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Ancient Future Times

Ancient Future Times October 2016 Issue: In Loving Memory of Phil Fong; An Evening of World Music Improvisations at Open Secret October 14; Send Percussionist Jim Santi Owen Good Vibes; Check Out the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings on Mobile Friendly Ancient-Future.Com; Skype Lesson Sale; Save the Dates of Important Early 2017 Shows.

Ancient Future Times July 2016 Issue: Santa Clara House Concert; Global Guitar Summit Tour; Phone Home A.F.A.R., Ancient-Future.Com Now Mobile Friendly; Skype Lesson Sale.

Ancient Future Times June 2016 Issue: New Tracks Added to the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Skype Lesson Sale; Global Guitar Summit; Emam Presents World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Multi-Instrumentalist Gari Hegedus at Open Secret July 8

Ancient Future Times April 2016 Issue: Ancient Future at Willits Community Theatre April 3, Ancient Future at Occidental Center for the Arts April 9, Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble at Throckmorton Theatre April 30, Online Private Music Lessons Via Skype

Ancient Future Times January 2016 Issue: Matthew's Got a Brand New Axe: Custom Martin with Fretboard Scalloped by Alan Perlman; Ancient Future Bay Area Concerts: Castle Concert in Pacifica, January 23,and Dinner Concert at Fenix in San Rafael, January 24; Expanding A.F.A.R.: 2 More Live Tracks and 2 Studio Tracks Recorded; Ancient Future in Your Home Town

Ancient Future Times September 2015 Issue: Bohemian Critic's Choice; World Music Banquet with Gourmet Vegetarian Buffet; Standing Ovations Lead to New Funds A.F.A.R.; Globe Sound Healing Performance

Ancient Future Times August 2015 Issue: Ancient Future Performs North Bay Concerts Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar; World Music Banquet with Gourmet Vegetarian Buffet at Gaia's Garden; Sonoma Library Music Series

Ancient Future Times June 2015 Issue: Sonoma Library Free Concert Series with Matthew Montfort (Guitars) and Vishal Nagar (Tabla); Castle Concert with Matthew Montfort (Guitars) and Vishal Nagar (Tabla) and Special Guest Georges Lammam (Violin); Around A.F.A.R. So Far in 70 Minutes

Ancient Future Times May 2015 Issue: Ancient Future Pacific Northwest Tour featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar with Special Guest Seven-String Fretless Bassist Jason Everett; Acoustic Guitar Summit featuring Teja Gerken, Tim Sparks, and Matthew Montfort; Ancient Future at Himalayan Fair May 17 featuring Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard guitar), Vishal Nagar (tabla) and Mariah Parker (santur); Ancient Future Reunion Concert Wows Audience

Ancient Future Times April 2015 Issue: The Ancient Future - When Matt Met Mindy; Ancient Future Reunion Concert - First Performance by the Original Line-Up This Century; Enhanced 'Visions of a Peaceful Planet' - 2015 Reunion Concert Edition With Lost 1978 Video; Ancient Future Pacific Northwest Tour Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar with Special Guest Seven-String Fretless Bassist Jason Everett; Acoustic Guitar Summit Featuring Teja Gerken, Tim Sparks, and Matthew Montfort

Ancient Future Times March 2015 Issue: Archeological Discovery of First Video Recording of Ancient Future, Original Ancient Future Reunion Concert featuring Mindia Devi Klein (flutes), Benjy Wertheimer (tabla), and Matthew Montfort (guitars), Air Craft Reunion Concerts featuring Doug McKeehan (keys) and Bruce Bowers (violin), Ancient Future Pacific Northwest Tour featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar with Special Guest Seven-String Fretless Bassist Jason Everett, Acoustic Guitar Summit featuring Teja Gerken, Tim Sparks, and Matthew Montfort, Two New Tracks Ready for the The Archive of Future Ancient Recordings

Ancient Future Times January 2015 Issue: Auspicious New Year's News, Concert at the Farm, A.F.A.R. So Far

Ancient Future Times December 2014 Issue: #WorldFusionWednesday: One Day A Week to Share World Fusion; Two Concerts; A.F.A.R. So Far Limited Edition CD; Holiday Sale: Five Acclaimed Releases Just $10 Each

Ancient Future Times August-September 2014 Issue: Raves Blow in for Yearning for the Wind, A.F.A.R. So Far Limited Edition CD, Exciting New Projects A.F.A.R. Around the Corner, Upcoming Concerts and Radio.

