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This multi-award-winning, 3x Juno-nominated and Billboard charting band creates “energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick, UK). For more than a decade, Sultans of String have thrilled audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Django-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms. The group celebrates musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity, with world rhythms that excite audiences to their feet!

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New album out now!

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Recent happenings

12 January 2023 / Read

NEW VIDEO ALERT with Northern Cree!

Hello friends, please enjoy this brand new full video! Nîmihito (Dance)” YouTube https://youtu.be/lICoyJlwh8s Stream it here https://sultansofstring.lnk.to/nimihito More info and pre-order full albums at this site https://igg.me/at/sultansCD “Nîmihito (Dance)” is a collaboration between 3x JUNO nominated, 4x CFMA winning Sultans of String and Northern Cree, a nine-time Grammy nominated pow wow and round dance group from Treaty 6 territory […]

16 December 2022 / Read

Massey Hall, Christmas Shows, Awards

Hello friends, a few items here as we head into the holiday :) 1- Massey Hall I got to cross another item off my bucket list, I got to play violin at Massey Hall last night with The Good Lovelies! (For our American friends, that is like our Carnegie Hall here in Toronto!). What a […]

30 November 2022 / Read

Christmas Caravan on our way, and feature film in Hamilton!

Hello friends, Christmas Caravan across Ontario! We hope you can join us this month as we ride the Christmas Caravan into town! We have so many fun special guests joining us on different shows including Rebecca Campbell, Marito Marques, Shannon Thunderbird, Saskia Tomkins, Donné Roberts, Kellylee Evans, Lynne Hanson, Kristine St-Pierre, Eric Breton, the usual […]

20 November 2022 / Read

Film tonight, and Christmas Caravan across Ontario!

Hello friends, I hope you are well and enjoying some snow where you are! Just a reminder about our film premiere tonight in Toronto, and then please come sing with us on our Christmas Caravan across Ontario starting NEXT WEEKEND! We have so many fun guests joining us over the next month including Rebecca Campbell, […]

14 November 2022 / Read

Film Screenings Toronto & Hamilton!

Dear friends so exited to share this with you – we made a movie! A real movie! NOW PLAYING! – Nov 20 TORONTO/ Dec 8 HAMILTON! Please check out our brand new trailer here! TORONTO: Sunday November 20 Doors at 6 pm, Film at 7 pm sharp. Tranzac Club Main Hall, 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7 […]

4 November 2022 / Read

Global Livestream TONIGHT! Friday 7:30 EST

Hello everyone!  Just a reminder that we have our free Livestream concert tonight! Plug into some nice speakers and enjoy the show, our gift to you! Combining elements of Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Turkish strings, and French Manouche Django-jazz, and a core musical vision that societies derive strength from diversity, and that common ground can […]

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Sanctuary

Refuge

O Canada

Christmas Caravan

10 – Ten Years of Music (vinyl)

Subcontinental Drift

Symphony!

Move

Yalla Yalla!

Luna

The Complete Collection

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Upcoming shows

05 February 2023 Sultans of String Hillside Inside Guelph, ON CA. with guests Saskia Tomkins and Andrew Collins! 1:30pm. Tickets

25 February 2023 Sultans of String Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival Toronto, ON CA. Taco Taco Back Room 8:00pm. Tickets

17 March 2023 Sultans of String Shelton Auditorium Shelton, WA US. 7:00pm. Tickets

18 March 2023 For young audiences Edmonds Center for the Arts Edmonds, WA US. 11:00am. Tickets

20 March 2023 Sultans of String Poncan Theatre Ponca City, OK US. 7:00pm. Tickets

23 March 2023 Sultans of String Fine Arts Center-Western NM University Silver City, NM US. 7:00pm. Tickets

25 March 2023 Sultans of String Payson Auditorium Payson, AZ US. 7:00pm. Tickets

27 March 2023 Sultans of String Performing Arts Center at Lake Havasu City Lake Havasu City, AZ US. 7:00pm. Tickets

28 March 2023 Sultans of String Mohave High School Auditorium Bullhead City, AZ US. 7:00pm. Tickets

30 March 2023 Sultans of String Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center Borrego Springs, CA US. 7:00pm. Tickets

