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Recent Ancient Future tour dates in Northern California were SRO due in part to a front page story in the Sacramento Bee (read story). In depth stories on music are getting rarer as newspapers cut staff, so support your local paper.
|Taught by Matthew Montfort of Ancient Future, from his book Ancient Traditions -- Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India. Getting your timing skills in order is a great way to end the year so you can begin 2008 with better rhythm skills, and Esalen Institute is a beautiful place to do it! But act now, because the workshop is almost sold out with just a few openings left.|
|December 28-30, 2007, 8:30 PM 12/28/07 through 11:30 AM 12/30/07, World Rhythms Workshop, Esalen Institute, Highway 1, Big Sur, CA 93920. Cost: Workshop alone: Regular Rate- $370. Friends of Esalen Rate- $320. Reservations: 831-667-3005, Registration Form: www.esalen.org/assetts/RezForm.pdf. Fax: 831-667-2724. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org |
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Ancient-Future.Com Records releases audio and video recordings by the many musicians associated with the broad musical scene surrounding the band Ancient Future and the musicians who perform with them. The label is set up as an artist coalition. All records are owned by the artists, who have full creative control.
Stay tuned for some exciting new releases in the World Fusion series coming in early 2008. In the meantime, all of the following releases in all series are in ample stock unless otherwise noted:
The Best of Echoes Radio Listener Poll Winner! Featured at WorldMusicRingtones.Com. Features 19 masters of Indian, Nepalese, African, Cuban, Celtic, Arabic, Palestinian, Jewish, Indonesian, Chinese, Eastern European and American music traditions. (Read more). >YTmusic
Major Label Recordings by the Band Ancient Future:
Find out why thousands of Ancient Future fans have purchased (and often nearly worn out!) over 150,000 full length recordings of Ancient Future plus a million samplers featuring Ancient Future. Ironically, many of the major label releases are now out of print and only available direct from the artists at this web site or on iTunes.
Associated with the nonprofit Green Music Network, each musical piece investigates an environmental concept or provocative human/nature idea, or explores performances unusual acoustic environments.
An acoustic journey from the primordial beginning to the future: evolutionary acoustic music with hybrid instruments. (Read more)
Transcendent four part didjeridu compositions for deep listening, massage, yoga & meditation. (Read more)
This CD by original Ancient Future member Benjy Wertheimer features the esraj (an instrument from North India that resembles as small sitar but is played with a bow). (Read more)
This yoga and meditation CD by Benjy Wertheimer and Michael Mandrell features the esraj, tabla, and acoustic guitar. (Read more)
Sacred chants of devotion by Benjy and Heather Wertheimer. (Read more)
This percussion CD by original Ancient Future member Benjy Wertheimer was #1 on the NAV Chart 11/2002. (Read more)
Side Projects by Ancient Future Members: The members of Ancient Future are creative musicians who produce many side projects. Some of the best are available here.
Live studio recording of music by sitar master Pandit Habib Khan featuring musicians from the Ancient Future Planet Jammin' concert series plus a whole lot of other famous jazz and Indian musicians in world jazz jams. (Read more). >audio
Features Ancient Future members along with South Indian drum set master Sivamani and saxophonist George Brooks. (Read more)
Ancient Future violinist Jim Hurley plays all the parts on this popular acoustic string music CD. (Read more)
Original Ancient Future flutist Mindia Devi presents a contemporary exploration of North Indian classical ragas. (Read more)
Ancient Traditions -- Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India. By Matthew Montfort. Ancient Future Music (1985). ISBN 0-937879-00-2. Spiral Bound Book, $33.95 (SALE! Normally $46.95): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now. Book Set with Companion 2 Volume Audio CD Set with MIDI Soundfiles (see below): $52.95 (SALE! Normally $69.95): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.
A must-have for all students of world music. (Read more)
Ancient Rhythms--Future Grooves: MIDI Percussion Groove Tracks from the Traditions of Africa, Bali, and India PLUS Complete 2 CD Set of Audio Guide Tracks. By Matthew Montfort. Ancient Future Music (2005). Companion 2 CD set, 27.95 (SALE! Normally $35.95): Add 1 to Cart. Buy 1 Now.
A complete set of audio guide tracks for the book. (Read more)