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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

29 September 2022 / Read

Nov 4 Toronto CD release, Cannes, Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Hello friends, we are thrilled to announce that we are having a giant CD release party for our new album Sanctuary (The Refuge Project).  The best seats in the house are available here! 1 FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm Sanctuary (The Refuge Project) live CD release Jane Mallett Theatre St. Lawrence Centre for […]

16 September 2022 / Read

Refuge Project at Cannes World Film Festival! And Boston, Markham +

Hello friends!  I hope you are all well!  We have a few items in this newsletter 1] Refuge Project – Visual Album in the Cannes World Film Festival 2] Shows in Boston this weekend 3] Free tickets to Flato Markham Theatre Awards 4] Our Indigenous Collaborations project 1] We just received the amazing news that […]

10 September 2022 / Read

More Recording Fun! and USA Tour Schedule!

Hello friends, I hope you are all well :) Thanks to all who have contributed to our IndieGoGo campaign so far for our upcoming album of collaborations with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit artists across Turtle Island/Canada. We are so grateful for your support thus far! We’re making this album in the spirit of the TRC’s 94 Calls […]

13 August 2022 / Read

Show for adults, kids, and new album!

Thanks to the wonderful folks at Muskoka Chautauqua for the beautiful sold-out show last night. We cannot express how much joy we feel being able to perform for you all again, and this is an organization that understands the value of creating community through music, and continues through the weekend. Today at 4:00 PM our […]

5 August 2022 / Read

NEW VIDEO: Indigenous Collaborations Album in the works!

Hello! And I hope you have been having a great summer! Sultans of String are now embarking on the most ambitious and essential project of our career. We’re recording our ninth album, a beautiful collection of collaborations with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit artists across Turtle Island/Canada. And we would love your support – with your help […]

23 June 2022 / Read

Live in Mississauga, Backstage tomorrow, Fiddlefire Kids Shows, new video!

Hello friends, well it seems that the warm weather has brought the music business back with a roar for us touring musicians!  Check out full list of in-person dates including Mississauga, Fenelon Falls, Wasaga Beach, Trenton, and US dates below… For adults as well as kids… Backstage – Friday, June 24 Tomorrow, Friday, June 24 […]

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Listen and shop

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

14 October 2022 Sultans of String FMO – Folk Music Ontario Conference London, ON CA. Showcasing with special guest Saskia Tomkins! 10:50pm. Tickets

16 October 2022 Sultans of String FMO – Folk Music Ontario Conference London, ON CA. Playing one song as part of the FMO Awards showcase where we are up for Performer of the Year, and Song of the Year 1:00pm. Tickets

18 October 2022 Flato Markham Theatre Markham, ON CA. Playing a few songs and receiving an award at the Flato Markham Theatre awards night 7:00pm.

04 November 2022 Refuge / Sanctuary Jane Mallett Theatre Toronto, ON CA. Sanctuary (The Refuge Project) CD release at Festival of Arabic Music and Arts, with special guests: Leen Hamo – vocals, Padideh Ahrarnejad – tar, Majd Sekkar – clarinet, Donné Roberts – vocals and guitar, Tamar Ilana – vocals and dance, Naghmeh Farahmand – percussion, Saskia Tomkins – nyckelharpa Tickets

12 November 2022 Sultans of String Songs From the Wood House Concerts Deep Gap, NC US. 7:30pm. Tickets

13 November 2022 Sultans of String White Horse Black Mountain Black Mountain, NC US. double bill with BJ Leiderman 7:30pm. Tickets

15 November 2022 Sultans of String Washington County HS Auditorium Sandersville, GA US. 7:30pm.

17 November 2022 Sultans of String Schreier Theatre, Morgan City Auditorium Morgan City, LA US. 7:00pm. Tickets

26 November 2022 Christmas Caravan Harmony Centre Owen Sound, ON CA. With the Georgian Bay Concert Choir! 7:30pm. Tickets

27 November 2022 Refuge / Sanctuary Registry Theatre Kitchener, ON CA. 3:00pm. Tickets

04 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Gravenhurst Opera House Gravenhurst, ON CA. 2:30pm. Tickets

10 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St. Catharines, CA. With Niagara Symphony and special guests Rebecca Campbell, Shannon Thunderbird and the Laura Secord Secondary School Choir 7:30pm. Tickets

11 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Partridge Hall, FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre St. Catharines, CA. With Niagara Symphony and special guests Rebecca Campbell, Shannon Thunderbird and the Laura Secord Secondary School Choir 2:30pm. Tickets

15 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Willow Valley Cultural Center Willow Street, PA US. SOLD OUT! 7:00pm.

17 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Brookside Music Midland, ON CA. 7:00pm. Tickets

18 December 2022 Christmas Caravan The McMichael Gallery Kleinburg, ON CA. 2:00pm. Tickets

19 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Harmony Concerts Ottawa, ON CA. Algonquin Theatre with special guests Rebecca Campbell, Kellylee Evans, Donné Roberts, Lynne Hanson, Kristine St-Pierre! 7:00pm. Tickets

20 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Concert Hall at Victoria Hall Cobourg, ON CA. 7:00pm. Tickets

21 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Kingston Road Village Concert Series Toronto, ON CA. 7:00pm. Tickets

19 January 2023 Sultans of String SRSS Theatre Steinbach, MB CA. 7:30pm. Tickets

20 January 2023 Sultans of String Pinawa Community Centre Pinawa, MN CA. 7:30am. Tickets

21 January 2023 Sultans of String William Glesby Centre Portage la Prairie, MN CA. Tickets

View past dates »

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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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