival Da Jazz, and the Chicago World Music Festival.

...Read more at bandamagda.com


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