Taking their name from the word for heart or soul in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, OKAN leaders Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne fuse their Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, bravery and love.
Jubilant, authentic, and full of charm: Patricia Cano bridges cultures like few can. Raised in Sudbury Ontario, Patricia Cano blends her Peruvian-Canadian heritage with a smorgasbord of influences ranging from salsa, bossa nova, and beyond. She has travelled the world singing “Cree Cabaret” alongside Canada's Cree playwright/author/composer extraordinaire, Tomson Highway. In 2017, Patricia won the Toronto Theatre Critics Award for best Actress in a Musical for her performance Tomson Highway's one-woman musical, The (Post) Mistress.
a collaboration by NAC Presents, Lula Music and Arts Centre & Axé WorldFest