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Thursday, March 7
7:00 PM
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Kuumbwa Jazz Presents


6:00 PM
All Ages
ADVANCE TICKETS HAVE ENDED. Masks are welcome. Please click the 'Plan Your Visit' button above for more information. Thank you!

Dinner Special:
Black Cod with Miso Sauce
House Salad & Baguette
*meat & veggie chili will be available to order at the counter


Fusing Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, resistance, and love, OKAN takes their name from the word for ‘heart’ in their Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria. With vocals in Spanish, English, and Spanglish, OKAN is led by the Cuban-born violinist/vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez and percussionist/vocalist Magdelys Savigne (both of whom are Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominees).

Passionate advocates for freedom of expression, queer rights and gender equality, OKAN has gained a reputation for their powerful live performances, which showcase their incredible harmonies, virtuosic musicianship, potent lyrics as well as an unfailing ability to connect with audiences on a deep emotional level. Part of the next wave of Cuban women composers and multi-instrumentalists, Rodriguez and Savigne bring a fresh perspective to Latin and world jazz fusion.

OKAN Website
Sponsored by Ten Jazz Gals
(Ticket Includes 5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax)


Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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