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Sultans of String play Hugh's Room Toronto November 5

Sultans of String (2010 JUNO Nominees & CFMA/ISC winners)
ArtsCan Circle Cross-Canada Fundraising & Awareness Tour
Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., Toronto
Friday, November 5, 8:30pm
$20 advance/ $ 25

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[Toronto ON]  On Friday, November 5, raucous roots, genre bending string supergroup and this year's JUNO Nominees, Sultans of String, are serving up their spicy stew of Spanish Flamenco, French Manouche Gypsy Jazz, Middle Eastern Folk, and Cuban rhythms at Hugh's Room, as part of their cross-country fundraising & awareness tour for ArtsCan Circle!

Since their formation only 3 years ago, Sultans of String have been riding a wave of success, from their debut CD "Luna" and 2nd offering, "Yalla Yalla" both hitting # 1 on world/ international music charts in Canada, to their triple 2009 Canadian Folk Music Award nomination, winning Instrumental Group of the Year.

In the past few months alone, they've acquired a JUNO nomination for "Yalla Yalla",  U.S. representation from acclaimed promoter David Wilkes (Nikki Yanofksy, Emmylou Harris, Jesse Cook, Bela Fleck), and booking representation in Australia.  They also garnered a 2010 CMW Indies nomination and took home 1st place in the International Songwriting Competition (out of 15,000 entries)... exciting times for the band!

Seamlessly traversing diverse themes of heart, place and tradition, fiery violin dances with kinetic guitar while a funk bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Throughout, acoustic strings meet electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound.

“Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” include 6-string violinist (and ArtsCan board member) Chris McKhool who has guest starred with Jesse Cook and Pavlo, duelling guitar czars Kevin Laliberté (The Chieftains) and Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels), bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk, Amanda Martinez), and the jaw dropping talent of Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon!

This concert is part of the band's cross-Canada fundraising and awareness tour for ArtsCan Circle (information about ArtsCan Circle below).

2010 Career highlights:
•  2010 JUNO Nominees - "Instrumental Album of the Year"
•  2010 International Songwriting Contest 1st Place Winners - Instrumental
•  2010 Performer at JUNOFest
•  2010 Indie Awards Nominees - Favourite World Artist/Group
•  2010 Indie Awards Nominees- Favourite Children's Artist (for bandleader Chris McKhool)

ABOUT ARTSCAN CIRCLE

Picture this:  November, 2000 - multi-talented harmonica player, Mike Stevens, was on his way to entertain troops in Bosnia and stopped off in Goose Bay, Labrador for another performance.  In the local paper he read about a crisis at the nearby indigenous community of Sheshatshiu, Labrador, with young people sniffing gas and committing suicide.  He was offered a visit there and ran into some of them.  He engaged them in dialogue by playing his harmonica and listening to them.  The kids connected big time with the music.

Mike knew that music could help make connections.  He started to visit other remote indigenous communities with similar problems, taking his music and donated musical instruments and leaving them for the kids.  In 2002, other artists under the guiding hand of the late Estelle Klein got together to form an organization to support Mike’s efforts.  ArtsCan Circle was founded.

Since then, ArtsCan Circle has visited ten indigenous communities in Northern Ontario, Labrador and Nunavut, and now sends teams of volunteer musicians and visual artists to engage youth in hands-on workshops in all aspects of arts.  Musical instruments, art supplies and recording studio equipment have been brought to the communities to facilitate young people finding their own voices and creating their own art and music.  ArtsCan Circle now provides over 2,000 workshop opportunities for indigenous youth annually.  Countless volunteer hours help raise funds to send the teams north and create connections between communities in southern Ontario and across Canada with our neighbours in the far north.  Can one person make a difference?  Can music build bridges?

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