OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, courage and love. Taking their name from the word for heart in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN is led by the Cuban-born, Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominated violinist Elizabeth Rodriguez and percussionist Magdelys Savigne Having recently worked with Bomba Estereo, Lido Pimienta, and Dayme Arocena, OKAN’s sophomore release Espiral was awarded the Canadian Juno and earned international acclaim from NPR, Songlines and OkayAfrica. The album debuted at the number one position on !Earshot International charts and was included in CBC Music's top 20 and NPR's top 10 Alt Latino's albums of the year.

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Events featuring OKAN

Mar 16, 2023
11:00pm — 11:40pm
Mar 17, 2023
9:00pm — 9:40pm
Presented by
Folk Alliance International
Toronto, ON, CANADA
Professional Connections
OKAN is seeking the following:
  • Management
  • Booking Agent - US
  • Booking Agent - UK/Europe
  • Booking Agent - Worldwide