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Sultans of String play LA's McCabe's Guitar Shop and makes KCRW's Rhythm Planet - 'October Concert Picks'

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The instrumental group Sultans of String hails from Toronto, Ontario. They play barn hoe-down style as well as flamenco, Arabic folk, and French gypsy-jazz. While you're at McCabe's, be sure to check out all the guitars on their hallowed walls but observe the "refrain from clutching to bosom" signs on them. Click HERE for tickets and more information.

The band performs a timely song in this video (featuring Ifrah Mansour on vocals) that shows their musical reach and empathy:

Sultans of String celebrate diversity and creativity with warmth and virtuosity. They have done that with artists such as Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains, Richard Bona, Benoit Bourque (Bottine Souriante), Nikki Yanofsky, Alex Cuba, Ruben Blades, Crystal Shawanda and Ken Whiteley. With their historic and visionary seventh album Refuge (coming in 2020), Chris McKhool and co. bring their unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration into the studio like never before. Their most ambitious, diverse, inclusive and passionately political album, Refuge puts the Toronto-based Sultans face-to-face with a VIP roster of artists from around the globe - including American banjo master Bela Fleck, Israeli vocalist Yasmin Levy and others, like Iraqi violinst Imah Al Taha and Iranian santur master Amir Amiri, who have fled the peril and persecution of their homelands for the safer shores of North America. 

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