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6 February 2021 / Read

Valentine livestream with Amanda Martinez, and new video!

We are so excited to share with you… 1) Our latest video, HYPNOTICA, written by Sultans of String guitarist Kevin Laliberté! For years we have opened up the second set of our live show with this song. It is really one of my favourites, and has always been a great way to showcase Kevin’s extraordinary looping technique, […]

27 January 2021 / Read

Canadian Independent Music Video Award nomination!

Hello friends! Couple things to share with you! 1) Remember that video we made a few months back where people held up signs to say what they would like to do when COVID-19 lifts? We are very grateful and excited to be nominated for the Canadian Independent Music Video Awards with this video! If you have […]

17 January 2021 / Read

Best of the Sultans Livestream this Saturday! and new video

Hi folks!  Just six days until our Sultans of String January 23, 8:00 pm EST Livestream #5,  Best of the Sultans Edition!  Limited tickets available here Let’s super-spread some good live-streaming vibes and keep connected during our lockdown. Isolating doesn’t have to be lonely!  And we can celebrate the inauguration of a new U.S. president at […]

6 January 2021 / Read

Jan 23 Livestream – Best of the Sultans edition

Happy New Year friends,  I don’t know about you, but this new lockdown is making me feel a little too isolated… Therefore announcing our Sultans of String January 23, 8:00 pm EST Livestream #5,  Best of the Sultans Edition! Let’s super-spread some good live-streaming vibes and keep connected. Isolating doesn’t have to be lonely!  And we can […]

26 December 2020 / Read

NYE for kids, UNHCR thanks, Kwanzaa video, Boxing Day 25%

Hello all you lovely people, I hope you are all well and staying warm! And welcome to new subscribers. As we look back at this year, we feel so much gratitude to you all for following our various combinations of band members on our musical journey. As you know, it has been a very tough […]

18 December 2020 / Read

Today’s Christmas Video, and Live stream tomorrow! (Saturday)

Hello friends, As we are among the holidays, I wanted to share our new Sultans of String Christmas video, released today. Celebrating the coming of vaccines to lift us out of this truly difficult pandemic, it is a message of hope and unity. Shot in Prague, Ottawa and Toronto, it is a reminder of our […]

16 December 2020 / Read

Two CFMA nominations

Wow! So grateful to be nominated in two categories in the The Canadian Folk Music Awards with our Refuge album! One of them is for Producer of the Year, which I share with the amazing, incredible, magical John Bailey! The other is for Ensemble of the Year, which makes sense because our ensemble on this album […]

3 December 2020 / Read

December 19 Global ZOOM concert #4 – Christmas Caravan

Hello friends, Just in time for the holidays, we have a special offer of 25% off all our CDs and Box Sets, from now till the holidays, just for our email list!  Simply use coupon code LUNA25 at checkout from But most importantly! Book your tickets now for our Sultans of String – Christmas […]

26 November 2020 / Read

What I am thankful for…

As many of our friends and family in the US celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, I think about what I am thankful for. My family and friends are healthy and safe. Vaccines are looking very hopeful now, and are coming. We live in a society that is constantly evolving and, over time, is becoming more egalitarian, […]

16 November 2020 / Read

New Video! And Tix giveaway for Nov 27 show

Hello!  I hope you are all well and keeping safe! As always, many thanks for following our musical journey! 1) New Video – Hurricane I wanted to share with you our latest Sultans of String video, Hurricane, featuring Turkish string group Gündem Yayli Grubu, and legendary percussionists Sammy Figueroa (Puerto Rico/Miami), and Mehmet Akatay (Istanbul)! […]

29 October 2020 / Read

Zoom #3 – Refuge CD Celebration (finally!)

Sultans of String ZOOM Concert #3 – Refuge Edition Livestream Celebration of the Refuge CD/Project Friday November 27, 2020 at 8:00 PM Featuring Sultans of String, Anh Phung, Ifrah Mansour, Robi Botos, Tamar Ilana, Donné Roberts, Amir Amiri, Dr. Duke Redbird, Ahmed Moneka, Selcuk Suna, Béla Fleck and more TBA Nov 27 Tickets: Hello […]

23 October 2020 / Read

free Halloween kids show, Sultans Zoom tomorrow, FMO awards

Hi all!  We are ever grateful for ears and eyes on the Internet while we are still not able to play in person for you. The music does live on!  And we are pretty stoked about a few things happening, so here we are. I truly hope you are all well and staying safe. Lots […]