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OKAN - Afro-Cuban roots and jazz


OKAN - Afro-Cuban roots and jazz

Axé WorldFest, Lula Music & Arts and Mercury Lounge present

Women-led contemporary Afro-Cuban roots and jazz OKAN

Taking their name from the word for heart or soul in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN leaders Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne fuse their Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, bravery and love.

Friday, November 15th
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

Tickets in advance at $12 // $20 at the door

*In partnership with Beau's All Natural*

Independent Music Award Winners in Jazz & World Music Categories and Rising Star Stingray Award Winners.
Embracing genres and roles that have historically been dominated by men, co-leaders, composers and multi-instrumentalists Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne bring a fresh perspective to Latin and world jazz fusion through their powerful vocals, incredible musicianship and potent lyrical content.

​Born in Havana, Cuba, Elizabeth Rodriguez is a classically trained violinist who served as concertmaster for Havana’s Youth Orchestra. Magdelys Savigne hails from Santiago de Cuba and graduated with honours in orchestral percussion from Havana’s University of the Arts.

Both are JUNO-nominees for their work with Battle of Santiago and Grammy-nominees and JUNO winners for their contributions to Jane Bunnett and Maqueque of which they are former members.

Presented with support from Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des arts du Canada and Ontario Creates

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