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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, Gypsy-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 April 2021 / Read

CFMA Win Celebration Concert Tomorrow night! (Tuesday)

Hello friends, I am so thrilled and so very grateful, for Sunday I won Producer of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards with our Sultans of String Refuge album, along with co-producer John “Beetle” Bailey! It has been such a strange year, and in some ways I felt like COVID swallowed up this recording, […]

10 April 2021 / Read

Producers of the Year at the CFMAs with Refuge album!!

Oh gosh! John Bailey and I won Producers of the Year at the Canadian Folk Music Awards with our Refuge album!! Thanks a million to fellow band-members, Kevin Laliberte, Eddie Paton, Drew Birston, Rosendo Chendy Leon, and all the incredible collaborators on this epic record. And of course to fantastic co-producer John Bailey for his mad […]

8 April 2021 / Read

CFMAs, New Video, Upcoming Livestream Concerts

Hello friends, I hope you are all well and keeping safe out there. In the continued absence of any in-person gigs, we continue to do our part creating livestream content for you to enjoy in the safety of our own home! 1) First off – Thanks to all those who attended our livestream a couple […]

11 March 2021 / Read

JUNO Nomination! and March 21 Livestream to your home!

JUNO ALERT!!! They just announced a JUNO Awards nomination for Engineer of the Year today for our engineer extraordinaire and co-producer John Bailey with a track from our Sultans of String Refuge album! This was for work with our song The Grand Bazaar featuring Béla Fleck and Robi Botos/ We are so proud of John – his work is incredible […]

7 March 2021 / Read

Roots Music Canada – “the first truly moving piece of COVID art”

So grateful to Roots Music Canada for this review of our crowd-sourced video! >> With artists stuck at home these days struggling to make sense of a radically new normal, many are turning to the one thing you can do when everything else is on hold:  create. We’ve had a wonderful smorgasbord of new songs […]

4 March 2021 / Read

March 21 Livestream – World Music Artists create beautiful video, raise money for Food Bank

Hello! I hope you are all okay in this wacky world we are living in right now! I am very much looking forward to spring… and vaccines… and being able to see you all in person again… In the midst of it all, a year into this pandemic, we are continuing to do our best […]

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10 – Ten Years of Music (vinyl)

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Upcoming shows

24 April 2021 Environmental Defence Online, CA. Fundraiser/Awareness raising livestream with Environmental Defence against the proposed Hwy 413. With special guests Duke Redbird, Rebecca Campbell and Tamar Ilana! Tickets

09 July 2021 City of Cambridge – Celebration of the Arts Cambridge, ON CA.

17 July 2021 Old Church Theatre Trenton, ON CA. Whaaat? An actual in-person gig! Cool! Tickets

21 August 2021 Gravenhurst Opera House Gravenhurst, ON CA. 705-687-5550. Tickets

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

26 March 2022 Symphony show Buffalo Philharmonic Buffalo, NY US. Tickets

View past dates »

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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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