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Nov 13 In-Person show of the year… Today’s Backstage… Surprise for teachers!

Okay so remember almost two years ago when we were going to tour the world with our live Refuge show? And then everything changed… and since then we made our companion album Sanctuary…  So we are having a world debut, double CD release extravaganza on November 13 with guests from BOTH albums!  It is going to be mind blowingly amazing, and it will be in a jewel of a theatre in St Catharines, just next to Canada’s prettiest city Niagara-on-the-Lake (make a day trip out of it!)

And just for our fans here we have a discount code that gets you $10 off the regular price :)

November 13 at 7:30 pm
Sultans of String presented by Bravo Niagara! Voices of Freedom
Double CD release of ‘Refuge’ and ‘Sanctuary
FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON, Canada, L2R 3M2
Tickets   (Use SOSVIP when choosing tix to receive $10 off!)

This special concert and multimedia extravaganza features live performances, guest appearances, spoken word, and video exclusives. It’s gonna be a party!!!

Sultans of String:
Chris McKhool – violin, Kevin Laliberté – guitar, Drew Birston – bass

Featuring guests:
Tamar Ilana – vocals, flamenco dance
Robi Botos – piano
Donné Roberts – guitar, vocals
Leen Hamo – vocals
Juan Carlos Medrano – percussion, gaita, vicals
Rosendo “Chendy” Leon – percussion
Waleed Abdulhamid – vocals
Ifrah Mansour – spoken word
Duke Redbird – spoken word
Edmar Castaneda – harp

Internationally awarded and honoured Canadian band Sultans of String collaborates with over 30 musicians on Sanctuary, and Refuge. Addressing the struggles of life on Mother Earth has always inspired Sultans of String. On their visionary seventh and eighth albums, they bring their unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration to bear on 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 group immerses themselves in the plight of the international refugee, and the humanitarian response that should greet everyone in search of a home.

AND our Backstage today!

Our BACKSTAGE interview and music series continues today, Fri. Oct 22, featuring exceptional Juno Award winning pianist Robi Botos, with live playing, conversation about music, and his journey to Canada from Hungary.  He is unbelievable.

There are no actual tickets, simply join the Livestream at 12 noon EST at

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AND a note to TEACHERS! 50% OFF!

We LOVE doing virtual performances for schools, and thanks to Ontario Arts Council, MASC is able to offer our Chris McKhool and Sultans of String Livestream concerts with a 50% discount (while supplies last, lol) so please don’t delay – RESERVE TODAY by emailing and include “Arts Across Ontario” in the subject line!  This is a collaborative performance with many of the guests from Refuge and Sanctuary!