background image band band logo

single default

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 to bring people together to see our common humanity, bringing people together in a celebration of music and culture… leading us to our…

1) March 21 Sultans of String Zoom concert 

In this concert and multimedia Livestream as we celebrate our amazing collaborators, with live performances, guest appearances, spoken word, conversation and video exclusives by Sultans of String along with these incredible collaborators:

• Ahmed Moneka • Amir Amiri  • Anh Phung
• Anwar Khurshid  • Donné Roberts • Dr. Duke Redbird  • Fethi Nadjem
• Ifrah Mansour • Robi Botos  • Tamar Ilana • Yukiko Tsutsui

Internationally awarded and honoured Canadian band Sultans of String collaborates with over 30 musicians on Refuge, “a fantastic, moving, dreamlike, epic, timely album.” – Ken Micallef (Jazz Times, Stereophile, Downbeat).

Addressing the struggles of life on Mother Earth has always inspired Sultans of String. On this visionary seventh album, Refuge, they 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.

Joined by an international cast, some of whom are recent immigrants to North America, the celebrated quintet immerses themselves in the plight of the international refugee, and the humanitarian response that should greet everyone in search of a home.

We are asking for a $5 minimum donation. 100% of your admission fee goes to the Burlington Food Bank, a place where anyone from Burlington can receive help with putting food on their table.

This project us generously supported by the City of Burlington Arts & Culture Fund.


“Sultans of String are still ground-breaking after all the decades. The music is of-this-moment, our moment. It is a tonic, fresh air, in the midst of all that has separated us.”

“This was the best Zoom – online show I have seen. The setting and production values were excellent. It was obvious that time was taken to ensure us of a completely professional concert. Loved the music”

“Wow! What a special evening of song, storytelling, dance and palpable heart-sharing!  moved by having so much artistry connected in a “zoom-room”….just wow….what a joy!🎶🎸🎵🎻💃”

2)  New Video!

We are celebrating this concert with the release our new video, set to our song Summer in Tehranto, that features Amir Amiri, Naghmeh Farahmand, Demetrios Petsalakis, Mehmet Akatay, and Gundem Yayli Grubu, as well as cameo appearances by many more of our collaborators speaking about the project!