Win tickets to see Sultans of String

The Sultans of String will be playing close to home for band leader Chris McKhool, with a special show scheduled for May 4 as part of the newly-named Kingston Road Village Concert Series.

The show is partially a fundraiser for the venue, Kingston Road United Church, which needs funds to upgrade accessibility. There are also eventual plans for a proper stage, as currently musical acts perform on a stage built on milk crates.

The band will be performing with sitar master Anwar Khurshid, whose music may be familiar to movie fans from films such as Life of Pi or The Love Guru.

Chris McKhool, left, of the Sultans of String, and Anwar Khurshid will perform at Kingston Road United Church on May 4. Two readers will win a box set of Sultans CDs and a pair of tickets to the show, which will raise funds for the church. PHOTO: Jon Muldoon
Chris McKhool, left, of the Sultans of String, and Anwar Khurshid will perform at Kingston Road United Church on May 4. Two readers will win a box set of Sultans CDs and a pair of tickets to the show, which will raise funds for the church.
PHOTO: Jon Muldoon

Both Khurshid and McKhool said they are excited about performing together, adding even more new flavour to the Sultans’ varied mix of musical styles.

McKhool (originally spelled Makhoul) counts Irish, Lebanese and Egyptian music in his upbringing. Khurshid makes a practice of fusing his traditional Indian sounds with music styles from around the world. Add to the mix the Latin-influenced guitar work of original Sultan Kevin Laliberté, and fans of good music from around the world are bound to enjoy the show.

The Sultans have donated two pairs of tickets, along with two box sets collecting all four of the band’s albums, to be given away to two lucky Beach Metro News readers. All you have to do is answer the following trivia question: which Sultans of String song is named for a killer whale?

Email your answer to editor@beachmetro.com, with Sultans of String contest as the subject line. Two names will be drawn on April 30 from entries with the correct answer. Winners will need to be able to pick up their prize from the Beach Metro News office at 2196 Gerrard St. E.

More details on the concert will be published in the April 29 edition of Beach Metro News.


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