Sultans Of String
An Interactive World Music Event
The Fallout Shelter - 61 Endicott Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
This multi-award-winning, 3x Juno-nominated and Billboard charting band creates “energetic and exciting music from a band with talent to burn!” (Maverick,UK). For more than a decade, Sultans of String have thrilled audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, Flamenco, Django-jazz, Arabic, Cuban and South Asian rhythms. The group celebrates musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity, with
world rhythms that excite audiences to their feet!
The "Sultans" will be bringing their interactive "Refuge and Sanctuary" project to the Fallout Shelter for the first time and it is going to be SPECTACULAR!! They will joined on stage via video by a host of musicians from around the world that have added to this ground-breaking interactive LIVE project.
A collaboration with over 30 musicians, including Béla Fleck, Robi Botos, Ifrah Mansour, Demetrios Petsalakis, Imad Al Taha, Amir Amiri,
Duke Redbird, Twin Flames and others on wide-ranging treatise on displaced peoples.
Addressing the struggles of life on Mother Earth has always inspired Toronto-based quintet, Sultans of String. On their visionary seventh and
eighth albums, Refuge and Sanctuary, Sultans of String bring their unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration to bear on songs that
speak to the challenges facing the world’s displaced peoples–their stories, their songs, their persistence and their humanity.
Joined by an international cast, some of whom are recent immigrants to North America, the celebrated quintet immerses themselves in the
plight of the international refugee on Refuge, and the humanitarian response that should greet everyone in search of a home.
The Sultans of String will tour with the Refuge / Sanctuary project throughout the US, Canada and Europe in 2022/23. A documentary of the
project is currently in production.
“This project is centered around the positive contributions of refugees and new immigrants to U.S.A. and Canada,” says bandleader Chris
McKhool (ancestral name Makhoul), whose Lebanese grandfather stowed away on a ship bound for North America a century ago.
“We’re collaborating with special guests on the album who are newcomers to this land, Indigenous artists, as well as global talents
who have been ambassadors for peace. We wish to celebrate the successes of those who make the journey here and bring their extraordinary talentswith them. We hope the conversations we can have as musicians will provide a model for peace that will inspire our politicians and
The Fallout Shelter is an all ages performance venue welcoming worldwide, world class music in an intimate setting. Our studio audience attends to watch the creation and production of the music television series The Extended Play Sessions. The Fallout Shelter events are immersive experiences for both audience and performers alike...a live music experience like no other.We have a wide selection of beer and wine for your adult beverage pleasures and each show comes with a free commemorative event poster. The Fallout Shelter requires proof of Covid Vaccination for entry. Please have your card or a photo for entry. Seating is general admission and the doors open at 6PM. We recommend you arrive at the time the doors open.