Nov 4 Toronto CD release, Cannes, Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Hello friends, we are thrilled to announce that we are having a giant online CD release party for our new album Sanctuary (The Refuge Project). The best seats in the house are in your own home!
Livestream – FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Combining elements of Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Turkish strings, and French Manouche Django-jazz, and a core musical vision that societies derive strength from diversity, and that common ground can be found amidst one’s differences Sultans of String come together with artists from the Canadian Arabic Orchestra and around the globe with a unique mosaic of melody, vocals and strings.
There are no actual tickets, simply join the Livestream at 7:30 pm EST at:
Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/840358927118678
Sultans of String with special guests:
Leen Hamo – vocals
Padideh Ahrarnejad – tar
Majd Sekkar – clarinet
Donné Roberts Music – vocals and guitar
Tamar Ilana – vocals and dance
Naghmeh Farahmand – percussion
Saskia Tomkins – nyckelharpa
Combining elements of Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, Turkish strings, and French Manouche Django-jazz, and a core musical vision that societies derive strength from diversity, BILLBOARD-charting Sultans of String come together with artists from around the globe with a unique mosaic of melody, vocals and strings. All are masters of world music that tell the story of how to communicate with others through the global language of music.
Part of the Canadian Arabic Orchestra Festival of Arabic Music & Arts – FAMA!
And super fun news, apparently we won BEST MUSICAL FILM in the monthly contest portion of the Cannes World Film Festival with our Sultans of String: The Refuge Project – Visual Album. This means that our film goes on to the selection committee for screening in Cannes in 2023!
We are so honoured to be able to amplify the personal stories of so many fantastic musicians in our midst, many of whom have come to Canada and the US as refugees and new immigrants, as well as essential Indigenous voices. Thanks to all of you for sharing your journey! You can here the music here https://tinyurl.com/sos-spotify
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation occurs each year on September 30. This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and the resiliency of their communities. We encourage everyone to take the time on this day—and all days—to acknowledge and better understand the history and harms done, explore the vast learning resources available, donate to and support important related causes and organizations, and participate in programs created and led by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit organizers.
Culture Days has set September 30, 2022 aside to create space exclusively for events organized to commemorate the NDTR, including those aimed at sharing First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit experiences and perspectives and uplifting the creative and cultural expressions of Indigenous people and communities.
Culture Days website: https://culturedays.ca/en/resources/truth-and-reconciliation