Sultans of String Christmas Caravan
Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising and delightful holiday fiesta heats up when these 3x Canadian Folk Music Award winners bring their signature sound to well known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring, a djembe-driven Little Drummer Boy, a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, as well as a Gypsy-jazz inspired Django Christmas, and a Rumba Flamenca-fuelled Jingle Bells.
We wanted to make a real contribution to the Christmas repertoire, and hopefully create some new standards, says bandleader and Queens Diamond Jubilee recipient Chris McKhool. This is a Christmas show and 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 even the grandeur of the symphony."
Sultans of String are an energetic and exciting band with talent to burn! (Maverick Magazine UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic and Cuban rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. The bands Christmas Caravan CD hit Billboards World Music charts (#6) and The New York Times Hits list.
Special Guest, Rebecca Campbell is an acclaimed and prolific singer who also serves up percussion, Stella guitar, melodica, and harmonica. Bred in the Maritimes and Ottawa and now based in Toronto, Rebecca has performed with Jane Siberry, Parachute Club among countless others. Her gorgeous voice has graced both the big and small screen, and on over 120 recordings.
Oswego Music Hall (View)
41 Lake Street
Oswego, NY 13126