Juno Award nominees Sultans of String thrill their audiences with their global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar while a funk bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet the electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with irresistible need to dance.
Since their formation only 5 years ago, Sultans of String have been riding a wave of success, hitting #1 on world/international music charts in Canada, and a triple Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, winning Instrumental Group of the Year. They also took home 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition out of 15,00 entries! The band has been recorded live for broadcast on BBC Television, SiriusXM in Washington DC, CTV’s CanadaAM, CBC’s Canada Live, and has topped campus/community radio charts in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Belarus, Colombia, France, Germany, Italy, USA and more!
Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn...the sort of band and music that would rip up any festival in the country!
A Canadian string-group, Sultans of String includes 6-string violinist and 2x JUNO Award nominee Chris McKhool—who has guest starred with Jesse Cook and Pavlo. Mckool’s unbridled passion for exploring rhythms and melodies has led him to the far corners of the world, and he incorporates instruments and styles from far and wide into his music.
Touring as a duo to quintet, McKhool draws from a collective of master musicians, bringing their unique blend of Global music to audiences around the world including Celtic Connections Festival in the U.K., Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, Canada’s National Arts Centre, and Folk Alliance in Memphis, TN. Sultans of String have also performed on larger stages with Symphony Orchestras with noted conductor Maestro John Morris Russell, and have developed a Young Audience/Educational Concert with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra for the 2012-2013 season.