01 April 2023 Feature Film: The Refuge Project Canadian Folk Music Awards Vancouver, CA. Special CFMA screening of our film Sultans of String: The Refuge Project – Visual Album 3:00pm. Tickets

14 April 2023 Refuge / Sanctuary First Presbyterian Church Lincoln, NE US. Education show – with special guests Majd Sekkar and Saskia Tomkins 1:30pm.

15 April 2023 Refuge / Sanctuary First Presbyterian Church Lincoln, NE US. with special guests Majd Sekkar and Saskia Tomkins 7:00pm. Tickets

12 May 2023 Sultans of String Marble Arts Centre Tweed, ON CA. 7:00pm. Tickets

13 May 2023 Sultans of String Bancroft Village Playhouse Bancroft, ON CA. 7:00pm. Tickets

14 May 2023 Sultans of String Bryan Jones Theatre – Lakefield College Lakefield, ON CA. 3:00pm. Tickets

26 May 2023 Sultans of String Brockville Arts Centre Brockville, ON CA. 7:30pm. Tickets

24 June 2023 Sultans of String Old Church Theatre Trenton, ON CA. Tickets

27 June 2023 Sultans of String Wasaga Beach Gazebo Wasage Beach, ON CA. 7:00pm.

28 September 2023 Walking Through the Fire Flato Markham Theatre Markham, ON CA. Live concert opening our Walking Through the Fire tour! With collaborators Marc Meriläinen, Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk, Shannon Thunderbird and many more to be announced! 8:00pm.

29 September 2023 Walking Through the Fire Stratford Symphony Orchestra Stratford, ON CA.

30 September 2023 Walking Through the Fire Niagara Symphony Orchestra St Catharines, ON CA.

01 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Niagara Symphony Orchestra St Catharines, ON CA. 12:00am.

03 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Brantford Symphony Orchestra ON, CA.

10 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Sudbury Performance Group Sudbury, ON CA. 7:00pm.

11 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Capital Centre North Bay, ON CA. 7:30pm.

13 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Geraldton Concert Series Geraldton, ON CA. 7:30pm.

14 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Sleeping Giant Folk Music Society Thunder Bay, ON CA. 7:30pm.

15 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Townshend Theatre Dryden, ON CA. 7:30pm.

16 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Sioux Hudson Entertainment Series Sioux Lookout, ON CA. 7:30pm.

17 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Red Lake Entertainment Series Red Lake, ON CA. 7:30pm.

18 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Lake of the Woods Concert Group Kenora, ON CA. 7:30pm.

19 October 2023 Walking Through the Fire Townshend Theatre Fort Frances, ON CA. 7:30pm.

12 November 2023 Walking Through the Fire Victoria Jubilee Hall Walkerton, ON CA. 2:00pm.

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Bands and programs

Refuge / Sanctuary Project

Addressing the struggles of life on Mother Earth has always inspired Toronto-based quintet, Sultans of String. On their visionary seventh album, Refuge, Sultans of String bring their unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration to bear on 13 songs that speak to the challenges facing the world’s displaced peoples–their stories, their songs, their persistence and their humanity.

Sultans of String
Full Band

Award-winning band the Sultans of String create “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine UK). Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, Sultans of String celebrate musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity.

With Anwar Khurshid

The Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid.

Duo Show

Sultans of String in duo format: Chris McKhool (violin) and Kevin Laliberté (guitar), the songwriters behind the music, take you on a musical journey around the world!

Symphony Show

The Sultans of String bring their fiery musicality to projects with symphony orchestras far and wide, in a program created in collaboration with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Artist in Residence and Community Ambassador Lucas Waldin.

Christmas Caravan Show

2015 JUNO Award nominees Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring originals, world music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night.

For young audiences

Sultans of String for young audiences.

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