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Hello Friends, we just wanted to share that two of our songs from our Sultans of String album Christmas Caravan landed on the GRAMMY® Ballot on Sept 25!
We will be performing these songs live on our Nov/Dec Christmas tour, and tickets are now on sale at http://sultansofstring.com/calendar/
Special guests along the way this year include Lynn Miles, Ken Whiteley, Kellylee Evans, Tamar Ilana, Kristine St-Pierre, Twin Flames, Shannon Thunderbird, Donné Roberts, and of course Rebecca Campbell!
We’re really proud of these two songs on the GRAMMY® ballot, which are collaborations with incredible artists, and if you’re a member of the Recording Academy, please check them out, and hope you enjoy listening to these songs as much as we enjoyed creating them!
• SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK (GRAMMY winning, all-woman, African-American a cappella group);
• Cameroon’s RICHARD BONA (One of world’s greatest bass players, toured with Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock);
Category 1: Best American Roots Performance
Song: CELEBRATE THE HOLYDAYS
Artist: Sultans of String, Sweet Honey in the Rock
Hear/See it on Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/yxhg72ut
Category 2: Best American Roots Song
Song: SING FOR KWANZAA
Artist: Sultans of String, Richard Bona, Chris McKhool
Hear/See it on Youtube: https://tinyurl.com/yy2vdsyp
This follows our great trajectory with this album that hit Billboard World Music Charts for three weeks, and was featured in the New York Times Christmas Hits List!
Christmas Caravan takes listeners on a world music tour. 3-time JUNO nominees and 3-time CFMA winning ambassadors of musical diversity Sultans of String have expanded the traditional notion of Christmas music with their new, genre-hopping disc, CHRISTMAS CARAVAN, injecting it with new-found energy and non-traditional sounds. Recorded and co-produced with JUNO Award winning engineer John ‘”Beetle” Bailey, this isn’t your typical holiday album. You may recognize a few titles, but you’ve never experienced seasonal music quite like this before.
“An amazing world beat Christmas where even the tried and true is taken to such new and amazing lengths. Very hot stuff clearly made to chase the cold winter away” MIDWEST RECORD, USA