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OKAN! Presented by BuckingJam Palace

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bring your dancing shoes to cSPACE Marda Loop as BJP heads out of the house for a vibrant evening of music.

OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration courage and love. This women-led ensemble takes its name from the word for heart in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria. Winner of the 2021 JUNO award for World Music Album of the Year, OKAN expresses its rich Cuban roots with confidence and creativity under the leadership Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne.

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.

More info here: https://buckingjampalace.com/event/okan/


March 2
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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cSPACE Marda Loop
1721 29 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2T 1P5 Canada
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