Over the past dozen years and six albums, Sultans Of String have thrilled listeners around North America with their genre-hopping fusion of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, Sultans of String celebrate diversity and creativity with warmth and virtuosity.
Name: Chris McKhool of Sultans of String
Number of Albums: 6
Favourite local Restaurant:
Dim Sum King
Favourite band as a teenager:
Favourite band now:
Guilty Pleasure Song:
I sing Roar with my daughter
Live Show Ritual:
Hopping up on caffeine, 90% chocolate, and Chinese food
Favourite local artist:
Flutist extraordinaire Anh Phung
Sneaky Dees nachos, pasta from Terroni or a superfood salad from Fresh?
Sneaky Dees nachos
Queen or College St?
Outdoors on Queen Street on a Friday night, College book and record stores on a Saturday afternoon
Trinity Bellwoods or High Park, Riverdale or Kew Gardens?
High Park / Kew Gardens
EP or LP?
Listening to an LP with headphones lying on a thick shag carpet
Early bird or night owl?
Both, with a disco-nap in the middle
Road or studio?
Swiss Chalet or Roti?
Where can we follow you?
Any shows or albums coming up?
We are just releasing our new epic world music album called Refuge, collaborating with over 30 musicians including Béla Fleck, Robi Botos, Ifrah Mansour, Demetrios Petsalakis, Imad Al Taha, Amir Amiri, Sammy Figueroa, Twin Flames, and 30 others on wide-ranging treatise on displaced people and the struggles of life on Mother Earth.