Sultans of String is holding an interactive livestreamed concert for tomorrow
Once again, multi-award winning Canadian band Sultans of String will Zoom into audiences’ homes to help them pass the time through the continued COVID-19-related restrictions we’re all facing — this time with a live virtual concert this tomorrow, Jan. 23! Tickets are on sale here.
The theme will be ‘Best of the Sultans’ and will feature band members Chris McKhool, Kevin Laliberté, and Drew Birston; Eddie Paton and Rebecca Campbell will join for songs as well. It’ll also serve as a celebration of sorts; Sultans of String were recently nominated for two 2021 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Ensemble of the Year and Producers of the Year.
“The only thing we’re looking to super-spread is some good live-streaming vibes,” bandleader Chris McKhool quipped. “We’re looking to help keep everyone connected, which is why the Zoom format is so great; it’s interactive, and everyone is able to see and hear each other.
“It’s like a real live show!
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“We set the link live at 7:40 p.m. — about 20 minutes before the concert actually starts — to allow everyone to get settled in and so we can chat,” he continued. “The show lasts about an hour, including a talk-back portion, so we encourage everyone to pour a ‘quarantini’ and bring their burning questions for the band!”
Tickets are a minimum $10 donation. A dollar from each ticket sold is being donated to our UN Refugee Agency fundraiser.
The efforts are aligned with the band’s continued commitment and amplification of the cause; their historic and visionary seventh album, Refuge (2020), funneled the band’s unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration into the studio like never before. Their most ambitious, diverse, inclusive and passionately political album, Refuge puts the Toronto-based Sultans face-to-face with a VIP roster of artists from around the globe — including American banjo master Béla Fleck, Israeli vocalist Yasmin Levy, Iraqi violinist Imah Al Taha and Iranian santur master Amir Amiri — who have fled peril and persecution in their homelands for the safer shores of North America.
“We love to expose people to sounds they might not have heard before,” Chris said. “And we love collaborating with other artists.”