CabarETC: Sultans of String
March 31, 2016
8pm at Hangar Theatre
Tickets Start at just $18*!
The Center for Arts at Ithaca is excited to bring the Sultans of String to Ithaca, NY as part of their Subcontinental Drift CD release tour.
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 two JUNOs nominations, 1st place in the International
Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries), two 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 the legendary jazz club Birdland in NYC, Woodsongs, World Cafe, The Lincoln Center, and the renowned Celtic Connections Festival in the UK.
The band is led by 6-string violinist McKhool (Jesse Cook, Pavlo), a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipient who grew up in a Lebanese-Egyptian house (Makhoul) bursting with music and diversity. Growing up, Chris was fed a steady diet of delicious musicality alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and violin lessons. At the core of the band’s sound is his bold and fiery fiddle, melded seamlessly with founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s (Jesse Cook) rumba rhythm-- together their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound – the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar. Added to this rich foundation for the Lakefield performance is in-the-pocket bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk) and jaw-dropping percussionist, Chendy Leon (Parachute Club, Alex Cuba).
“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
Learn More About Sultans of String
Call: 607.273.ARTS (2787)
Click: Buy Online
Visit: Hangar Theatre Business Office
Center Ithaca Suite 230 ( 171 E. State Street, Ithaca NY)
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Event type: Upcoming Events