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Northern California September 2010 Issue:
Welcome to the Ancient Future Times
Email newsletter of the World Fusion Music Ensemble Ancient Future

In This Issue:

World Fusion Jam and Dinner Percussion Playshop Party
•September 15, Peña Pachamama, San Francisco

Fall Concerts
•September 23, Thingamajigs Festival, San Francisco; September 25, Rincon Valley Library, Santa Rosa; October 1, Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Santa Rosa; October 21, House Concert, San Francisco; October 23, Trinity Chamber Concerts, Berkeley; November 3, Sonoma Valley Regional Library, Sonoma

Free Private Music Lessons and Consultations
•This September, Matthew Montfort is Offering a Free Introductory Private Music Lesson or Music Production Consultation

New Song Added to A.F.A.R.
•Seventh track to the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings!

Summer Sale Ends September 22
•We are continuing our summer sale at Ancient-Future.Com through 9/23/2010

World Fusion Jam and Dinner Percussion Playshop Party

Wednesday, September 15, 2010, 7:30 pm
Dinner Starts: 6 pm
Peña Pachamama
1630 Powell near Union
San Francisco CA 94133
Tix: $10, $12 if no food is ordered. Info: 415-646-0018 or visit
Facebook Event:
Press Release:

Ancient Future leader and world music for guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort will lead a world fusion jam on both the scalloped fretboard guitar, a special modified instrument able to produce ornaments more characteristic of the sitar, and on a Godin Glissentar, an 11 string fretless guitar based on the oud. Guest artist Patti Weiss will join him on violin.

The show will begin with a 'Dinner Percussion Playshop Party' in which Montfort will instruct and encourage members of the audience who are so inclined to perform simple rhythms from his book, Ancient Traditions — Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali, and India, using dinner utensils and body percussion. The best playshop participants may be chosen to perform in the world fusion jam later in the evening. Musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments.

Fall Concert Schedule

Thursday, September 23, 8 pm, Thingamajigs Festival featuring Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar, Godin Glissentar), Pauchi Sasaki, Adam Fong, Gretchen Jude, NOHspace, 2840 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94110. Tix: $15 general $10 students/seniors (sliding scale). Reservations: Call 510-444-1322 or email

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 2 pm, Celtic Raga Program Featuring Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar, Glissentar) with Ferhan Qureshi (tabla), Rincon Valley Library, 6959 Montecito Blvd., Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Free. Info: Call Anne Marie Murphy at 707-537-0162. Full Press Release.

Friday, October 1, 2010, 3:30 - 6:45 pm, Ancient Future World Jazz Ensemble performance featuring Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar), Mariah Parker (keyboard, santur), Kash Killian (bass, cello), and Ian Dogole (percussion), Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma County Fairgrounds, 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95402. Adm: $6. Contact the Sonoma County Fair at 707-545-4200.

Thursday, October 21, 2010, 7:30 pm, Natural Resonance Concert Series Presents Ancient Future Duet in House Concert, Natural Resonance Concert Series, House Concert @ home of Steve & Diane Leonoudakis, San Francisco CA 94117. Tix: $15 online and $20 at the door. Reservations email: Steve Leonoudakis at Full Press Release.

Saturday, October 23, 2010, 8 pm, Ancient Future in World Chamber Music Program, Trinity Chamber Concerts, Trinity Chapel, 2320 Dana Street between Bancroft Way & Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704. Tix: $15 General, $10 Senior/ Disabled/ Student. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. To reserve a ticket call 510-549-3864. Full Press Release

Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 7 pm, The Sonoma County Libraries Present Ancient Future In Concert Celtic Raga Program Featuring Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar, Glissentar) with Ferhan Qureshi (tabla), Sonoma Valley Regional Library, 755 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476. Info: Call Stephan Buffy at 707-996-5217. Full Press Release.

Free Private Music Lessons and Music Production Consultations

This September, Matthew Montfort is offering a free introductory 1/2 hour private session or phone consultation to potential students and music production clients. The free introductory sessions are available on Mondays and Tuesdays, first come first serve, schedule permitting. Visit for information on music instruction and record production offerings. Email or call 415-459-1892 to schedule a free initial session by phone or in person.

New Song Added to A.F.A.R.

Video of New Song in the Archive

Guitar-Sitar Jugalbandi on Youtube
Ancient Future performing Guitar-Sitar Jugalbandi version of 'Dawn of Love'
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To date, we've collected $2115 towards our goal of raising $25,000 to support the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings. Now we are almost 10 percent of the way towards our goal. Please sign up for A.F.A.R. now and join us on this creative cross-cultural journey!

Summer Sale Ends September 22

Planet Passion CD Cover Seven Serenades CD Cover Sangria CD Cover

We are continuing our summer sale at Ancient-Future.Com through 9/22/2010. Until then, three 30th anniversary CD releases are only $14 each: Planet Passion by Ancient Future, Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar by Matthew Montfort, and Sangria by Mariah Parker. And the "world beat bible" Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and Indiaby Matthew Montfort is on sale with audio CDs and MIDI soundfiles for only 52.95.

Book Cover