Sultans of String to release new cd in Nelson

Sultans of String will release their high octane worldbeat-jazz-symphonic mash-up, 'Symphony' at the Capitol Theatre this coming Wednesday.

Sultans of String play the Capitol Theatre this Wednesday.

Sultans of String will release their high octane worldbeat-jazz-symphonic mash-up, Symphony at the Capitol Theatre this coming Wednesday.

Known for dizzying roots music jams, poly-rhythms and revved up riffs, the Sultans of String sound can’t be pinned down — it’s Sable Island meets the Silk Road, with detours through the Gypsy-Jazz coffeehouses of Eastern Europe, next an East Coast Kitchen Party, over to the majestic Arctic, then to the bustling markets of Lebanon.

The band is led by Juno-nominated six-string violinist Chris McKhool who grew up in a Lebanese-Egyptian house bursting with music and diversity. Growing up, he was fed a steady diet of delicious musicality alongside Middle Eastern cuisine and violin lessons.

When McKhool first heard founding guitarist Kevin Laliberté’s rumba rhythm, their musical synergy created Sultans of String’s signature sound — the intimate and playful relationship between violin and guitar.

From this rich foundation, the dynamic duo has grown, featuring such amazing musical friends as second guitarist Eddie Paton, bass master Drew Birston, and Cuban percussionist Chendy Leon, as well as special guests such as folk pop darlings Dala, The Chieftains’ Paddy Moloney, ukulele giant James Hill, and others.

Don’t miss them at the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, January 29. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults or $11 for seniors/students, available at the Capitol Theatre box office.

Just Posted

Site C dam goes ahead, cost estimate now up to $10.7 billion

Premier John Horgan says Christy Clark left him no other choice

Leafs dig out of funk

Mid-season stumble ends with 4-1 win

PHOTOS: Whitewater opens season in style

On Friday Whitewater opened for the 2017/2018 winter season — the stoke was real

Nelson plans sewer and water rate increases for 2018

The increase will amount to $18.00 per year for a single family dwelling

Nelson remembers victims of gender violence

The B.C. government announced $112,280 in additional funding to local women organizations

Nelson council updates banner policy

The purpose of the banner is to publicize events

Paul Saso releases Kootenay Inspired at Nelson Touchstones

8 years in the making, Saso’s book looks at the people who inspire him in our community

Glacier trio shines in Kelowna

Dafni van Hellemond, Eden Bellman and Brianne Stefani took home 12 medals last weekend

COLUMN: 100 years since the Halifax explosion

Greg Scott looks at significant events from the past 100 years.

COLUMN: Trimming back for the holidays

Anne DeGrace talks about cutting back over Christmas

Liberal Hogg wins South Surrey-White Rock byelection over Conservative Findlay

B.C. riding to be represented by non-conservative for first time in decades

Six-year-old boy needs $19,000 a month to treat rare form of arthritis

Mother of sick Sooke boy asks government to help fund treatments

Most Read