Ancient Future

Location:
San Francisco, California, United States

Musical Group:
Ensemble

Instrumentation:
Acoustic Guitar, Violin, Tablas, Keyboards, Piano, Kalimba/Mbira (Thumb Piano), ...

Music Styles:
World, World Fusion


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The latest World Rhythms News covers Arabic rhythms and offers a musical scavenger hunt to win music education downloads of the companion audio and MIDI files from "Ancient Traditions - Future Possibilities." http://www.ancient-future.com/worldrhythms16.html
Posted on Wed., Jul. 18, 2018 - 2:56 AM


The Ancient Future Times Friday the 13th Edition is out now with 13 ways to win music education materials! http://www.ancient-future.com/newsjuly2018.html
Posted on Fri., Jul. 13, 2018 - 3:55 AM


Ancient Future featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, Arabic violin virtuoso Georges Lammam, Arabic percussion master Antoine Lammam, and keyboardist extraordinaire Doug McKeehan performs Saturday, July 28, at 8 PM, at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, California.
http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_7_28_18.html
Posted on Wed., Jun. 27, 2018 - 10:37 PM


What is the plural of Ancient Future? That cryptic question is finally answered in the latest Ancient Future Times!
http://www.ancient-future.com/newsmay2018.html
Posted on Thu., May. 17, 2018 - 3:20 AM


Ancient Future will perform a free educational library concert featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort with accompaniment by Indian tabla master Vishal Nagar on Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 2 to 3 PM, at Sonoma Valley Regional Library at 755 West Napa Street in Sonoma.

http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_9_6_17-1_6_18.html
Posted on Tue., May. 1, 2018 - 10:19 PM


The latest Ancient Future Times is out now with major news about the future of world fusion! http://www.ancient-future.com/newsapril2018.html
Posted on Fri., Apr. 6, 2018 - 1:39 AM


The trailblazing world music group Ancient Future will perform as a duet featuring scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and Uzbek percussion master Abbos Kosimov on Saturday, April 28, at 8 PM, at Watermelon Music, located at 1970 Lake Blvd, Suite #1, in Davis, California. Doors open at 7:30 PM. Admission is $15. Tickets are available at Watermelon Music. For more information, visit watermelonmusic.com, call 530-758-4010, or email info@watermelonmusic.com.

http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_4_28_18.html
Posted on Sun., Mar. 11, 2018 - 7:39 PM



 
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World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort with Uzbek Percussion Virtuoso Abbos Kosimov

One of the variations of the trailblazing world fusion music ensemble, Ancient Future, this duet features world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort accompanied by Uzbek percussion virtuoso Abbos Kosimov. ...
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Posted on Sun., Mar. 11, 2018 - 7:38 PM


World Rhythms 15: We Have the Beats!
http://www.ancient-future.com/worldrhythms15.html
Posted on Wed., Dec. 13, 2017 - 3:34 AM


The latest Ancient Future Times is out now! http://www.ancient-future.com/newsnov2017.html
Posted on Sat., Nov. 4, 2017 - 12:20 PM


The latest Ancient Future Times: Beats by the Books http://www.ancient-future.com/newssept2017.html
Posted on Tue., Sep. 5, 2017 - 2:42 AM


Ancient Future Performs Free Educational Library Concerts in Sonoma County California: http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_9_6_17-1_6_18.html
Posted on Tue., Aug. 29, 2017 - 1:21 AM


Where's the Beat? From Ancient Rhythms to Future Grooves for Gizmos, Gadgets and Thingamajigs: http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_atfp.html
Posted on Wed., Aug. 9, 2017 - 5:14 PM


The latest Ancient Future Times is all about restoring the ritual of reverent resonance. Music matters! http://www.ancient-future.com/newsjune2017.html
Posted on Tue., May. 30, 2017 - 4:43 PM


