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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 […]

15 October 2020 / Read

I am so excited! New video, and Oct 24 ZOOM concert

Hello friends, we are very excited to share this new video with you.  The title track from our latest Sultans of String album, Refuge not only spotlights the work of Edmar Castaneda — an astonishing Colombian harpist who has reinvented the instrument the world over — but also raises funds for our band’s campaign to aid […]

8 October 2020 / Read

Oct 24 – ZOOM Concert #2 – Yalla Yalla! edition, with sp. guest Tamar Ilana

Sat, October 24, 2020 7:00 – 8:00 PM EDT TICKETS:   Hello friends, we are super excited to share with you an invitation to our second ever Sultans of String Interactive ZOOM concert. This is our YALLA YALLA! CD EDITION where we will play all the songs from our second JUNO Award nominated album […]

26 September 2020 / Read

Join us Tomorrow!  Sunday Sept 27 at 3:00 pm EDT for our first ever Interactive Live Stream concert

Join us Tomorrow!  Sunday Sept 27 at 3:00 pm EDT for our first ever Sultans of String Interactive Live Stream concert – LUNA CD EDITION where we will play all the songs from our first album we created in 2007. Amanda Martinez will join us to sing Contessa, that we recorded together! WHAT MAKES THIS […]

18 September 2020 / Read

Free kids show tomorrow Sept 19; Amanda Martinez added to Sept 27 Sultans line-up; FMO win

1) Did you know that Kevin & Drew from Sultans of String also play in my kids show called Fiddlefire!?  We are doing a free 15 min live stream for kids and parents tomorrow (Saturday Sept 19) at Noon EDT – Grab your pots & pants, a drum, a shaker, a set of keys, and […]

13 September 2020 / Read

Our first Live Show! Sun. Sept 27

    Hello friends, I am super excited to share with you an invitation to our first ever Sultans of String Global Interactive Live Stream concert. This will be our first show we play together for our fans since March! LUNA CD EDITION where we will try to play all the songs from our first […]

7 August 2020 / Read

Top Ten, f r e e track, online music lessons, live streams for kids/adults, CD release

Hello friends! Thanks so much for following our musical journey, negotiating the complex waters of a new reality…  I wanted to share few items with you here today! 1) Help us hit the Top Ten on the Indigenous Music Countdown Help Sultans of String hit the Top Ten on the Indigenous Music Countdown, along with […]