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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

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 […]

10 September 2021 / Read

New single/video out today – Folk Radio UK feature

“With a new album in the pipeline, NY Times and BILLBOARD charting world music supergroup Sultans of String are releasing their brand-new single Mi Santuario on Sept 10, 2021. The song features the four core Sultans as well as an incredibly talented and inspiring special guest Juan Carlos Medrano, who co-wrote the music with the […]

7 September 2021 / Read

New weekly livestream kicks off Friday with new video/single!

Hi everyone, and I hope you have had a great summer! Sultans of String are excited to announce…  BACKSTAGE! Our new online Interview & Music series features guests from our Refuge and Sanctuary albums. Join us each Friday at Noon EST as we dive into the lives and the music of these fascinating artists, all […]

9 August 2021 / Read

This one song could change EVERYTHING for us

Hello friends! I am not a huge fan of public voting on contests, because I truly believe that everyone has a valuable artistic voice, and how can you judge one song or band against another? That being said, our Sultans of String collaboration song is one of ten finalists in the Summer Song contest run […]

5 August 2021 / Read

4 days left to help us reach our goal

Hello friends, I hope you are all well and staying safe! A huge thanks to everyone who has contributed so far to our fundraiser for our new album SANCTUARY. We are so grateful for your support! This is the most important and meaningful work of our career, and it is very timely. And for those […]

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Listen and shop

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

24 September 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 Leen Hamo 12:00pm. Tickets

01 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 Saskia Tompkins 12:00pm. Tickets

02 October 2021 Sultans of String Heartwood Music Hall Owen Sound, ON CA. 7:00pm. Tickets

08 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 Tara and Ahmed Moneka 12:00pm. Tickets

11-22 October 2021 For young audiences IPAY Youth CultureCrew 2021 Festival Online, US. Tickets

15 October 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. No actual tickets, simply tune in to our Livestream at Noon at https://www.facebook.com/sultansofstring 12:00pm. Tickets

16 October 2021 Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. Flato Markham Theatre and SOS present… Women of Song & Story: Featuring Amanda Martinez, Kellylee Evans, Mandy Harvey, Tamar Ilana & Yasmin Levy. 7:00pm. Tickets

16 October 2021 SOS Zoom Room Online, CA. Women of Song & Story: Featuring Amanda Martinez, Kellylee Evans, Mandy Harvey, Tamar Ilana & Yasmin Levy – In partnership with Flato Markham Theatre – will be performing with five remarkable and talented women, all with interesting stories to tell 7:00pm. Tickets

18-20 October 2021 OAPN Ohio Official Spotlight Showcase Cleveland, OH CA. Tickets

22 October 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. Livestream at Noon – Seventh episode of our new interview and music series. 12:00pm.

29 October 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. Livestream at Noon – Eighth episode of our new interview and music series. 12:00pm.

05 November 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. Livestream at Noon – Ninth episode of our new interview and music series. 12:00pm.

12 November 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. Livestream at Noon – Tenth episode of our new interview and music series. 12:00pm.

13 November 2021 Sultans of String Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St. Catharines, CA. Refuge – Sanctuary double CD Release! Tickets

19 November 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. Livestream at Noon – Eleventh episode of our new interview and music series. 12:00pm.

26 November 2021 Backstage with Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. Livestream at Noon – Twelfth episode of our new interview and music series. 12:00pm.

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

20 December 2021 Christmas Caravan Harmony Concerts Ottawa, ON CA. 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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