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Live shows, Backstage, Awards, Earth Day

Hello friends, It is so exciting that after two long years, it seems venues are opening up again here and there. I hope you continue to keep safe, and look forward to seeing you on the road!

In this issue:

1] BACKSTAGE tomorrow with Amchok Gompo tomorrow at noon EST
2] Performing Saturday with Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
3] Monday WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour in Lexington KY
4] International Songwriting Competition finalist
5] Earth Day fundraiser for Environmental Defence


Tomorrow, Friday March 4 at Noon EST, we have our f r e e  Friday livestream series BACKSTAGE, with exciting special guests from Sanctuary and Refuge Projects. This instalment features exceptional Tibetan-Canadian Amchok Gompo with live music and conversation. Amchok is a Tibetan Canadian artist who has performed internationally in over 37 countries. A singer/songwriter with traditional Tibetan instruments, his original performances are both inspiring and meditative. He has performed with Grammy-nominated artist Nawang Khechog and for the Dalai Lamas official visit to Canada. Much gratitude to Ontario Arts Council – Conseil des arts de l’Ontario for their support of this series! And coming up soon, episodes with Majd Sekkar (April 1) and Marc Meriläinen – NADJIWAN (April 8).

Here is the Facebook event

There are no actual tickets, simply join the Livestream at noon EST and hit refresh on your browser on our Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn or Twitter pages.



Yay! After two years of delays, it is finally happening this Saturday night! Sultans of String team up with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Ron Spigelman, – Groovy world music meets the grandeur of the #symphony!  If you are nearby, come join us!  If you are too far away, click on this fun video :)


So excited about this upcoming show March 28 with on WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, that airs on 537 radio stations from Australia to Ireland, on American Forces Radio Network twice each weekend in 177 nations, every military base and US Naval ship in the world, in millions of TV homes as a public TV series! And meeting Chontadelia too!  You can tune in here



Feeling very grateful that our song Mi Santuario with Juan Carlos Medrano Magallanes from our Sanctuary album has moved up the ranks and been selected as a finalist by the 2021 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) listening committee. With over 21,000 entrants, less than 1% of all entrants have been selected as finalists. This is a testament to the amazing musicianship of our collaborator Juan Carlos!  If you have not seen the video yet, check it out here



Advance tix for April 22 Earth Day fundraiser supporting Environmental Defence going on sale this week! This will be a spectacular online show featuring Dr. Duke Redbird, Padideh Ahrarnejad, Juan Carlos Medrano, Saskia Tomkins, Donne Roberts & Yukiko Tsutsui, and more!