Welcome to the official Chris McKhool website! Here you'll find information on all of Chris' children's concerts & CDs, as well as Chris' adult Sultans of String World-Jazz-Flamenco Violin site.
Hailed as a "Children's musical star" (National Post) and "Canada's greatest eco-troubadour for young people" (Mississauga Living Arts Centre), Chris McKhool is one of Canada's hottest children's musicians. Chris has been touring across Canada with his children's concerts for over ten years, reaching almost 1 million children, and has appeared on Mr. Dressup, YTV's Treehouse, TVOntario's Crawlspace and the CBC.
A champion of environmental issues, Chris won a 2005 Green Toronto Award of Excellence and was a finalist for the Environment Canada Action Award for his work in schools and communities across Canada with his CD and concert "Earth, Seas & Air". He has also won a Parent's Choice Award in the U.S. for his CD of the same name, produced by Ken Whiteley (Raffi). He has been the recipient of Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council, FACTOR and PromoFact Awards.
Feel free to call 1-800-MCKHOOL or email firstname.lastname@example.org to say hello, or for more information about booking Chris McKhool into your festival, series, or school.
Sultans of String
Sultans of String are Canadas ambassadors of musical diversity. The band romps through an energized adventure of Latin, Gypsyjazz, Middle Eastern and folk rhythms, 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. World rhythms excite audiences to their feet with the irresistible need to dance.
Sultans of String have been called groundbreaking virtuoso boundary pushing infectious visionary brilliant and absolutely stunning! (The Live Music Report). Their debut CD Luna soared to # 1 across Canada on Top Ten national radio charts, and won the award for Best Variety Act from Festivals & Events Ontario. They were finalists in the Toronto, Ontario, Canadian and International Independent Music Awards, winning both the best song and best instrumental categories for the 2007 Ontario Independent Music Awards.