“Nîmihito (Dance)” is a collaborative album between the Canadian world music group Sultans of String and the First Nations Pow Wow drum group Northern Cree. The album features a blend of traditional and contemporary musical styles, including fiddle, guitar, and Pow Wow drumming. The album showcases the musical heritage and culture of both groups, while also exploring themes of unity and cross-cultural collaboration.

Critics have praised the album for its innovative sound, tight musicianship, and cultural significance. The album has been described as a powerful and moving tribute to the Indigenous peoples of North America, and a testament to the enduring power of music to bring people together. Overall, “Nîmihito (Dance)” is considered a must-listen for fans of world music, indigenous music, and anyone interested in exploring the rich cultural heritage of North America.

UPCOMING SULTANS OF STRING TOUR DATES:

13 FEB – Hillside Inside, Guelph, ON

17 MAR – Shelton Auditorium, Shelton, WA 

18 MAR – Edmonds Center for the Arts, Edmonds, WA

20 MAR – Poncan Theatre, Ponca City, OK

23 MAR – Fine Arts Center – Western NM University, Silver City, NM 

25 MAR – Payson Auditorium, Payson, AZ

27 MAR – Performing Arts Center, Lake Havasu City, AZ

28 MAR – Mohave High School Auditorium, Bullhead City, AZ 

30 MAR – Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center, Borrego Springs, CA

15 APR – First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln, NE 

12 MAY – Marble Arts Centre, Tweed, ON

13 MAY – Bancroft Village Playhouse, Bancroft, ON

14 MAY – Bryan Jones Theatre, Lakefield College, Lakefield, ON

26 MAY – Brockville Arts Centre, Brockville, ON

CHRIS TALKS MORE ABOUT UPCOMING ALBUM “WALKING THROUGH THE FIRE”:

Nîmihito (Dance) is the first single off our upcoming Sultans of String album entitled Walking Through the Fire, the most ambitious and important project of our career, a CD and concert of collaborations with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit artists across Turtle Island. We are creating this recording concert in the spirit of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action, and Final Report that asks for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to work together as an opportunity to show a path forward. We know that as a society we can’t move ahead without acknowledging and reflecting on the past. Before reconciliation can occur, the full truth of the Indigenous experience in this country needs to be told, so we’ve been calling on Indigenous artists to share with us their stories, their experience, and their lives, so we settler Canadians can continue our learning about the history of residential schools, of genocide, and of inter-generational impacts of colonization.

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