The San Francisco International Arts Festival features these Ancient-Future.com Recording Artists: Ancient Future Guitar-Sitar Jugalbandi with Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar), Pandit Habib Khan (sitar) and Ferhan Qureshi (tabla) June 1; Mariah Parker (piano) and her Indo Latin Chamber Jazz Sextet with Paul McCandless (woodwinds), Sascha Jacobsen (bass), Jim Hurley (violin), Ian Dogole (percussion) and Montfort June 3; and a Global Guitar Summit with Giacomo Fiore (classical), Teja Gerken (fingerstyle), and Montfort June 4. More info:
http://ancient-future.com/pr_6_1-4_17.html
Posted on Wed., Apr. 12, 2017 - 1:50 AM


Be the early bird to get the world. Music, that is! The latest Ancient Future Times is out now! http://www.ancient-future.com/newsmarch2017.html
Posted on Tue., Mar. 14, 2017 - 2:32 AM


The latest Ancient Future Times is out now, celebrating 38 years of World Fusion Music: http://www.ancient-future.com/newsfeb2017.html
Posted on Wed., Feb. 8, 2017 - 8:48 PM


The latest Ancient Future Times is now out, showing ways to make world fusion music great again in alternate universes. Might make you feel good celebrating the end of 2016! http://ancient-future.com/newsjan2017.html
Posted on Thu., Dec. 29, 2016 - 9:43 PM



 
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Future Ancient News from an Alt-Left Universe

In this news release from an imaginary alternate universe, Bernie Sanders's slogan, "An Ancient Future to Believe In," leads to a proposal to employ the world music group Ancient Future in internation...
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Posted on Mon., Dec. 19, 2016 - 10:07 PM


Celebrating the exact 38th anniversary of their first concert, the trailblazing world music group Ancient Future will perform as part of the Trinity Chamber Concerts Series in Berkeley on February 11, 2017.
http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_2_11_17.html
Posted on Tue., Dec. 6, 2016 - 3:28 PM


Future Ancient News from an Alt-Left Universe: President-Elect Sanders Proposes US Musical Ambassador to the United Nations!
http://ancient-future.com/pr_alt_left_usmaun.html
Posted on Thu., Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:34 PM


The latest Ancient Future Times is dedicated in loving memory to original Ancient Future member Phil Fong. RIP. http://www.ancient-future.com/newsoct2016.html
Posted on Sat., Sep. 24, 2016 - 3:44 AM


Ancient Future

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Posted on Thu., Aug. 11, 2016 - 2:21 AM


AFT Phone Home! The latest Ancient Future Times is out now, and it's mobile friendly for the first time!? http://www.ancient-future.com/newsjuly2016.html
Posted on Tue., Jul. 26, 2016 - 12:15 AM


Ancient Future

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Posted on Thu., Jun. 23, 2016 - 5:34 PM


New fan funded tracks added to the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings by Ancient Future: http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_afar_2016.html
Posted on Sat., Jun. 18, 2016 - 2:06 AM


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Ancient Future

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Posted on Mon., May. 16, 2016 - 6:28 AM


Now you can go through Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort's world rhythms training manual "Ancient Traditions - Future Possibilities" with the author by taking advantage of private lessons via Skype! And we've just added half hour and 45 minute lessons and they are on sale! http://www.ancient-future.com/skype.html
Posted on Sat., Apr. 30, 2016 - 10:50 AM


The latest Ancient Future Times is out now: http://www.ancient-future.com/newsapril2016.html
Posted on Wed., Mar. 23, 2016 - 9:37 PM


Ancient Future has two California concerts coming up in April!

