Qilo Stories: Okai

Brooklyn-born Haitian-American drummer Okai finds a wide variety of genres to employ his drumming techniques.  From Afro-Latin beat sessions, to accompanying modern dance performances in black box theaters, to laying down sets with house/techno DJ's in NY’s iconic nightclub Le Bain, this is a man who lives and breathes rhythm. 

His latest project “Strings n Skins” features the duet pairing of Okai and Latin Grammy Award Winner violinist Luisa Bastidas. They celebrate their Caribbean, Latin American and African  heritage through the dynamic and explosive blend of  the violin and the djembe.