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“The Refuge Project is centered around the positive contributions of refugees and new immigrants to U.S.A. and Canada,” says bandleader Chris McKhool (ancestral name Makhoul), whose Lebanese grandfather stowed away on a ship bound for North America a century ago.

“We’re collaborating with special guests who are newcomers to this land, Indigenous artists, as well as global talents who have been ambassadors for peace. We wish to celebrate the successes of those who make the journey here and bring their extraordinary talents with them. We hope the conversations we can have as musicians will provide a model for peace that will inspire all of us.” “We love to expose people to sounds they might not have heard before,” explains McKhool, summarizing the mission statement of the groundbreaking and acclaimed world music ensemble. “And we love collaborating with other artists.” Sultans of String bring their unique brand of musical synergy and collaboration to bear on songs that speak to the challenges facing the world’s displaced peoples–their stories, their songs, their persistence and their humanity. Joined by an international cast, some of whom are recent immigrants to North America, the celebrated quintet immerses themselves in the plight of the international refugee on Refuge Project, and the humanitarian response that should greet everyone in search of a home.

Current season subscribers can renew their seats by calling the Sanderson Centre box office between June 10-29.

Tickets to the general public go on sale July 2.

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