Arabic Beats: Master American and Arabic musicians play Arabic dance grooves. Features Georges Lammam (Arabic violin), Matthew Montfort (guitars), Salaheddin Takesh (Arabic percussion), Doug McKeehan (keys), and Middle Eastern dancers.
Trance Songs: Dance to 100% loop-free organic world trance grooves played live by master musicians and fronted by Irina Mikhailova (Eastern European vocals). Quite popular as an organic alternative to techno, the program was a favorite at the Harmony Festival's Techno Tribal Dance, where new material was debuted with Irina singing in English in addition to her native Russian language.
Asian Fusion: Top Asian performers such as Bui Huu Nhut (dan bau, one string Vietnamese instrument) with a monster rhythm section. Well known from Asian Fusion by Ancient Future, two Putumayo samplers, and a performance on the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. (repertoire).
Organica: Salaheddin Takesh lays down irresistible Arabic dance grooves, 100% loop-free and organic! Matthew Montfort plays a raga based on the guitar solo from Jimi Hendrix's Purple Haze. Alan Tower holds down the bottom with moving didjeridu bass.
Power Trio: Strains of passionate flamenco and ethereal Indian raga soar over powerful bass in this program featuring world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort, renowned Indian tabla virtuoso Vishal Nagar, and seven-string fretless bassist Jason Everett. (repertoire).
Tabla Rasa: This percussion ensemble is available for collaborations with Ancient Future wherever a large percussion section sound is desirable. Like Ancient Future, they formed at the Ali Akbar College of Music. They base their music on their collective years of training under the guidance of tabla maestro, Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri.
World Dance. Ancient Future collaborates with amazing dancers to create programs in which melody, rhythm, and dance become one in an improvisational art form. For example, Sapphira combines the graceful art of ballet with the mesmerizing moves of Middle Eastern dance to create her own unique virtuoso form of world dance, and even plays violin while dancing!
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