Support a Syrian family

Four million Syrians have registered or are waiting to register with the UN High Commission of Refugees, who is leading the regional emergency response. More than half of all Syrian refugees are under the age of 18.

Sponsoring refugees requires a big commitment by a group of Canadian citizens. There is a group of dedicated people who are raising 27,000$ in an indigo campaign to sponsor a family, and Sultans of String is happy to help out.  We raised $1,200 from our Toronto show to go towards their fundraising efforts, and you can get involved here.

CD RELEASE CONCERT! Fri. Oct 30 at Trinity St. Paul’s in Toronto!

Hello Friends, I hope you can join us for what will be an amazingly fun concert at one of our favourite venues on the planet, Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W, in Toronto. Friday Oct 30 at 8 pm.

We are serving up a feast of ragas, reels and rumbas from our new release, Subcontinental Drift, with sitar master Anwar Khurshid (Oscar winning Life of Pi, Love Guru),  Special guests also include Ravi Naimpally on Tabla (Tasa), Québec dancer Genevieve Beaulieu, guest singers, and emcee Mary Ito from CBC’s Fresh Air.

Tix: $20 / $15 college/ $5 high school,

“Energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!”
Maverick Magazine UK


New album SUBCONTINENTAL DRIFT now on iTunes!

We are super excited about a our album, released TODAY on iTunes as a pre-release and in stores September 25 through Fontana North. (and in the USA in January through CEN (Sony/RED).



Filled with ragas, reels and rumbas, Subcontinental Drift is Sultans of String’s fifth album, and features a special guest musician, sitar master Anwar Khurshid (famous for playing on Oscar winning film Life of Pi, and The Love Guru).
While we are known for spotlighting treasured special guests from around the world, this is our first offering where some of the songwriting was also done together.  “There is something really magical about joining world music rhythms that we often play, but with pop sensibilities and forms and lengths, and blending that with the music of the East”, says bandleader/fiddler Chris McKhool.


Upcoming Fall Dates!


California 2015 Tour

Coming up soon, our tour in California! Tickets now online for all shows.

Aug 6, 2015, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, California,

Aug 7, 2015, Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, Auburn, California,

Aug 8, 2015, Sutter Creek Theatre, Sutter Creek, California,

Aug 9, 2015, noon, San Jose Jazz Festival, California,


Hillside Festival here we come!

We are very much looking forward to performing at Hillside Festival Sunday July 26, with a young audience show at the Rainbow stage at 1 pm, and the Lake Stag at 8 pm with the full band!

June 28, Hugh’s Room- Special concert and YouTube Video Taping

Hi all!  after ten years of playing with my good buddy Kevin Laliberté in various band configurations, we are finally doing what I have dreamed of for years, a DUO concert at our favourite club in Toronto!

This concert will be videotaped to make YouTube videos of our duo show.  You will be a BIG part of the fun… Come and bring your friends and enthusiasm!

We also thought this would also be a great opportunity to support an arts charity that is very close to our hearts, ArtsCan Circle, and a portion of the proceeds from this concert are going to ArtsCan Circle.

Hugh’s Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON  M6R 1X6,  $10adv/12 door.  chris kevin duo arch 374A3809-1

For dinner reservations or tickets please call the club during regular business hours @ 416-531-6604 or email or online


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