Lula World, 2020CD
Instrument: Female Vocals

Issue: 26.3

Jazz Ruler Type: Latin
O's Jazz Ruler

Performance: 4
Performance Chart

Sound: 3
Sound Chart

Score: 78
Score Chart

O’s Notes: OKAN is the word for soul or heart in the Santeria religion. It is a fitting name for this Afro-Cuban, woman-led ensemble. Drummer/Percussionist Magdelys Savigne and violinist Elizabeth Rodriguez are the leaders. They sing beautiful, classic & original jazz and Cuban ballads with heart felt passion in Spanish and English. We hope to see them touring post-pandemic. For Espiral, the reimagined “Besame Mucho”, “Boundaries” and the spirited rap from Telmary Diaz on “Mercedes” are a few examples of their vibrant style.