Planet Passion

Sacred Eros

by Ancient Future

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The Six Chapters

Learn folklore of ancient world music traditions and listen to the music in each chapter:

FlirtationCourtship • Sacred Eros • The WeddingSeduction Longing

 

Ochun: Yoruba Goddess of Love Painting by Sandra Stanton

Ochun:
Yoruba Goddess of Love
Painting by Sandra Stanton

 

Track 6. Ochun 3:32 (Traditional. New arrangement/ composition by Matthew Montfort. © 2001 Ancient Future Music). iTunes. >youtube.

The lovers journey into sacred eros while Santeria priest Pedro de Jesus sings the story of procreation in this Afro-Cuban chant for the goddess of love, Ochun:
Emi tolowo Ochure
Eni o bombo solu u.

I’m searching for the presence of Ochun
For I may have court with her.

Pedro de Jesus: vocals, Afro-Cuban drums
Matthew Montfort: electric guitar, fretless bass
Irina Mikhailova: vocals

 

 

Semara: Balinese God of Love Painting by Ida Bagus Made

Semara: Balinese God of Love
Painting by Ida Bagus Made

Track 7. Semara 4:27 (Matthew Montfort. © 2001 Ancient Future Music). iTunes. >youtube.

As their love deepens, Semara, the Balinese god of love, reminds the lovers to integrate both the male and female into one. Instruments from the Gamelan Semar Pegulingan, the orchestra that in ancient times performed outside the sleeping chambers of royal lovers blend with performances by the original 1978 lineup of Ancient Future.

Matthew Montfort: classic and scalloped fretboard guitars, gangsa
Benjy Wertheimer: tabla, esraj
Mindia Klein: bansuri
Moses Sedler: cello

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