New Sultans of String Single: "Power of the Land"
NY Times and BILLBOARD charting band Sultans of String are releasing their new single on October 25, 2019. Entitled The Power of the Land, it features Ojibway Elder Dr. Duke Rebird and Indigenous artists Twin Flames.
This collaborative single The Power of the Land, with lyrics by Duke Redbird and music by Sultans of String band, will be part of a larger upcoming album entitled REFUGE to be released in 2020, featuring incredible talents from the USA/Canada, many of whom arrived as recent immigrants and refugees. We feel it is important to highlight the extraordinary contributions of those that have arrived here from around the globe, as well as global talents that have been ambassadors for peace. Each one of us has a remarkable story to tell, and we are excited to share the beauty of these collaborations with you, featuring special guests from First Nations, Turkey, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Greece, Syria, Mexico, Portugal, Cuba, and Sudan.
Refuge's potent and poetic single The Power of the Land, features the interwoven vocals of Indigenous spoken-word artist Duke Redbird and married Ottawa folk duo Twin Flames. "I actually heard Duke recite that poem years ago, " McKhool says. "I was so moved that I introduced myself to him after the performance and said, 'Have you ever thought about putting this to music?' " Fast-forward three years, to the day when McKhool realized he had finally written the right backdrop for Redbird's stirring words. "It was just one of those beautiful moments where I realized those lyrics might work perfectly."