World music super group Sultans of String, who play everything from flamenco to Arabic folk, gypsy-jazz to Cuban rhythms are back in Ontario after a successful 10 date tour in beautiful British Columbia during which they performed with Symphony of the Kootenays, led by conductor Jeff Faragher who joined the Sultans on the tour on cello, as well as the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra.
The band includes leader and violinist Chris McKhool, Kevin Laliberte and Eddie Paton on guitars, Drew Birston on bass, Chendy Leon and Alberto Suarez on percussion.
Chris McKhool and Sultans of String would like to wish everyone a very Happy Valentine’s Day this week.
I wanted to share this song I wrote as a proposal for my wife Catherine… We are both environmentalists, and we met at a composting convention… I was hired to sing environmental songs that day, and Catherine was the environmental representative at the London School Board at the time. We met over a composting unit, and our relationship just grew organically from there…
Please have a listen to Will You Marry Me, the perfect proposal song if you’re thinking of popping the question to your loved one this February 14th!
Coming up next for Sultans of String is a performance with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, February 22, 2014, 8:00 PM, at Glad Tidings Church, 1101 Regent Street, Sudbury ON.
If you have an opportunity to see Sultans of String in concert, don’t miss it because you’ll be in for a magical evening! Get their new and most ambitious album to date, Symphony!, now at www.sultansofstring.com under the Listen/Buy tab. You can WIN a box set of all four of their CDs by participating in their Valentine’s Day contest on Facebook. The contest post is pinned to the top of their page at www.facebook.com/sultansofstring. Good luck!
Has Sultans of String got a fantastic Facebook contest for you!
Enter Sultans of String’s Spectacular Fall Sweepstakes for a chance to win prizes totaling over $3,000!! Prizes include 2 tickets to their Koerner Hall concert in Toronto with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, plus a 2 night stay at the luxurious Intercontinental Toronto Yorkville Hotel, over 80 CDs from diverse artists, short run CD duplication from MMS including 100 promo discs, a $100 gift card to Long & McQuade and Sultans of String’s 4-CD box set. There are 7 prize packages in total to be won. Even if you live in or near Toronto, this contest offers you an opportunity to win a fabulous staycation!
Contest ends on November 23, 2013, so enter NOW!
CLICK HERE for details and follow the instructions: http://a.pgtb.me/KBFrH7
Esteban Music is excited to announce their first sweepstakes hosted on Facebook!
Two (2) lucky prize winners will be chosen on/around Nov. 10, 2012.
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The winners will choose from 3 Esteban guitar models: Crystal Heart, Paula Abdul, or Crystal Star.
Spreading the power of music through guitars is Esteban’s life.
Guitarist Esteban (Stephen Paul) began playing his favourite instrument at a very young age. Having graduated from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University, the talented musician moved to Spain to take master classes with Andrés Segovia, known as the father of the modern classical guitar movement, returning to the U.S. in 1978. Unfortunately, due to a car accident, Esteban, nicknamed by his teacher and mentor, was unable to play guitar for a decade.
Starting all over again during the 1990s, Esteban became a chart-topper after independently releasing By Request and Flame Flamenco & Romance. Dozens of albums followed, and in time Esteban developed a guitar teaching program that he marketed largely through television and video, along with his own American Legacy guitar line, which he features prominently in the videos.
“Best of Esteban” appeared on CD in 2006.
“Ring of Fire”, a tribute to Johnny Cash, released in 2010.
Discover Esteban’s stunning and disciplined style of flamenco that is heavily influenced by atmospheric new age music and Latin pop.