Winners of a Stingray Rising Star Award, OKAN's debut EP Laberinto earned independent music awards in both the world music and jazz categories. Their first full length recording Sombras was nominated for both a Juno and Independent music award.
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.