Recording our Christmas Caravan CD!

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Hello Friends & music fans! SULTANS OF STRING are in the studio recording our 6th CD… a world music CHRISTMAS CARAVAN! And we would love your help to get our album out!


We are independent recording artists with no record company support, so we need to raise money to finish production... But we are not asking for handouts. Rather, we are offering fun incentives to encourage your support - and you can truly become part of this journey with us. You can Pre-order the album, get concert tickets, even Executive Producer credit is up for grabs, along with the front row of seats at our banner CD release concert at Toronto's Isabel Theatre on December 2, 2017! Check out the options to the RIGHT --->     And feel free to get in touch with chris@fiddlefire.com if you have a suggestion for a reward that you do not see listed here.


We have expanded the traditional notion of Christmas music with Christmas Caravan, injecting it with new-found energy and non-traditional sounds. Recorded and co-produced with JUNO Award winning engineer John ‘ Beetle' Bailey, this isn’t your typical holiday album. You may recognize a few titles, but you’ve never experienced seasonal music quite like this before.


We wanted to make a real contribution to the Christmas repertoire, and create some new standards. This is a Christmas album, but approached from the perspective of a world-music band. We explored diverse genres, from Quebecois fiddle tunes to collaborating with a traditional Turkish string ensemble. We jump from the classic sounds of the Andrews Sisters, to a Himalayan sleigh ride, to African roots music, Gypsy-jazz, rumba flamenco, and ska, to the grandeur of the symphony.  And we made a dream list of our favourite vocal artists to join us, all of whom agreed to join in the fun!


This is our most exciting album yet, and the vocal guests infuse a tremendous amount of energy into our music. Please check out the rewards and see if there is a way you would like to be involved. And of course come see us live in concert when we are in your area. Full calendar here http://sultansofstring.com/calendar/


Together we can create beautiful music — THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!


Featuring:


• Ireland’s Paddy Moloney on pennywhistle (The Chieftains, 6x Grammy winners).

Ruben Blades & Luba Mason – Panamanian 7 Grammy and 5 Latin Grammy Award winner.

• 5x Platinum selling Nikki Yanofsky

• Latin Grammy and 2x JUNO Award Winner Alex Cuba from B.C.

Benoit Bourque of Quebec’s Bottine Souriante, 3x JUNOs, 4x Gold, 3x Platinum records.

• Grammy Award winning Sweet Honey in the Rock, all-woman, African-American a cappella.

• Cameroon’s Richard Bona (Angélique Kidjo, Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock).

• Canada’s singer to the stars Rebecca Campbell (Emmylou Harris, Alanis Morrisette).

• A recording collective of Turkish Roma violinists in Istanbul.

• Sudanese-Canadian guest singer Waleed Abdulhamid

• JUNO Award winning country singer Crystal Shawanda

• Sitar virtuoso Anwar Khurshid

• New York chanteuse Mary Fahl from the October Project


“Energetic and exciting music fest from a band with talent to burn… the very epitome of world music: no boundaries, no rules!”   - Maverick Music Magazine, UK 


Billboard charting Sultans of String have been criss-crossing the globe for the last several years at many taste-making forums such as JUNOfest, NYC’s legendary jazz club Birdland, and California’s hip music scene, including the San Jose Jazz Festival. They have performed live on BBC TV in England, Irish National Radio, and performed at the prestigious Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland. They recently sold out Koerner Hall (Toronto’s Carnegie Hall), and have performed with Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Annapolis Symphony Orchestras. These milestone 10 year musical veterans were also filmed by MPBN’s Maine Arts! in a feature concert, and performed live on the internationally syndicated shows WoodSongs, World Cafe, and on SiriusXM in Washington DC


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