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Sultans of String – Special DUO concert & YouTube Video Taping
June 28, 2015 @ 8:30 pm$10 – $12
The band also thought this would also be a great opportunity to support an arts charity that is very close to their hearts,
ArtsCan Circle, and a portion of the proceeds from this concert are going to ArtsCan Circle.
ArtsCan Circle is a charitable organization with a mission to encourage self-esteem in indigenous youth in isolated Canadian communities who may not have access to arts resources and programming through a cooperative exploration of the arts. We believe arts education can inspire youth to express themselves in positive, life-affirming ways as well as providing a healthy way to express more difficult emotions. The communities we serve are several hours drive from larger city centres and most of the families live at a poverty level so do not have the means to access more arts opportunities for their children outside of their home community. ArtsCan Circle provides hands-on music and art experiences for the children and youth and donates new musical instruments and art supplies that will remain in the community to help ensure children will have ongoing opportunities for artistic and musical expression. If you’re interested to learn more about ArtsCan Circle, please visit www.artscancircle.ca
The Songwriting, The Sounds, The Magic
Chris McKhool (violin) and Kevin Laliberté (guitar), the songwriters behind 2015 JUNO Award Nominees and 2x Canadian Folk Music Award winning band, SULTANS OF STRING, take you on a musical journey around the world!
McKhool met Laliberté just as the guitarist was coming off the road from touring around the world with Jesse Cook. When McKhool (who has performed with Jesse Cook, Pavlo, Club Django) first heard guitarist Laliberté’s rumba rhythm their musical mind-meld created Sultans of String’s sound – the intimate and playful relationship between the violin and the flamenco guitar. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, creating soundscapes that seem impossible to be coming from just two people.
Larger than the sum of its parts, this dynamic duo take you on a journey to hear the horses of Sable Island, underwater to hear the calls of Luna the Whale, on the silk road through Spain and the Middle East, through the Gypsy-jazz cafés of Eastern Europe, and then back to Canada for a trip to the majestic Arctic.
This concert will be videotaped to make YouTube videos of our DUO show. We may repeat a couple of tunes for the cameras, and you will be a BIG part of the fun! Come and bring your friends and enthusiasm!
“Virtuoso playing…. An exuberant and infectious sound… Powerful and moving… The Sultans are simply an awesome musical group!”
– Mike Hill, Artistic Director, Mariposa Folk Festival
“Musical royalty… love those Sultans of String!”
— Mary Ito, CBC “Fresh Air”
“Thrill of improvising makes Sultans a thrill to experience… gripping suspense for both the audience and the musicians… Superb!”
– Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
Win a Sultans of String 4-CD BOX SET!
Raffle tickets at door!