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Being Cuban Musicians in Canada

Thursday, September 20, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Mackintosh-Corry Hall
Room: D14
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Studies in National and International Development (SNID) Presents:  Elizabeth Rodriguez and Magdelys Savigne, Toronto 

Rodriguez and Savigne are Havana-trained musicians currently living and working in Toronto.  They are Grammy and Juno nominated artists who have toured North America and Europe.  Embracing genres and roles that have historically been dominated by men, composers and multi-instrumentalists Rodriguez and Savigne bring a fresh perspective to Latin and world jazz fusion.They will be interviewed by Dr. Freddy Monasterio (Cultural Studies PhD and DJ Efe Eme) about their experiences in Canada, Cuba and other musical worlds.  

Rodriguez and Savigne will perform with their group Okan, a 5-piece Afro Cuban jazz fusion ensemble, at the Grad Club Friday 21 September.  


Karen Dubinsky
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