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