Ancient Future Times July 2014 Issue: First Audio/Video Release in Ancient Future History; Two New Tracks in the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Three Concerts; Four CDs on Sale: Five #1 Videos on Ethnocloud

Ancient Future Times Jan 2014 Issue: Ancient Future Guitar and Tabla Duet Tour; Videos of Matthew Montfort and Shenshen Zhang, Ancient Future at Freight and Salvage, Flamenco Guitarist David Easley; Radio Interviews; Ancient Future Present Sale Ends 2/11/14

Ancient Future Times December 2013 Issue: Dickens of an Ancient Future Present Starring Eitherseizer Scrooogle by Ancient Future Past, Present, and Future Leader Matthew Montfort with Apologies to Charles Dickens; Musician's Fund; An Ancient Future Reunion; Gift of an Ancient Future Present; Northern California Ancient Future Guitar and Tabla Duet Tour

Ancient Future Times October 2013 Issue: Ancient Future 'World Without Walls' Reunion at Freight and Salvage Streams Live on ConcertWindow.com October 16 at 8 PM PDT; Fall into the Future Continues with Four Acclaimed Releases Just $10 Each, 25% off Books, and New Tracks A.F.A.R.; Ancient Future Duet Northern California Tour Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar

Ancient Future Times September 2013 Issue: Ancient Future 'World Without Walls' Reunion, Freight and Salvage, Berkeley, Oct. 16: Fourth Reunion Concert After 15 Year Hiatus; Fall into the Future Sale; Four Acclaimed Releases Just $10 Each, 25% off Books, and New Tracks A.F.A.R.; Musical Awakening of Indian Jazz Concert, Harris Center, Folsom, Sept. 14, Featuring Binay Pathak, George Brooks, Matthew Montfort, Abbos Kosimov, and Vishal Nagar

Ancient Future Times June 2013 Issue: Auctioning the Past to Pay for the Future; Summer CD Sale; Matthew Montfort to be Interviewed on KCSM; Summer Solstice Serenades at Garden Gate, Berkeley; World Rhythms Workshop at Gryphon Strings, Palo Alto; A Meeting of Acoustic Minds at The Old Princeton Landing, El Granada

Ancient Future Times May 2013 Issue: Halanda Studio Presents Ancient Future In Concert May 11 Featuring Matthew Montfort (scalloped fretboard and fretless guitars) and Ferhan Qureshi (tabla); Auctioning the Past to Pay for the Future: Rare Items from the Ancient Future Historical Archives Auctioned to Fund the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Summer Solstice Serenades at Garden Gate: Ancient Future Duet Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar; Spring into Summer Lessons Sale: Summer is a Great Time to Expand Your Horizons with Fun and Effective Music Lessons

Ancient Future Times March 2013 Issue: A.F.A.R. So Far: Major Upgrade to the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Ancient Future Duet in Concert at Willits Community Theatre, Willits, 3/23/2013; East West Guitar Summit Featuring Matthew Montfort, Matthew Grasso, and Parteek Bansal, at Village Homes Community Center, Davis, 3/30/2013; Skype Session Sale: Fun Learning for All Styles/Ages/Levels with One of the World's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists

Ancient Future Times Dec 2012 Issue: Celebrate the 'Time of No-Time' with the Music of Ancient Future; East of the Sun Spied A.F.A.R.: First Studio Track Added to the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings; Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble in Live Recording Session at the Freight, Berkeley, 1/20/2013; Private Lessons with Matthew Montfort, One of the World's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists

Ancient Future Times Oct 2012 Issue: Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble in Concert, 142 Throckmorton Theatre, Mill Valley, CA, October 28, 7 PM; Private Lessons with Matthew Montfort: Fun Lessons for All Styles/Ages/Levels with One of the World's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists

Ancient Future Times Sept 2012 Issue: Ancient Future World Without Walls Lineup Reunion Concert at The Frick Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, Sept 7, 7 pm; Scalloped Fretboard Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort Makes 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists List at DigitalDreamDoor.com

Ancient Future Times July 2012 Issue: Please Vote for Ancient Future for Best World Music on Bohemian.com, Ancient-Future.Com Records Releases Mini EP by Matthew Montfort to Benefit RSI Injury Recovery

