For some, Imam Baildi is the name of a tasty Greek dish featuring baked eggplant, stuffed with tomato, onion, and garlic (meat and cheese are optional). For lovers of Greek music, however, Imam Baildi has a whole different meaning, for it refers to none other than an innovative young band based in Athens, which performs remixed versions of classic Greek songs from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. Drawing heavily upon the style of music known as "rembetiko," which was known as the music of Greek migrants and the urban poor, the eight members of Imam Baildi have added samples and touches from a diverse range of musical styles from the Balkans and from the West, producing music that has earned the band recognition both within and beyond Greece. Having released two albums and having played close to 200 shows throughout Europe, the band is now ready for its first performances on U.S. soil, as it has been invited to play two showcases at SXSW in Austin next month, for which the band has launched a crowdfunding campaign in order to raise the funds to make it to Austin from Greece. Recently, Dialogos Radio had the opportunity to interview one of the founding members of Imam Baildi, Lysandros Falireas, in Athens, and this interview will air on this week's broadcast of Dialogos Radio, as part of a special broadcast that will also feature some of the band's music. Check out the broadcast this week on Dialogos Radio, Friday at 9 am online at www.kvrx.org!