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Come prepared to dance at the most joyful show in town!

Date & Time

November 17, 20238:00pm - 9:00pm Add to calendar


Main Stage at Surrey Arts Centre 13750 88 Ave

Need a show where the whole mood is glee? Then OKAN we say we have the perfect night out for you! OKAN are violinist and vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez and percussionist and vocalist Magdelys Savigne. Together, these Grammy and Latin-Grammy nominees are the perfect powerhouse duo—and their uplifting energy is contagious! Accompanied by a three-piece band for this Main Stage show, OKAN will dazzle the Surrey audience with a fun interactive performance jam-packed with high-energy Afro-Cuban jazz, stories, and dance. Like a breath of talented fresh air, this show is sure to be a full experience you will remember for years to come!


About OKAN

Fusing Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk, and global rhythms, 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 Cuban-born violinist and vocalist Elizabeth Rodriguez and percussionist and vocalist Magdelys Savigne, both 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.

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.  

OKAN have performed at events and festivals all over North America including the Folk Alliance International, Mundial Montreal, and Toronto Jazz, to name just a few. Their new album, Okantomi, will be released in the fall of 2023.