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OKAN

January 18 @ 2:00 pm EST

Taking their name from the word for “heart and soul” in the
Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, Toronto-based OKAN fuses
Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs
about immigration, bravery and love. 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 powerful harmonies, incredible musicianship
and potent lyrical content. Born in Cuba, both members of OKAN
are Juno-nominated for their work with Battle of Santiago and
Grammy-nominated for their contributions to Jane Bunnett and
Maqueque of which they are former members. Backed by some
of the finest jazz musicians in Canada, the duo launched their
debut full-length recording in 2019.

This performance is made possible by the generous support
of Canada Council of the Arts, Alberta Foundation for the Arts,
Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta and Prairie Debut

Sale Dates and Times:
Public Onsale : Mon, 12 Aug 2019 at 10:00 AM

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Venue

Arden Theatre
5 St. Anne Street
Saint Albert, T8N 3Z9 CA
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