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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

21 October 2021 / Read

Nov 13 In-Person show of the year… Today’s Backstage… Surprise for teachers!

Okay so remember almost two years ago when we were going to tour the world with our live Refuge show? And then everything changed… and since then we made our companion album Sanctuary…  So we are having a world debut, double CD release extravaganza on November 13 with guests from BOTH albums!  It is going to […]

15 October 2021 / Read

New Video, today on Backstage, and Concert tomorrow!

Hello everyone, and happy Friday! We are excited to share our new video with you, the single #2 off our upcoming album Sanctuary. Check out the article and video at this link. Trust me, you are going to want to watch this one! https://tinnitist.com/2021/10/14/sultans-of-string-hit-the-bullseye-with-bang-bang-my-baby-shot-me-down/ AND Today we continue on Backstage, our new interview and music series […]

7 October 2021 / Read

Coolest livestream EVER – Women of Song & Story

Hi there! I hope you are all well :)   Please join us for this super cool Livestream we are presenting next Saturday Oct 16 at 7:00 pm EDT   Women of Song & Story 5 TALENTED WOMEN WITH INCREDIBLE SONGS TO SHARE – full bios below. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ★ Juno Award winner Kellylee Evans ★  America’s […]

29 September 2021 / Read

Backstage today (Friday), and upcoming gigs!

Hi all! Super excited about today’s BACKSTAGE, our new interview and music series with Sultans of String and exciting special guests each Friday at noon EST from Sanctuary (the Refuge Project). This fourth instalment features exceptional artist Saskia Tomkins, where we will launch the song and video we recorded together for our upcoming Sanctuary album, […]

23 September 2021 / Read

Backstage Live tomorrow, and upcoming gigs!

Hello everyone! Tomorrow (friday) at Noon EST we have our third edition of BACKSTAGE with Sultans of String and super special guest Leen Hamo. Leen is a Toronto-based Syrian artist, musician, singer and violin player. She started her music education at the age of 10 at the “Arabic Musical Institute” in Aleppo-Syria, and her musical […]

16 September 2021 / Read

Backstage Live tomorrow, and upcoming Real Gigs!

Hi there, I hope you are all well, and lots to tell you about today :) 1) Tomorrow (friday) at Noon EST we have our second edition of BACKSTAGE with Sultans of String and super special guest Padideh Ahrarnejad on and instrument called the Tar! Padideh is a graduate of the Tehran Art Music School […]

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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

29 October 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. No actual tickets, simply tune in to our Livestream at Noon EST at https://www.facebook.com/sultansofstring – New episode of our new interview and music series with Anh Phung 12:00pm.

05 November 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. No actual tickets, simply tune in to our Livestream at Noon EST at https://www.facebook.com/sultansofstring – New episode of our new interview and music series with Donné Roberts & Yukiko Tsutsui 12:00pm.

06 November 2021 St. Andrew’s United Church Chatham, ON CA. With special guest Saskia Tomkins on nyckelharpa! 7:00pm. Tickets

12 November 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. No actual tickets, simply tune in to our Livestream at Noon EST at https://www.facebook.com/sultansofstring – New episode of our new interview and music series with Tamar Ilana 12:00pm.

13 November 2021 Sultans of String Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St. Catharines, CA. Refuge – Sanctuary double CD Release! Sultans of String along with Tamar Ilana, Robi Botos, Donné Roberts, Leen Hamo, Juan Carlos Medrano, Rosendo “Chendy” Leon, Waleed Abdulhamid, Ifrah Mansour, Duke Redbird, Edmar Castaneda and more! 7:30pm. Tickets

19 November 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. No actual tickets, simply tune in to our Livestream at Noon EST at https://www.facebook.com/sultansofstring – New episode of our new interview and music series with Amir Amiri 12:00pm.

26 November 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. No actual tickets, simply tune in to our Livestream at Noon EST at https://www.facebook.com/sultansofstring – New episode of our new interview and music series with Duke Redbird 12:00pm.

03 December 2021 Christmas Caravan Collingwood TBA Collingwood, ON CA. More TBA!

04 December 2021 Refuge / Sanctuary Collingwood TBA Collingwood, ON CA. More TBA soon!

17 December 2021 Christmas Caravan Annapolis Symphony Annapolis, MD US. 8:00pm. Tickets

20 December 2021 Christmas Caravan Harmony Concerts Ottawa, ON CA. Tix on sale soon! with special guests Rebecca Campbell, Kellylee Evans, Donné Roberts, Lynne Hanson, Kristen St-Pierre! 7:00pm. Tickets

21 March 2022 Sultans of String Lebanon, PA Online, US.

26 March 2022 Symphony show Buffalo Philharmonic Buffalo, NY US. 7:30pm. Tickets

29 March 2022 Sultans of String tba (Kendallville, IN) Kendallville, IN US.

09 April 2022 Sultans of String Edmunds Art Center Edmunds, WA US. 8:00pm.

17 July 2022 Sultans of String Norwood Village Green Concerts Norwood, NY US. 7:00pm.

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Bands and programs

Refuge 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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