Help Sultans of String Record Their New Christmas Caravan CD!

I have been working with Chris McKhool and 3x Juno-nominated Sultans of String for the past six years and I love these guys, but I have a confession to make. I’d love this group of Canadian musicians if I’d never worked with them. I would still be a super fan because they’re superb musicians at the peak of their craft who blend genres of music like a gourmet chef creates new recipes, and with each album they release, they astonish me with their talent more and more.

Sultans of String is in the studio recording their 6th CD… a world music Christmas Caravan and they’re really excited about and proud of this project! This is a Christmas album but approached from the perspective of a world music band. We would love for you to take a look at the EPK video for this album at:

http://kapipal.com/projects/recording-our-christmas-caravan-cd/

Sultans of String explore diverse genres, from Quebecois fiddle tunes to collaborating with a traditional Turkish string ensemble. They jump from the classic sounds of the Andrews Sisters to a Himalayan sleigh ride to African roots music, Gypsy-jazz, rumba flamenco, and ska, to the grandeur of the symphony.  They made a dream list of their favourite vocal artists to join them, all of whom agreed to join in the fun! This is their most exciting album yet, and the vocal guests infuse a tremendous amount of energy into their music. You’ll have to watch the video to find out who they are!

These independent recording artists have no record company support, so they need to raise money to finish production… but they are not asking for handouts. Rather, they are offering fun incentives to encourage your support – and you can truly become part of this journey with them. You can pre-order the album, get advance concert tickets, even the Executive Producer credit is up for grabs, along with the front row of seats at their banner CD release concert at Toronto’s Isabel Theatre on December 2, 2017!

If you love what you hear, we would be grateful if you’d share this link http://kapipal.com/projects/recording-our-christmas-caravan-cd/ with your friends.

Sultans of String wouldn’t be able to continue to make new music without you.

Thanks for listening!

www.sultansofstring.com

Pre-order Sultans of String’s SUBCONTINENTAL DRIFT CD Now!

Sultans of String with Anwar Khurshid2015 Juno nominees and 2x Canadian Folk Award winners Sultans of String are proud and excited to be recording their fifth CD with sitar virtuoso Anwar Khurshid, called Subcontinental Drift!

You can PRE-ORDER THE CD and other great stuff now at
http://www.kapipal.com/sultansofstringwithanwarkhurshid ← CLICK HERE!

Sultans of String will mail personally signed CDs to you, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015, before they hit the streets! AND you can come see them in person at Toronto’s newly renovated and gorgeous Trinity-St Paul’s United Church and Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts on October 30, 2015.


More background info:

2015 JUNO Award Nominees and 2x Canadian Folk Music Award winners SULTANS OF STRING, “Ambassadors of Canada’s musical diversity” include 6-string violinist Chris McKhool (who has guest starred with Pavlo and Jesse Cook), dueling guitar czars Kevin Laliberté (Jesse Cook) and Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels), bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk, Amanda Martinez), and the jaw dropping talent of Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon (Alex Cuba)!

In this special recording, Sultans of String meet the electricity of sitar master Anwar Khurshid in an innovative collaboration that transcends categorization. Anwar’s sitar playing has been featured in Oscar-winning film Life of Pi and The Love Guru. Originally from Pakistan, Anwar now makes Canada his home, regularly collaborating with musicians from other genres including Blues, Jazz, African, Middle Eastern, and Asian music, and has performed across Europe, USA and Asia.

Music has the ability to bring together people and cultures in a way that emulates what we love to see in the world, creating a collaboration that breaks down the barriers that divide us, and helping us to see our common humanity, and providing a model for peace.

Help Sultans of String Record with a SYMPHONY!

 

Hello Sultans of String fans, friends & music lovers,

2010 JUNO Award Nominees and Canadian Folk Music Award winners SULTANS OF STRING, are heading back to the studio to record their fourth CD… with a SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA! And you can help them get their record out!

