OKAN + Guaracha y Son: A Night of Cuban Jazz and Son

OKAN + Guaracha y Son - A night of Cuban Jazz and SonWHEN: WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 2018 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: SMALL WORLD MUSIC CENTRE: 180 Shaw Street, Studio 101, Toronto
TICKETS: $10 ADV / $15 DOOR – BUY TICKETS

OKAN – Blending jazz, Afro-Cuban and classical forms with world rhythms, OKAN takes inspiration from the roots of Cuban music and contributes to the contemporary evolution of these powerful traditions in a global context. 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 Cuban music 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. Hailing from Santiago de Cuba, drummer/percussionist Magdelys Savigne graduated with honours in orchestral percussion from Havana’s University of The Arts. Since moving to Canada both artists have worked and toured extensively with JUNO-winning & GRAMMY-nominated ensemble, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, as well as Bill King, The Battle of Santiago, and Toronto’s top timba and salsa ensembles.

GUARACHA Y SON – Led by bassist Roberto Riveron and tres player and vocalist Pablosky Rosales, this soulful all-Cuban, Toronto-based quartet performs classic son montuno, guaracha, boleros, changüí and guajira from the 30s to 60s alongside original compositions. ??Members of the group have co-founded or toured with legendary ensembles such as Cubanismo, Kimax and Sierra Maestra.

Presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre

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