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New awards/video, and Live streaming for kids and Sultans of String

Hello friends, I hope you are all okay and continuing to keep safe during this time.

As everything continues to transition online, I wanted to tell you about some initiatives I am a part of. Thanks for reading, with much gratitude and love from our families to yours!

SULTANS OF STRING – IMA winners
So grateful that Sultans of String and our Refuge CD are among the year’s winning music projects in The Independent Music Awards. This was truly a work of the heart, and we are so happy for these two awards, to give this project and all of our guest artists more visibility.
– Sultans of String – The Grand Bazaar (feat. Béla Fleck & Robi Botos) – Instrumental Song  – Watch the new video here https://youtu.be/VF8MvIc9qVM
– Chris McKhool and John “Beetle” Bailey – Sultans of String – Refuge – World Producer
Special shout out and thank you to band members Kevin Laliberte, Eddie Paton, Drew Birston, Rosendo ‘Chendy’ León, and to co-producer John Bailey! Together, we travelled from Jukasa Media Group on the Six Nations reserve to New York, Istanbul and beyond to craft the sound of this epic culture-spanning album.

SATURDAY MAY 2 – from 3:00 pm- midnight,
CHRIS MCKHOOL joins Sinai Live Fundraiser – Join the stream here.
Join your favourite streamers in the battle against COVID-19 at the #ChampionsOfSinai streamathon, Sinai Live. Watch your favourite celebrities, athletes, gamers and influencers live-stream and help support Sinai Health in the fight against COVID-19. I will make a brief shoutout on behalf of Sultans of String, celebrating heroes in our midst, including doctors, nurses, porters, cleaning staff, everyone on the front lines of this epidemic.

MONDAY MAY 4
CHRIS MCKHOOL joins Coalition Canada’s national Music Monday!! Join the stream at https://www.facebook.com/CoalitionCanadaCA/
Beginning at 9AM EST in Atlantic Canada, Music Monday will be streamed on Coalition Canada website, YouTube channel, and Facebook pages. My Chris McKhool kids sing along songs will likely be at the beginning and middle of the Ontario segment (1:30-2:30ish, ET).  The day-long broadcast will include a series of exciting regional broadcasts with live performances, interactive activities for kids of all ages, and an epic After-Party

TUESDAY MAY 5,  over lunch from 12:00 to 12:30 pm.
MCKHOOL & THE GANG kids sing along- Join the stream at https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMcKhoolKidsMusic
Live stream for kids, with me, my educator wife Catherine, and our secret underage puppeteer/backup singer.  Presented by Hamilton Arts Council (HAC) and raising funds for the Hamilton Artist Relief Fund, as COVID-19 presents extraordinary challenges for artists and arts organizations in Hamilton, with unprecedented loss of revenue from performances, community events, education and professional presentations.

TUESDAY MAY 12 from 2:00-2:30 pm.
SULTANS OF STRING Refuge online album launch. Join the stream  at https://www.facebook.com/cdnmusician
Chris McKhool live stream interview with Canadian Music Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Andrew King, featuring slides, video clips from our new project, and stories about how this exceptional album came to be. “Refuge is a fantastic, moving, dreamlike, epic, timely album.” – Ken Micallef (Jazz Times, Stereophile, Downbeat)

 

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 11:00-11:45 AM
MCKHOOL & THE GANG kids sing along- Join the stream at https://www.facebook.com/ChrisMcKhoolKidsMusic
Another super fun live stream for kids, with me, my educator wife Catherine, and our secret underage puppeteer/backup singer.Part of the #CANADAPERFORMS live stream series, launched by Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre, bringing music into your homes!