Sultans of String had their triumphant live orchestra debut under the direction of Maestro John Morris Russell, Conductor of Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Windsor Symphony Orchestra.  Stunning beautiful arrangements were created by Rebecca Pellett, an illustrious composer who has arranged for the Toronto and Windsor Symphony Orchestras, True North Brass, and several IMAX and Hollywood film productions.

Their new recording will feature Sultans of String accompanied by a full Symphony Orchestra, serving up their genre-bending, spicy stew of Spanish Flamenco, French Manouche Gypsy Jazz, Middle Eastern Folk, and Cuban rhythms. “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” include 6-string violinist Chris McKhool (who has guest starred with Pavlo and Jesse Cook), dueling guitar czars Kevin Laliberté (Jesse Cook) and Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels), bass master Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk, Amanda Martinez), and the jaw dropping talent of Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon (Alex Cuba)!

Watch some examples of them with the wonderful Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAXUW0IAzuA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2bkipWP2aM

Sultans of String are very excited about their new songs, which include:

• Monti’s Revenge, inspired by the classic Hungarian Czardas by Vittorio Monti
• Palmas, a powerful rumba flamenco written by Eddie
• Will You Marry Me?, a quirky and touching marriage proposal song written by Chris
• Despegando, a suspenseful dramatic piece written by Rebecca, commissioned for this recording
• And Symphonic versions of our greatest hits including Luna, Josie, Alhambra, Al Vuelo, Sable Island and Road to Kfarmishki!

THEY NEED YOUR HELP!

The Sultans’ budget to make another JUNO Award quality CD with a SYMPHONY is $60,000, and they’re hoping to raise $30,000 with this Kapipal. They are independent recording artists with no record company support, so they need to raise money right away to start production!

YOU CAN HELP by pledging your support.  They have some incentives to encourage your support and you can truly become part of this journey with the Sultans of String.  The more you give, the more you get! (Great for family, corporate, birthday and holiday gifts — you can opt for a bunch of their current titles for gifts for this season.)

Here are some super-fancy rewards you receive:

$20 Beautifully designed, personally signed copy of the new CD mailed to you, before it hits the streets!

$100+ Signed copy of the new CD mailed to you, before it hits the street, plus 4 more CDs of your choice from their collection (5 CDs total), plus 2 free passes to any one concert next year, plus a credit in the liner notes!

$200+ Up to 10 CDs as above, 4 free passes to any one concert next year, plus a credit in the liner notes!

$500+ Up to 30 CDs as above, 5 autographed concert posters, 6 free passes to any one concert next year, plus a credit in the liner notes!

$1,000+ Up to 30 CDs and credit as above, plus a Sultans of String duo Concert or Chris McKhool Children’s Concert for private audience of up to 50 friends, within a two hour drive of Toronto, plus an Apple 2GB iPod Shuffle with the entire collection of Sultans of String and Chris McKhool Children’s Music, plus 2 free passes to all concerts in the next year!

$2,500+ Up to 100 CDs and credit as above, plus a full band Sultans of String Concert or Chris McKhool Children’s Concert for private audience of up to 100 friends, within a three hour drive of Toronto, plus an Apple 2GB iPod Shuffle with the entire collection of Sultans of String and Chris McKhool Children’s Music, plus 2 free passes to all concerts in the next year!

$5,000+ All of the above (up to 200 CDs), plus a full band public Sultans of String or Chris McKhool Children’s Concert within a 5 hour drive of Toronto (or further if we are on tour in your area), plus an Associate Producer credit in the liner notes, and corporate or personal logo on back cover!

$10,000+ All of the above (up to 400 CDs), plus an Associate Producer credit in the liner notes, and corporate or personal logo on back cover!

$20,000+ All of the above (up to 1000 CDs), plus an Executive Producer credit in the liner notes, and corporate or personal logo on back cover, and name your reward! (email chris@fiddlefire.com to discuss)

Together we can make this happen —
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT MUSIC!