Festival du Monde Arabe Montreal

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Country and Region CanadaQuebec
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Alchimies, Creatiions et Cultures
Festival du Monde Araqbe de Montreal
1305, rue Mazuarette, Suite 200
Montreal, Quebec, H4H 1G8
Phone: +01 514-747-0000
Fax: +01 514-332-5419
Email: info@festivalarabe.com

Festival Dates October 25 - November 10, 2013
Festival Links http://www.festivalarabe.com/

Festival Events:

Artist feature 2012:
  • Sultans of String (Canada)
    • 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, celebrating musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. 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. A Canadian string super-group, Sultans of String include 6-string violinist and 2009 JUNO AWARD nominee Chris McKhool (who has guest starred with Jesse Cook and Pavlo), duelling guitar wizards Kevin Laliberté (Jesse Cook) & Eddie Paton (Robert Michaels), bass masters Drew Birston (Chantal Kreviazuk) & David Woodhead (Loreena McKennitt), and the jaw dropping talent of Cuban percussionists Chendy Leon & Alberto Suarez! The band is riding a wave of success from their sold out Yalla Yalla! Canadian CD release tour, their national features on CTV’s CanadaAM and CBC’s Canada Live, and their triple nomination for the 2009 Canadian Folk Music Awards, winning Instrumental Group of the Year. Both their CDs 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 2009 International Songwriting Competition! The buzz extends into the US, with acclaimed promoter David Wilkes (Emmylou Harris, Bela Fleck, Jesse Cook) now representing the band.
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