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All Nick concerts are held at the Crescent Heights Community Hall, 1101 2nd St. N.W. Doors open at 7:00 and showtime is 7:30.
Their CDs have received three JUNO nominations and three Canadian Folk Music Awards. Violinist Chris McKhool and guitarist Kevin Laliberté earned this year’s Ontario Songs From the Heart Instrumental Award for Road to Kfarmishki. McKhool and Richard Bona also won the Folk Music From Around the World award for the song Sing for Kwanzaa. With their CD, Subcontinental Drift, they serve up a blend of ragas, reels and rumbas with special guest, sitar master Anwar Khurshid who will perform with them at the Nick. Thrilling their audiences with their genre-hopping passport of Celtic reels, flamenco, Gypsy-jazz, Arabic, Cuban, and South Asian rhythms, Sultans of String celebrate musical fusion and human creativity with warmth and virtuosity. Fiery violin dances with rumba-flamenco guitar, while bass and percussion lay 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.
His introductory album, Wayfarer, and sophomore album, Strong Man’s Address to the Circus Crowd, each earned Canadian Folk Music Award nominations for Young Performer of the Year. This fall, Benjamin received the Folk Music Ontario Songs From the Heart, Roots and Blues Award for The Soldier Song. With strong influences stemming from traditional music and the east coast, Benjamin’s hard-driving fiddle technique is transformed into his own contemporary style. With his unique voice, Benjamin’s third album, Whisky & Pine, delivers reflective emotion and warm harmonies. His poetic ballads blend flawlessly with his rousing guitar and fiddle compositions for an engaging live performance.
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