April 3, in Willits:

http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_4_3_16.html

April 9, in Occidental:

http://www.ancient-future.com/pr_4_9_16.html
Posted on Sat., Mar. 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM


Ancient Future

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Posted on Sat., Oct. 17, 2015 - 1:02 AM


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Ancient Future

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Ancient Future

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Posted on Sat., Oct. 17, 2015 - 1:01 AM


Ancient Future

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Ancient Future

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Ancient Future

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Ancient Future

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Posted on Sat., Oct. 17, 2015 - 1:01 AM


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Bookenka (The Adventurer) from 'World Without Walls' Reunion at Freight & Salvage

Ancient Future's 'World Without Walls' Reunion Concert at the Freight & Salvage, Oct. 16, 2013, featuring Doug McKeehan (piano), Kash Killion (bass), Ian Dogole (percussion), Matthew Montfort (scallop...
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Posted on Sun., Dec. 8, 2013 - 10:30 PM


The latest Ancient Future Times is now out!

http://www.ancient-future.com/newsdec2013.html
Posted on Sun., Dec. 8, 2013 - 10:26 PM


In a first for Ancient Future, their upcoming 'World Without Walls' reunion concert will be streamed live for $5 at http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/ancient-future. Very exciting!
Posted on Tue., Sep. 24, 2013 - 3:43 AM


Fall into the Future with the latest Ancient Future Times!

http://www.ancient-future.com/newssept2013.html
Posted on Tue., Sep. 24, 2013 - 3:42 AM


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World Music Site of Pioneering Band Ancient Future Announces Fall into the Future Sale

Ancient-Future.com hosts a limited time 'Fall into the Future' sale on books and CDs with the lowest prices ever offered. The band's fan funded 'Archive of Future Ancient Recordings' is close to a fundraising milestone propelling A.F.A.R. to fall into the future with two new studio tracks coming soon in addition to the eight tracks already available to subscribers.

Posted on Tue., Sep. 24, 2013 - 3:40 AM



has added a Ancient Future Performs 'Indra's Net' at video

Ancient Future Performs 'Indra's Net' at "World Without Walls" Reunion

To celebrate Ancient Future's first worldwide live streaming video concert from the Freight and Salvage October 16, 2013, at 8 PM PDT, a live video recording of a medley of Matthew Montfort's 'Alap...

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Posted on Tue., Sep. 24, 2013 - 3:36 AM


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End of the Beginning of the Ancient Future Sale

There's been much ado concerning the end of the current 5125 year cycle of the Mayan Long Count calendar on December 21, 2012. Legend has it that the first of seven Mayan prophecies refers to the last 20 years of this cycle (1992-2012) as the 'The Time of No-Time.' But far from being the end of the world, evidently the end of the 'Time of No-Time' is party time! According to USA TODAY, Sandra N...

Posted on Wed., Dec. 5, 2012 - 2:35 PM


 

Sounds like it's about "time". : )

Wed., Dec. 5, 2012 - 2:55 PM

The latest Ancient Future Times is now out!

http://www.ancient-future.com/newsdec2012.html
Posted on Wed., Dec. 5, 2012 - 2:30 PM


 


Ancient Future Times: End of the Beginning 2012
In This Issue: Celebrate the 'Time of No-Time' with Ancient Future; First Studio Track Added to the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble in Live Recording Session at the Freight, Berkeley, 1/20/2013; Private Lessons with One of the World's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists

Wed., Dec. 5, 2012 - 2:32 PM
In August 2012, Ancient Future leader and scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort was added to DigitalDreamDoor.com's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists list. Matthew Montfort joins luminaries such as Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Chet Atkins, John Fahey, Adrian Legg, Merle Travis, John Renbourn, Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, Pierre Bensusan, Toni Rice, Alex De Grassi, Stefan Grossman, Artie Traum, Joni Mitchell, and Peppino D'Agostino in receiving this honor.
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To celebrate Ancient Future's reunion concert at Yoshi's SF, Ancient Future's classic 1990 World Without Walls recording is scheduled to be released by Capitol Records for the first time ever at major digital retailers such as iTunes and Amazon.com MP3 Store on June 7, 2011.
Posted on Wed., Jun. 1, 2011 - 10:01 PM