Performance by Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid"Canada is a real meeting place of musical influences from around the world", says violinist Chris McKhool. In this special concert Sultans of String meet the electricity of sitar master Anwar Khurshid in an innovative collaboration that transcends categorization. Together with students, they explore Indian Raga (melody) and Tala (rhythm), as well as Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, East Coast Celtic and Gypsy-jazz. Originally from Pakistan, Anwar now makes Canada his home, and his sitar playing has been featured in Oscar-winnng films Life of Pi and The Love Guru.
A THRILLING MUSICAL PASSPORT
Two-time JUNO Award Nominees and Canadian Folk Music Awards Winners, Sultans of String have been called “the very epitome of world music: no boundaries, no rules”. They have played on BBC TV, Irish National Radio and SiriusXM in Washington. From CBC’s Canada Live, to the Birdland Jazz Club in NYC, to Roy Thompson Hall with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, they’ve done it all!
Individually, they’ve performed with internationally acclaimed artists such as Jesse Cook, Pavlo, The Chieftains and Chantal Kreviazuk. Together, they combine Spanish flamenco, Arabic folk, East Coast Celtic, Cuban rhythms and Gypsy-jazz. Last year, they entertained a sold-out audience at Koerner Hall, accompanied by a full symphony orchestra.Read More...