Ancient Future in Concert
"Ancient Future is a rare kind of band that might simultaneously aggravate purists, confound New Age dilettantes, seduce skeptics, and dazzle just about everybody else. Delicious compositions, intricate arrangements, crisp playing and impeccable production put these ambitious voyagers in a league of their own." –Derk Richardson, San Francisco Bay Guardian
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2000 Confirmed Public Concert Dates of Ancient-Future.Com Records Artists
- Thursday January 27, 2000, time TBA, School Assembly, Amador County, CA. Contact: Amador County Arts Council at 209-267-9038
- Friday January 28, 2000, time TBA, School Assembly, Amador County, CA. Contact: Amador County Arts Council at 209-267-9038
- Saturday, January 29, 2000, 7:00 p.m., Sutter Creek Auditorium, Downtown Sutter Creek, CA. Contact: Amador County Arts Council at 209-267-9038
Review: Ancient Future at Sutter Creek
- Monday, April 3, 2000, noon, Ancient Future Planet Jammin Trio with Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar), Ustad Habib Khan (sitar), and Arshad Syed (tabla), San Francisco State University, Stage on Quad/Main Lawn, 1650 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA. Free Contact: Muata Kenyatta at 415-338-2442
- Friday, April 7, 2000, 7 to 9 p.m., World jazz jam session with Ancient Future leader Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar), Patti Weiss (violin), and Arshad Syed (tabla), Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California St., San Francico, CA. Free. Contact Bazaar Cafe at 415-831-5620
- Sunday, May 7, 2000, 7 p.m., Ancient Future Trio, Benefit for Himalayan Fair, King Middle School, Berkeley, CA.
- Sunday, May 28, 2000, 6 p.m., Habib Khan (Indian sitar) with Matthew Montfort, San Francisco World Music Festival, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA, Adm: $22. Contact San Francisco World Music Festival at 415-391-0367
- Friday June 16, 2000, 8 p.m.. Mindia Devi Klein with (bansuri & silver flutes, balinese gamelan) Tim Witter (tabla, mridangam, and percussion) and Matthew Montfort, (scalloped fretboard guitar), Clarion World Music Center, China Town, 816 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA. Contact Clarion at 415- 391-1317 or email: email@example.com
- Saturday, July 8, 2000, 8 p.m., Kentucky Mine Amphitheater, Hwy. 49 1 mile north of Sierra City, CA. Contact: Sierra County Historical Society at 530-862-1310
- Saturday, July 15, 2000, 6:30 p.m., Habib Khan Indian Jazz Ensemble Ecstasy Party with Ustad Habib Khan (sitar), Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla), Matthew Montfort, (scalloped fretboard guitar), George Brooks (sax), and Ira Stein (piano), Spangenberg Theater, Gunn High School, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto, CA. Contact: Anand Narayan at 510-791-6912, Sriram Chatrathi at 408-736-7607, Pramodini Gattu at 650-965-9162, or Shobha Khan at 408-528-0786
- Friday, July 28, 2000, 5:30 to 8 p.m., Rollin' on the River Festival, Downtown Reno, NV. Contact Reno News and Review at 775-324-4400
- Saturday, August 5, 2000, Ancient Future Duet featuring Matthew Montfort and Emam, East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St., Mountain View, CA. Contact East West Bookshop at 650-988-9800
- Tuesday, August 15 through Thursday, August 17, Ustad Habib Khan (sitar), Matthew Montfort, (scalloped fretboard guitar), Atlantis (an amazing club reviewed online with aquariums everywhere, including a circuclar piranha tank that people dance on!), Beirut, Lebanon.
- Saturday, August 26, Shafquat Ali Khan with Matthew Montfort, Emam, and Doug McKeehan of Ancient Future, 7th Heaven Yoga Center, 2820 7th St., Berkeley, CA. Contact Ambient Groove Temple at 510-665-4300
- Friday, October 6, 8 p.m., Ancient Future featuring Matthew Montfort, Irina Mikhailova, Emam, and Doug McKeehan Carmel Performing Arts Festival, Steinbeck Forum, Monterey Conference Center, 1 Portola Plaza, Monterey, CA. Tix: $17 gen, $15 senior/student/military/child. Contact CPAF Box Office at 831-624-1692
- Saturday, October 14, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Diwali Celebration featuring an Indian Orchestra including students of Ustad Habib Khan followed by Indian Jazz featuring Ustad Habib Khan (sitar), Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar) and Patti Weiss (violin), at Great America Park, Santa Clara, CA. Tix: $29.99 adv., $39.99 door. Contact: 510-657-0396.
- December, 2000, Tour of India with Emam and Friends.
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Increase your rhythmic skills by learning world rhythms! Taught by Matthew Montfort of Ancient Future, from his book Ancient Traditions -- Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India.
- Ongoing Tuesday evenings, starting January, 1999, Blue Bear School of Music, Fort Mason Bld. D, San Francisco, CA. Contact: Blue Bear at 415-673-3600
What you will learn if you attend one of the workshops? Find out in this world rhythm training presentation of African, Balinese and Indian rhythm exercises, including MIDI and GIF file examples.