Sultans of String – Christmas Caravan

Presented by: Shenkman Arts Centre Presents

Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8 pm

Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! 2017 Juno Award-nominated Sultans of String deliver an exuberant performance featuring 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”, “Little Drummer Boy”, “The Huron Carol” (with gorgeous newly-translated Indigenous lyrics), a “Feliz Navidad” ska party, a Turkish twist on “Greensleeves”, and much more.

About Sultans of String:

With a decade behind them, Sultans of String have hit #1 across Canada on Top-10 national radio charts, receiving awards and accolades along the way, including three Canadian Folk Music Awards. Bandleader and Ottawa native Chris McKhool was recently awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work in creating community through music. McKhool’s violin plays against Kevin Laliberté’s rumba rhythm guitar, creating a rich foundation for bass master Drew Birston, jaw-dropping Cuban percussionist Rosendo Chendy Leon, and guitarist Eddie Paton.

Sultans of String have been crisscrossing North America for the last several years, equally at-home in a concert series, folk or jazz club, festival setting, or performing with major city Symphony Orchestras.

Joining Sultans of String on stage is shimmering guest vocalist Rebecca Campbell (Bruce Cockburn, Jane Siberry, Emmylou Harris).

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All ages
Language: English

Tickets (all-in price):
Regular: $38
uGO: $20
eyeGO: $5

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Venue: Harold Shenkman Hall
Genre: Music, Holiday

Ticket Purchase

November 30 at 8:00 pm