Of all the vocal-driven ensembles in the world of contemporary music there is none as compelling or beckoning as Banda Magda.

In the music of this group there are many moving parts, but there is no doubt that its driving force is Magda Giannikou who is most often listed as having played accordion on stage or

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Comprised of members from across Morocco, but formed in New York, this collective is bringing the country’s gnawa sound to the Big Apple. But with features like that of “Bambro Koyo Ganda,” the standout cut

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This is FRESH AIR. I’m Terry Gross. You could almost say my guest, Fred Hersch, returned from the dead. He’s a jazz musician and composer who has had HIV for more than 30 years. The