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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

27 November 2021 / Read

 Your 2021 Christmas Playlist and Tour and Tix Giveaway!

Hey friends, We are celebrating the season by giving away a pair of tix for each of the Sultans of String shows below, to you, our loyal subscribers, whom we love so much!  Simply email me to be entered in today’s draw, and please indicate THE DATE you are interested in (Scroll down below to […]

25 November 2021 / Read

Dr. Duke Redbird live in the Zoom Room at noon! And upcoming in-person shows

I can’t believe it!  We have our season finale of our BACKSTAGE Facebook Livestream today at 12 Noon EST. The last few months have flown by, and I have learned so much from our guests, and felt so much in my heart, including gratitude to all of you for your support and for joining us […]

18 November 2021 / Read

Christmas Caravan / Sanctuary December tour… and Backstage tomorrow!

hey friends, thanks for all who came out or tuned in for our CD release show last weekend! What a blast to be on stage again with real live musicians! If you have not heard our Sanctuary album yet, you can check it out here https://smarturl.it/SultansSanctuary And we are looking forward to our upcoming touring […]

11 November 2021 / Read

FREE LIVESTREAM CD RELEASE Tomorrow, (and Backstage today!)

This just in… FREE LIVESTREAM for our friends who are to far to join us in-person, you can watch our big CD RELEASE EXTRAVAGANZA live – for one night only. This is not a pre-tape, and it ain’t sticking around online either so set your alarm! This Saturday November 13 at 7:30 pm EST. There […]

4 November 2021 / Read

NEW CD, video, live Concert, and today’s Backstage!

Hello friends, TODAY IS THE DAY!  Sultans of String are officially releasing SANCTUARY, the highly anticipated followup to our album Refuge. This ambitious, diverse, inclusive and passionately artistic album puts our band face-to-face with a VIP roster of global ‘ambassadors’, some of whom are recent immigrants and refugees to Canada, as well as important Indigenous voices.  All are […]

28 October 2021 / Read

Today’s Backstage, Sanctuary Pre-order, new Video, and gigs!

Hello Friends! Hope you are well! Today’s instalment of Backstage features exceptional flautist Anh Phung from our Refuge album playing a couple songs live, nerding out on some cool looping tech, and talking about music. There are no actual tickets, simply join the Livestream at noon EST https://www.facebook.com/sultansofstring   And super fun news! SANCTUARY, our […]

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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

17 December 2021 Christmas Caravan Annapolis Symphony Annapolis, MD US. With special guests Rebecca Campbell and Tamar Ilana! 8:00pm. Tickets

19 December 2021 Sultans of String Sultans Zoom Room Online, CA. Livestream ZOOM concert featuring Rebecca Campbell, Fethi Nadjem, Donne Roberts and Yukiko Tsutsui, Saskia Tomkins, Kevin, Eddie, Drew, Chendy and more! 7:00pm. Tickets

20 December 2021 Christmas Caravan Harmony Concerts Ottawa, ON CA. Tix on sale! 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.

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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