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 won a Juno and earned international acclaim from NPR, Songlines and OkayAfrica. The album debuted at #1 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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