OKAN “Women in Jazz Series” Sponsored by DIVA International

When:
November 14, 2020 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
2020-11-14T19:30:00-05:00
2020-11-14T22:00:00-05:00
Cost:
18

Taking their name from the word for heart in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, the women-led ensemble OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, courage and love.

Having recently worked with Bomba Estereo, Lido Pimienta and Bianca Gismonti, OKAN followed up on their Juno-nominated and Independent Music Award-winning debut album Sombras, with their sophomore release Espiral.

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 also Grammy-nominees for their contributions to Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, of which they are former members.

Elizabeth Rodriguez-Violin

Magdalys Savigne-Percussion

Roberto Riveron-Bass

Jeremy Ledbetter-Piano

Frank Martinez-Drums and Percussion

 

Listen to: “Espiral Official Video”          or             Live Espiral   

                                 

This performance is sponsored by DIVA INTERNATIONAL, makers of the Diva Cup,  for the” Women in Jazz Series”