Sultans of String presents: Christmas Caravan
With special guests Rebecca Campbell and Amanda Martinez.
Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! 3x JUNO Award nominees/3x CFMA winners Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring band originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favourites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night. From fiery fiddle tunes to a Caribbean sleigh ride, this surprising and delightful holiday fiesta heats up when Sultans of String bring their signature sound to well known gems such as Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, The Huron Carol (with newly-translated Indigenous lyrics), a djembe-driven Little Drummer Boy, a Feliz Navidad ska party, a Turkish twist on Greensleeves, as well as a Gypsy-jazz inspired Django Christmas, and a Rumba Flamenca-fuelled Jingle Bells.
Billboard charting Sultans of String have been criss-crossing the globe for the last several years at many taste-making forums such as JUNOfest, NYC’s legendary Birdland, Boston’s Scullers, and California’s hip music scene, including the San Jose Jazz Festival. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Carnegie Hall), and performed with Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Stratford, and Niagara Symphony Orchestras, as well with Kingsfield POPS in Maine and Maryland’s Annapolis Symphony. Sultans of String were also filmed by MPBN’s Maine Arts! in a feature concert, and performed live on BBC TV, Irish National Radio, and the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, World Cafe, and on SiriusXM in Washington.
“Energetic and exciting music fest from a band with talent to burn… the very epitome of world music: no boundaries, no rules!” - Maverick Music Magazine, UK