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Hi everyone! To help make your Friday afternoon a little more fun – check out this new video with our awesome collaborator Crystal Shawanda!


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“The Rez” is a collaboration between 2x JUNO Award winning blues and country music artist Crystal Shawanda and 3x JUNO nominated, 6x CFMA winning Sultans of String. Crystal is an Ojibwe Potawatomi Indigenous singer, born in Wiikwemkoong First Nation on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, is also decorated with multiple Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards, Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, a CCMA, a Canadian Radio Music Award, and too many JUNO nominations to list.
“I’m very proud of my roots, proud to be a ‘Rez kid’, Crystal says. “I grew up around intergenerational trauma, but that’s not all I remember. I can’t speak for everyone’s experience, but in mine I remember my beautiful family that surrounded me with love and showed me that laughter, like music can be medicine. I remember my community, so resilient and strong. We have all been through so much, but we’re still here. My roots, ‘The Rez’ is very much a part of who I am as an artist and person.”


We love the summer! Coming up in a couple weeks are shows in Bobcaygeon (kids and adults), and Midland Ontario (a Refuge show with Alberto, Tamar, Majd and Saskia)

And if you are anywhere near Guelph this weekend, we look forward to seeing you at Hillside Festival!  Tonight is a bit more of a workshop format with Sultans of String along with Saskia Tomkins, Rebecca Campbell, and Amanda Martinez sitting in.  Then tomorrow we add Cuban percussionist Alberto Suarez and mandolin extraordinaire Andrew Collins to the mix!



And a reminder that tickets are now on sale for our fall tour – reserve now for the best seats!

Toronto music lovers, it is TOTALLY worth the drive to Markham for our WORLD PREMIERE on Sept 28 at Flato Markham Theatre. We will be filming it and the show probably end up in a movie down the line (cue music: you oughta be in pictures…)

Walking Through the Fire is a musical concert and multimedia experience unlike any other. From Métis fiddling to an East Coast Kitchen Party, rumba to rock, to the drumming of the Pacific Northwest, experience the beauty and diversity of music from Turtle Island with Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk of the Métis Fiddler Quartet, Ojibwe/Finnish Singer-Songwriter Marc Meriläinen (Nadjiwan), Coast Tsm’syen Singer-Songwriter Shannon Thunderbird, Mi’kmaw Fingerstyle Guitarist Don Ross, Dene Singer-songwriter Leela Gilday, and The North Sound from the prairies, performing on stage, as well as virtual guests on the big screen, including Dr. Duke Redbird, the Northern Cree pow wow group, Kendra Tagoona/ Tracy Sarazin singing in Inuktitut, and more!

Sep 28 – Flato Markham Theatre (use promo code SOS15 for a discount for our email subscribers)
Sep 29 – Stratford Symphony
Sep 30 – St Catharines with Niagara Symphony (use promo code NSOSPECIAL for a discount for our email subscribers)
Oct 1 – St Catharines with Niagara Symphony (use promo code NSOSPECIAL for a discount for our email subscribers)
Oct 2 – St Catharines education show
Oct 3 – Brantford Symphony
Oct 4 – Lindsay’s Flato Academy Theatre

Oct 10 – Sudbury Educ & Eve
Oct 11 – North Bay
Oct 12 – Timmins
Oct 13 – Geraldton
Oct 14 – Thunder Bay
Oct 15 – Dryden
Oct 16 – Sioux Lookout
Oct 17 – Red Lake
Oct 18 – Kenora
Oct 19 – Fort Frances

Oct 22 – Burlington PAC
Oct 23 – Burlington education show

Nov 12 – Walkerton


Thanks and we will see you on the road!