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Event Archive - Multiple Award Winning Ensemble Sultans of String - In Concert!: The Sultans of String

Sun. January 25th 2009 - Sun. January 25th 2009 Dancing Bean Cafe Chemainus BC (All Ages)
8:00 - 10:00
Tickets at:, 250-246.5050
Presented by: LW Communications
On Sunday, January 25, multiple award winning ensemble, Sultans of String perform their intoxicating and spicy stew of world, latin,jazz stylings at the Dancing Bean Cafe!


Sultans of String are Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity. The band romps through an energized adventure of Latin, Middle Eastern, Gypsy–jazz and folk rhythms, 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 electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, exciting audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.

Sultans of String have been called "groundbreaking…virtuoso…boundary pushing…infectious…visionary…brilliant…and absolutely stunning!" (The Live Music Report). Their debut CD Luna soared to # 1 across Canada on Top Ten national radio charts, and won the award for Best Variety Act from Festivals & Events Ontario in 2008. They were finalists in the Toronto, Ontario, Canadian and International Independent Music Awards, winning both the Best Song and Best Instrumental categories for the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards.

Sultans of String are six-string violinist and bandleader Chris McKhool (who has guest starred with Jesse Cook and Pavlo), rumba flamenco wizard Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels), and bass master David Woodhead (Loreena McKennitt, Stan Rogers).

• 2008 Independent Music Awards nomination - Best World Fusion
• 2008 Festivals and Events Ontario- Best Variety Act
• 2008 Indie Awards - Favourite World Group
• 2008 Canadian Independent Music Awards Finalist
• 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards- Best Song, Best Instrumental
• 2007 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Award - Best Latin Jazz Group
• 2007 Canadian Folk Music Award nomination - Best Instrumental Group
• # 1 on Earshot and Chart Attack's national radio charts - "International"/"World"
• 2007 Toronto Independent Music Award nomination - World Music Category
• CD Release at Hugh's Room recorded for CBC Radio, 'Canada Live' Broadcast!


"Chris McKhool and the boys were fantastic-- they can play my Bar Mitzvah!"
Bob Ezrin, Producer of Pink Floyd and Kiss

"An organic mix of rumba, Gypsy, jazz, Middle Eastern and Spanish flavours mixed together beautifully, and brilliantly executed.”
CBC Radio


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JUNO Award Nominees and “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” 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 guita... more info
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