Sultans of String


GrassRoots Regina is pleased to present the world music, award-winning Sultans of String in concert.

Sultans of String are an instrumental quartette based in Toronto who combine elements of Celtic, Arabic, Cuban, flamenco and jazz music into an electrifying live performance.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Exchange, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina

Show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Admission: $20 advance / $25 at the door

Tickets available at: Bach & Beyond, Traditions Handcraft Gallery, Vintage Vinyl

"Energetic and exciting band with talent to burn!"
Maverick Magazine, UK

Click here to see poster.

Since forming ten years ago, Sultans of String have been on an impressive trajectory with an astonishing number of awards and accolades in tow, including two Canadian Folk Music Awards, two JUNO nominations, a SiriusXM award and a first place in the International Songwriting Competition. Recently, they have have been placed on the official ballot for the 59th Grammy Awards.s.

The Sultans of Strings' music features a kaleidoscope of genres, from Celtic reels and Gypsy-jazz to Arabic and Cuban rhythms to fiery violin dances and kinetic guitar, with the bass and percussion providing a perfect backline. The band released their fifth album, Subcontinental Drift, in 2015.

Sultans of String is comprised of:

Chris McKhool (six-string violin) - founding member, has worked with Club Django, Jesse Cook and Pavlo

Kevin Laiberté (flamenco guitar) - founding member, has worked with the Chieftains and Jesse Cook

Drew Birston (bass) - has worked with Chantal Kreviazuk

Chendy Leon (percussion) - has worked with Alex Cuba and The Parachute Club

"Your set (in Texas) was sensational. Loved it."
Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul and Mary)

Tunes here.

Videos here.

Web site here.


Sultans of String acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L'an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l'art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.