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Hello friends, we just released our new Sultans of String single “Hurricane” from our upcoming Refuge album, which is an ode to the first immigrants to North America. You can hear it here https://orcd.co/hurricane_sos This song honours the many who came to the New World planning to work hard, and save up enough to bring their loved ones over. Sometimes it didn’t work out, and partners would pass away before they had the chance to be reunited. Other stories have a happier ending. This is a journey that has repeated many times, right up to the present day, with some of the guest performers on our Refuge project saving up to sponsor their parents to come join them. We sing this song for our parents, our grandparents, and for all those who travel great distances at extreme risk, to make new lives for themselves and their children, and parents.
We continue with shows in Geraldton and Cobalt ON this week as we enter the second week of our Northern Ontario tour, for kids and for the usual adult crowd, follow us on this 5000 km trip through Ontario!
And then later this month a very exciting CD release tour of the US Midwest with one of our exceptional guests from the album, sitar virtuoso Anwar Khurshid, and also Somali-American refugee poet Ifrah Mansour joining us for our Minneapolis release.
And a reminder on May 22 in Toronto – the CD Release concert of a lifetime, the World Music WOODSTOCK of Toronto! Join us for an unforgettable evening with 15 special guests and counting… come and discover new sounds and artists, and be part of a historic concert, to be filmed for a future TV special!
SULTANS OF STRING – Refuge CD release
FRIDAY MAY 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM, Trinity-St Paul’s Centre
Special guests in this live concert include: Amir Amiri – Anh Phung – Anwar Khurshid – Demetrios Petsalakis – Donné Roberts – Duke Redbird – Fethi Nadjem – Ifrah Mansour – Imad Al Taha – Majd Sekkar – Naghmeh Farahmand – Robi Botos – Selcuk Suna – Twin Flames – Waleed Abdulhamid … and more TBA!
Sultans of String are donating a dollar from each ticket sold to the UN Refugee Agency, as well as having a donation box and info available at the venue. They have raised over $8000 this year, to help provide medical supplies and attention, clean water, and shelter to some of the 70 million displaced people around the globe.
Thanks and see you on the road!
With lots of love from Chris and Sultans of String!