Sultans of String Christmas Caravan, presented by NLFB
Presented by Northern Lights Festival Boréal
NLFB is thrilled to welcome back 3-time Juno Award nominees, Sultans of String.
Tickets are now on sale online. $30 for advance tickets and $35 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, with the show starting at 7:00pm. Bring friends and family, to enjoy a night of wonderful music!
Seating is first come, first serve. General admission.
Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn! -- Maverick Magazine
Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, Sultans of String celebrate musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.
Since forming 10 years ago, Sultans of Strings CDs have hit #1 across Canada on Top Ten national radio charts, and have received multiple awards and accolades, including 3 JUNO (Canadas Grammy) nominations, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus special guest recordings and sharing the stage with artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains, Richard Bona, Benoit Bourque (Bottine Souriante), Nikki Yanofsky, Alex Cuba, Ruben Blades, Crystal Shawanda, and Ken Whiteley.
With their 5th album, Subcontinental Drift, they served up a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with special guest, sitar master Anwar Khurshid (featured in the Oscar winning Life of Pi, Kama Sutra, and Love Guru). Sultans of String are particularly excited about this east-meets-west project with Khurshid. There is something magical about joining the world music rhythms we play, but with pop sensibilities and forms and lengths, and blending that with the music of the East, says bandleader and violinist Chris McKhool. Indeed, while the album treks across all kinds of musical terrain, the fertile soil beneath each track is fed by hope unhindered and freedom found. One of the songs we wrote together, Journey to Freedom, beautifully traces Anwars journey from Pakistan to Canada, finding his new home here.
With their 6th album, Christmas Caravan, Sultans of String have expanded the traditional notion of Christmas music, injecting it with new-found energy and non-traditional sounds. Recorded and co-produced with JUNO Award winning engineer John Beetle Bailey, this isnt your typical holiday album. You may recognize a few titles, but youve never experienced seasonal music quite like this before. We wanted to make a real contribution to the Christmas repertoire, and hopefully create some new standards says McKhool. This is a seasonal album, but approached from the perspective of a world-music band. We explored diverse genres, from Quebecois fiddle tunes to collaborating with a traditional Turkish string ensemble, and jump around from the classic sounds of the Andrews Sisters, to a Himalayan sleigh ride, African roots music, Gypsy-jazz, rumba flamenco, ska, and the grandeur of the symphony. Christmas Caravan hit #6 on BILLBOARD World Music charts in the first week of its release.
College Boréal Concert Hall (View)
21 Lasalle Blvd.
Sudbury, ON P3A 6B1
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|