Concerts & Events

Friday, March 4, 2016  ♦  8:00 PM

Sultans of String

with sitar master Anwar Khurshid

4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000

  • 2015 JUNO (Canada's Grammy) nominees and SiriusXM winners Sultans of String create “Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine UK). Thrilling audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar, while bass and percussion lay down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound. With their new release, Subcontinental Drift (CEN/SONY/Red), they serve up a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with sitar master Anwar Khurshid (featured in the Oscar winning Life of Pi and Love Guru). Fusing the virtuosic talent of Anwar Khurshid adds to their truly global and mesmerizing sound!”

    Since forming 8 years ago, Sultans of String's CDs have hit #1 across Canada on Top 10 national radio charts, and received multiple awards and accolades, including 2 JUNOs nominations, 1st place in the ISC (out of 15,000 entries), 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, plus invitations to perform/record with such luminaries as The Chieftains, David Bromberg, and Ruben Blades.

    Sultans of String have been criss-crossing North America for the last several years at many taste-making forums such as their encore date here at Old Town, the legendary jazz club Birdland in NYC, Old Woodsongs, World Cafe, The Lincoln Center, and the renowned Celtic Connections Festival in the UK.

    “You get the feeling this is Strunz & Farah or Willie & Lobo or Gypsy Kings taken to the next level of the game, sometimes all at once…a sure bet to notch a JUNO and any other award winning hardware to come its way.“
    Midwest Record, Chicago

The Old Town School of Folk Music, Inc.
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 60625  •  773.728.6000