Sultans of String

Sultans of String

December 16, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Canadian stars rally to support flood victims (pictured), the BC government expands grants to fests and fairs, and SING! announces a big name headliner. Also in the news are Triumph, Kellylee Evans, Brownman, Sultans of String, MMF Canada, JazzInToronto, and farewell Garth Dennis, Ken Kragen, and Joe Simon.

Lindsay Hyslop
April 12, 2021
by Kerry Doole

Canadians fare well in the iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations, Lindsay Hyslop (pictured) is promoted at Anthem Records, and another Hall of Fame honour for Kim Mitchell. Also in the news are Sultans of String, RBC Bluesfest, Forest City London Music Hall of Fame, Lara St. John, Horseshoe Hootenanny, Junos stamp, AFROWAVETO, Lowell, The International Indigenous Music Summit, The Dead South, Gene Champagne, Jazz Congress, and farewell DMX.

Photo supplied
October 22, 2020
by Bill King

The leader of the Toronto-based and Juno-nominated world music group discusses their upcoming Zoom concert, the impact of the lockdown, new album Refuge, his use of camera technology, and much more.

Joe Keithley  Facebook photo by Jason Cook
May 1, 2020
by Kerry Doole

City Councillor Joe Keithley (pictured) has written a pandemic song, Make Music Matter uses music to promote mental health, and Sultans of String win two IMAs. Also in the news are Alessia Cara, Drake, Hillside Festival, RBC Bluesfest, Battle of Santiago, Tenille Townes, CIMA, Record Store Day Canada, TBS, Shade, and farewell Tony Allen. With video.

April 1, 2020
by Jason Schneider

The Coronavirus pandemic forced the acclaimed world music combo to cancel a major US tour. Here its leader reflects on the damaging economic fallout, while remaining positive about the ways SoS can connect with its fans and the creative opportunities offered during “this time that the earth stood still.”

Susan Aglukark  Picture supplied
October 2, 2019
by FYI Staff

Susan Aglukark (pictured) is honoured at BreakOut West, M for Montreal announces notable names, and Concord acquires Victory Records. Also in the news are Sultans of String, Mississauga Music Awards, Arts & Crafts, Dave Sampson, Ontario Creates, SING!, Orbit Room, John P. Allen, Jimi Hendrix, and farewell Walter Rathie and Jessye Norman. With video.

Celine Dion and James Corden  Photo: CBS
May 21, 2019
by Kerry Doole

James Corden and Céline Dion (pictured) clown around in Vegas, a tough month for Toronto music venues, and Woodstock 50 attracts a new investor. Also in the news are Frank Dukes, Sultans of String, Peak to Shore, CIMA, Squamish Constellation Festival, Tom Avis, Music PEI, Home Routes, Festival of Friends, and farewell Mike Wilhelm.

Sultans of String promo shot
November 30, 2018
by External Source

Sultans of String, a Canadian fusion music group with overseas roots, has teamed up with UNHCR, the United Nations Agency for Refugees in Canada, t

Sultans of String
November 23, 2018
by Kerry Doole

Just as they begin a Christmas tour, the award-winning world music ensemble delivers a song to celebrate another seasonal holiday. Featuring Grammy-winning guest Richard Bona, it is a heartwarming and melodic tune with an African vibe.