Details: The Hart House Music Committee presents this special Sunday Concert performance featuring not only the sounds of Toronto’s premiere world music players but also the mesmerizing movements of Arabian and Flamenco dancing. Special guest performers will join the band to present a feast for the eyes and the ears.
2010 JUNO Award nominees and “Canada’s ambassadors of musical diversity” Sultans of String, thrill their audiences with their global sonic tapestry of Spanish Flamenco, Arabic folk, Cuban rhythms, and French Manouche Gypsy-jazz. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar while a funk bass lays down unstoppable grooves. Acoustic strings meet with electronic wizardry to create layers and depth of sound, while world rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.
The band is riding a wave of success from their sold out Yalla Yalla! Canadian CD release tour and triple nomination for the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards, where they won for Instrumental Group of the Year. Their debut CD Luna soared to #1 across Canada on Top Ten national radio charts, and the Sultans of String won the award for Best Variety Act from Festivals & Events Ontario as well as the 2008 International Songwriting Competition! The buzz extends into the U.S., with acclaimed promoter David Wilkes (Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Jesse Cook) now representing the band.
When: Sun, Jan. 20 at 3:00 pm
Where: Great Hall, Hart House
Sunday Concerts is Hart House’s venerable concert series, making music and history in the majesty of the Great Hall since 1922. Through Canadian music icons such as Glenn Gould and Anton Kuerti to new musical voices and world music traditions, the Sunday Concert series offers patrons a chance to experience a delightful and adventurous musical journey in an environment where in the spirit of the Hart House vision ‘all rhythms, voices and traditions converge.’