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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, Hot Club 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

10 June 2021 / Read

Yes, a new album! Sanctuary

Hello friends, I am so excited to tell you about what we have been quietly working on behind the scenes here: 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 […]

7 June 2021 / Read

Free livestream Tonight @ 8 pm EDT

We are so very grateful for those who have been attending our Refuge Livestream concerts. It has been so wonderful for us to keep in touch with you through these difficult times.  And so to honour all of you, our friends, family and fans, we have a free show tonight! Tonight! Monday June 7 at […]

4 May 2021 / Read

Tix avail now – May 15 livestream, and some great news!

Hi all, I hope you are all okay and staying safe out there,,, We are so very grateful for those who have been attending our Livestream concerts. It has been so wonderful for us to keep in touch with you through these difficult times. For those who have not attended one of our Zoom shows […]

24 April 2021 / Read

Livestream Tonight – Benefit concert for Environmental Defence

CONCERT TONIGHT! Join Sultans of String tonight at 7:00 pm for a special Livestream concert, supporting Environmental Defence! We will be playing some of the new songs off our Refuge album, as well as a couple of our eco-favourites Luna and Sable Island… Joined by special guests Duke Redbird, Rebecca Campbell, and Tamar Ilana! TIX: […]

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 […]

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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

01 July 2021 Canada Day Pembroke! Online – Pembroke ON, ON CA. time tba

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

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

17 December 2021 Christmas Caravan Annapolis Symphony Annapolis, MD US.

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

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

09 April 2022 Edmunds Art Center Edmunds, WA US.

17 July 2022 Norwood Village Green Concerts Norwood, NY US.

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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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