SULTANS OF STRING | CHRISTMAS CARAVAN
National Arts Centre
1, rue Elgin, Ottawa, (Québec), K1P 5W1
From Romanian-jazz to flamenco and beyond, the award winning Sultans of String are Canada’s mutable masters of global string music. They return to the NAC to expand traditional notions of holiday music with their new, genre-hopping disc, “Christmas Caravan”. On it, they combine Quebecois fiddle tunes with a traditional Turkish string ensemble, re-imagine classic pop songs by the Andrews Sisters, go on a Himalayan sleigh ride, and much more. This is Christmas as you’ve never heard it, honouring countless global perspectives, and performed by some of the world’s most renowned players.