Selected Press

"an ear-grabbing Afro-Cuban concoction for you from OKAN, a Toronto-based JUNO-nominated group that fuses jazz, folk and Cuban rhythms" – OkayAfrica

"OKAN craft jazzy, heady grooves informed by Afro-Cuban culture and a world of sound.” – Chicago Reader

"OKAN‘s vocal- and percussion-driven tracks evoke their homeland yet also reflect the vibrant Cuban-Canadian community.” – NOW Magazine

"the group masterfully combines Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz, trova, soul, Brazilian music and flamenco.” – World Music Central

"Espiral, the astonishing followup to their Juno-nominated 2019 debut, push[es] Latin jazz into new and unexpected territories...[Espiral is] lush and vibrant, urgent but specific and deeply intentional. -- CBC Music Fall Guide

  

"El discurso que proponen ambas cubanas bebe de la música folclórica (rumbas), la     música clásica, el jazz con chispazos del llamado world music." --Solar Latin Club.

  

"Rodriquez & Savigne hit the refresh button and blend the swing of jazz, the classic ... They move from fusion jazz, classic Cuban, roots Mexican with jazz swing, to a delightful originals by the two, rich in passion and harmonic invention...There are moments of breathtaking intensity and resolve". --Bill King Newstalk1010 & 1010 CFRB.