3x JUNO nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create, “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine UK). Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Django-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.
Sultans of String
Roots / Global
Sultans of String feat. Marc Meriläinen – A Beautiful Darkness
Favourite musician growing up:
Favourite musician now:
Guilty pleasure song:
Land of Skoden by NADJIWAN
Live show ritual:
Finding locally-owned cafés for Espresso shots
Favourite local musician:
Saskia Tomkins who plays the Swedish nyckelharpa
EP or LP?
LP – love the large format of vinyl
Early bird or night owl?
The music starts to flow when the stars come out
Road or studio?
Love em both, and also take the studio on the road for down days
Any shows or albums coming up?
We are recording “Walking Through the Fire”, a powerful collection of collaborations with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists across Turtle Island/Canada, and we start touring it in the fall.
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Toronto Qs
Favourite local restaurant:
Albert’s Real Jamaican on St Clair Ave. W – best Jerk Chicken!
Favourite street in Toronto:
Augusta in Kensington Market
Favourite park in Toronto:
Cedarvale Park for the walking paths and wide open nature
Favourite music venue in Toronto:
Hugh’s Room wherever it pops up
Favourite music store in Toronto:
Paul’s Boutique in the Market