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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

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 […]

31 May 2022 / Read

Toronto, Kitchener, and Backstage this Friday!

Hello friends, we are getting pretty excited about these live in-person shows coming up!  We started rehearsing, and wow, what an amazing feeling to be able to create together, and spread some joy through the shared language of music! We look forward to seeing you soon :) TORONTO THIS SAT JUNE 4 at 8PM… 3x […]

24 May 2022 / Read

Live shows Toronto, Kitchener, Mississauga, Wasaga, Trenton, Muskoka and beyond!

Wow!  Live music is BACK! and so excited for our gigs over the next few weeks!  First stop … Toronto Sat June 4, 8pm… 3x JUNO nominees/Billboard charting SULTANS OF STRING are closing out Acoustic Harvest’s 24th season with a spectacular concert showcasing some classic tunes. Joining us on stage is the exceptional guest artist […]

7 May 2022 / Read

LIVE concerts for adults & kids, school shows, and Backstage!

We are so excited, after more than two years, we get to perform for you LIVE IN PERSON again! MAY 15 in Kleinburg ON – FiddleFire! Kids Show Really looking forward to performing at one of the most special places in the GTA, the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg! It has it all, gorgeous Canadian art, […]

19 April 2022 / Read

Earth Day concert, Backstage, and new video

Hello all!  I hope you are all well and keeping safe! 1] We have our next edition of BACKSTAGE this Friday, April 22 at noon featuring exceptional multi-instrumentalist Demetrios Petsalakis with live music and conversation. Hailing from Athens Greece, Demetri performs in a variety of styles with a focus on Greek and Middle Eastern lutes. Influenced […]

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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

12 August 2022 Sultans of String Muskoka Chautauqua Windermere, ON CA. Reserve your free tix in advance! Tickets

21 August 2022 Sultans of String Union Summer Toronto, ON CA. Free show with Saskia Tomkins 12:00pm. Tickets

08 September 2022 Sultans of String Olney Central College Theater Olney, IL US. 7:00pm.

10 September 2022 Sultans of String Orlin Trapp Auditorium Waukegan, IL US. 7:30pm.

11 September 2022 Sultans of String Paramount Theatre Cedar Rapids, IA US. 2:30pm.

13 September 2022 Sultans of String Minot State University Minot, ND US. 7:30pm.

15 September 2022 Sultans of String Anoka Senior High School Anoka, MN US. 7:30pm.

17 September 2022 Refuge / Sanctuary Ontario Contact Orillia, ON CA. Pitch session – Sanctuary (The Refuge Project)

20 September 2022 Sultans of String The BYZANTIUM Harwood, MD US. 7:30pm.

21 September 2022 Sultans of String Madden Auditorium Seaford, DE US. 7:30pm.

22 September 2022 Sultans of String The BYZANTIUM Severna Park, MD US. 7:30pm.

24 September 2022 Refuge / Sanctuary Roxbury Community College Boston, MA US. 2:30pm. Tickets

25 September 2022 Refuge / Sanctuary Extended Play Sessions Boston, MA US. Tickets

22 October 2022 Sultans of String Venue tba Grants Pass, OR US. 3:00pm.

25 October 2022 Sultans of String Venue tba Elko, NV US. 7:00pm.

04 November 2022 Refuge / Sanctuary Toronto – Sanctuary (the Refuge Project) live concert Toronto, ON CA. Details TBA

12 November 2022 Sultans of String Extended Play Sessions Boston, MA 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 Venue tba Sandersville, GA US. 7:30pm.

17 November 2022 Sultans of String Venue tba Morgan City, LA US. 7:00pm.

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. 7:00pm.

16 December 2022 Christmas Caravan Brookside Music Midland, ON CA.

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

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.

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

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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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