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1 January 2012 / Read

Performance with Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra

We performed a super fun show with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra on Dec 17, under the leadership of Maestro Norman Reintamm. What a treat! [vodpod id=Groupvideo.10702247&w=450&h=325&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] 1st collector for Sultans of String – Kitchen Party – with Cathed… Follow my videos on vodpod

19 November 2011 / Read

What a time!

We had such an amazing couple of tours in the U.S.  We are very grateful for all our new American fans and friends.  We performed at the SiriusXM studios in Washington DC, at Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, Scullers Jazz Club in Boston, and Caffe Lena, the famous folk club in Saratoga Springs!

26 September 2011 / Read

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Rocks!

We had an amazing weekend with KWS. what a fantastic orchestra, and Maestro John Morris Russell is an inspiring force of nature!  The scores by Becca Pellet almost made me weep at one point…

1 September 2011 / Read

Got to MOVE it, MOVE it- CD Release

Hi all, it is September 1st, CD release day, and we are so excited we have received our CDs back from the plant.  We are spending today packaging and mailing them out to all our wonderful fans who have pre-ordered their copies. Looks like we will have to do another run- the day is only half over […]

27 June 2011 / Read

Working on our third CD, MOVE!

We are really excited to be working on our third CD!  We recorded the beds at Canterbury Sound in Toronto with Jeremy Darby engineering (Live Aid, U2, Pink Floyd, Prince). Right now we are finishing up overdubs, with Nik Tjelios helping with engineering (Pete Seeger, Ken Whiteley). Then we will mix and master with George Seara of […]

10 March 2011 / Read

Award Nominations!

We are very excited to be nominated for several awards this past month… wish us luck! 2011 International Acoustic Music Awards Finalist – Instrumental 2011 Independent Music Award Finalist – Instrumental Album – Yalla Yalla! 2011 Independent Music Award Finalist –  World Beat Album – Yalla Yalla! 2011 ISC International Songwriting Competition Finalist-  “Auyuittuq Sunrise […]

30 October 2010 / Read

ArtsCan Circle Benefit at Hugh’s Room, Toronto

Nov 5, Friday 8:30 PM start time.  Book your tix now at http://www.hughsroom.com/ 416-531-6604.  Sultans of String will be donating this show, raising funds and awareness for ArtsCan Circle, a charitable organization dedicated to linking creative artists with Indigenous youth at risk in Canada, and to encouraging self-esteem and creative self-expression through a cooperative exploration of […]

24 June 2010 / Read

Sultans of Symphony!

Sultans of String are excited to be performing our debut symphony performance this Saturday, under the direction of Maestro John Morris Russell, part of Summerfest Uptown. We have beautiful, lush arrangements composed by Rebecca Pellett, an illustrious arranger/composer who has written charts for The Arrogant Worms, The Toronto Jazz Orchestra, IMAX and other Hollywood film […]

18 June 2010 / Read

Trip to Lebanon

FROM CHRIS: I just returned from a ten day journey to Lebanon with my father Eli, retracing our family roots (McKhool is spelled Makhoul in Lebanon), as well as tracing the thread of Arabic music which informs some of the sound of Sultans of String.  Highlights include finding long lost relatives in Kfarmichki, a small […]

28 April 2010 / Read

SOS win International Songwriting Competition!

For the second year in a row, Sultans of String won the ISC International Songwriting Competition, this time taking First Place in Instrumental Category for our song Yalla Yalla!  http://www.songwritingcompetition.com/winners.htm  Thanks!

2 April 2010 / Read

Performing at the JUNOS

We have an official JUNOFEST performance on Saturday April 17, 10:00 PM  at Dusk Ultralounge, at 14 Geroge Street, St John’s. Come and party with us!

3 March 2010 / Read

Yalla Yalla! nominated for 2010 JUNO Award!

We are thrilled to announce Yalla Yalla! has been nominated for 2010 JUNO Award in the Instrumental Album of the Year category.  Thanks to all of you for all your continued support of our music.  See you in St John’s!   http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/sultansofstring3