Xenia Concerts presents in Partnership with TO Live: OKAN

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Xenia Concerts presents in Partnership with TO Live: OKAN

Join Xenia Concerts and Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble OKAN for a sensory-friendly concert!

When and where

Date and time

Location

Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre) 1 Front Street East Toronto, ON M5E 1B2 Canada

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Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 1 hour
  • Mobile eTicket

Featuring

OKAN

Concert Description

In partnership with TO Live, we are proud to present the women-led Afro-Cuban roots and jazz ensemble, OKAN! Taking their name from the word for heart or soul in the Afro-Cuban religion of Santeria, JUNO-Award winning OKAN fuses Afro-Cuban roots with jazz, folk and global rhythms in songs about immigration, courage and love. We promise that they will have you dancing in your chairs or on the dance floor, so get ready to move to the music!

This concert is designed to be autism- and neurodiversity-friendly, and Meridian Hall is a wheelchair accessible venue. Xenia Concerts welcomes all listeners.

Do you have a suggestion for how we can make our events more welcoming and accessible? Write to Executive and Artistic Director Rory McLeod at xeniaconcerts@gmail.com or call us at 416-927-1555.

Ticket Reimbursement

To eliminate financial barriers to attendance, we will refund your ticket when you arrive at the concert. If you wish to donate to Xenia Concerts, please select the "donation" option and enter the amount you would like to contribute.

Concert Features

  • All expressions welcome! Feel free to make noise, get up, or stim!
  • Wheelchair accessible venue
  • Gender-neutral, wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • Venue Guide
  • Accessible PDF concert programs and listening guide emailed before event
  • Fidget toys and noise-cancelling earmuffs can be provided upon request (please bring your own if you can)
  • Flexible seating and a separate area for breaks
  • Stretch breaks
  • Visual schedule

COVID Safety

  • To protect the health of immunocompromised attendees, we request that you wear a mask throughout the event
  • TO Live and Xenia Concerts staff are all fully vaccinated (at least two doses) and will wear masks throughout the event
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available
  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home

Thanks to our partners

TO Live and Hand Over Hand

Thanks to our funders

The Canada Council for the Arts, The Ontario Arts Council, The Toronto Arts Council, The Government of Canada, a donation in honour of the R.S. Williams & Sons Company Ltd., and Xenia Concerts donors.