Ancient Future Times March 2012 Issue: A Thank You from Matthew Montfort, Ancient Future Nominated for Two World Music Awards, Sympathetic Strings & Resonant Reeds: A Benefit Concert for Matthew Montfort featuring Alex de Grassi, Paul McCandless, Jon Mendle, Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, Teja Gerken, and Ronnie Ray Padilla. (March 2012 Update)

Ancient Future Times Feb 2012 Issue: RSI Injury Progress Report from Ancient Future's Matthew Montfort, Sympathetic Strings & Resonant Reeds: A Benefit Concert for Matthew Montfort featuring acoustic guitar Icon Alex de Grassi, reed Virtuoso Paul McCandless, classical guitar virtuoso Jon Mendle, Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, and an acoustic guitar round-robin with Teja Gerken and Ronnie Ray Padilla

Ancient Future Times Dec 2011 Issue: A Direct Appeal from Ancient Future's Matthew Montfort after Wrist and Shoulder Injury; Your Financial Contribution Adds Tracks to the A.F.A.R. Archive; Holiday CD Sale; New Youtube Video from Ancient Future 'World Without Walls' Reunion; Skype Lesson Sale and Free Introductory Private Lesson in San Rafael

Ancient Future Times Oct 2011 Issue: Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble at 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley, October 6, 8 pm; Skype Lesson Sale and Free Introductory Private Lesson in San Rafael; A.F.A.R. Passes 10% of Fundraising Goal; Fall CD Sale

Ancient Future Times Sept 2011 Issue: First Video from Ancient Future 'World Without Walls' Lineup Reunion Concert, First Studio Recording So Near, So A.F.A.R., September $11 CD Sale, Sleeping Lady Cafe, 23 Broadway, Fairfax, CA, September 14, 8 pm, Acoustic Vortex Larkspur House Concert Benefit, September 17, 7 pm, Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble at 142 Throckmorton Mill Valley , October 6, 8 pm

Ancient Future Times Northern California June 2011 Issue: Ancient Future World Without Walls Lineup Reunion at Yoshi's, San Francisco, June 7, 8 pm; Capitol Records Schedules Digital Release of World Without Walls by Ancient Future to Celebrate Reunion Concert, Frets & Strings: An Evening of Acoustic Guitar at the Freight and Salvage, June 5, 8 pm.

Ancient Future Times May 2011 Issue: Ancient Future World Without Walls Lineup Reunion at Yoshi's, San Francisco, June 7, 8 pm; Ancient Future Trio on West Coast Live, Saturday, May 21, 10 am; First Studio Recording from A.F.A.R. Now Near; Frets & Strings: An Evening of Acoustic Guitar at the Freight and Salvage, June 5, 8 pm

Ancient Future Times Northern California April 2011 Issue: Tix on Sale for "World Without Walls" Reunion Performance 6/7/11 at Yoshi's SF, Win Tix for Ancient Future' s CCSF World Music Club Concert 5/13/11.

Ancient Future Times Northern California February 2011 Issue: Big Sur Events and Ancient Future Dinner Concert at Panama Hotel, San Rafael 4/20/11.

Ancient Future Times Northern California January 2011 Issue: Ancient Future Plays Celtic Ragas in Davis, 1/29/11.

Ancient Future Times December 2010 Issue: Major Website Upgrade, KPFA Crafts Fair. Future Ancient Record: The Story of A.F.A.R.

Ancient Future Times Northern California October 2010 Update Issue: Works on Concert Programs Announced, Free MP3 at San Francisco Classical Voice, San Francisco Chronicle Pink Section Picks Ancient Future, Local Classical Music Hero Needs Immediate Support

Ancient Future Times October 2010 Issue: California Concerts, Matthew Montfort and Bui Huu Nhut of Ancient Future Play Thingamajigs on Rachel Maddow Show. Future Ancient Record: Ancient Future on Rachel Maddow Show in Parallel Universe

Ancient Future Times Northern California September 2010 Issue: World Fusion Jam and Dinner Percussion Playshop Party, Fall Concerts, Free Private Music Lessons and Consultations, New Song Added to A.F.A.R., Summer Sale Ends September 22

Ancient Future Times Northern California August 2010 Update Issue: Indian Independence Day Dinner Duet, Dinner Percussion Playshop Party, Free Private Music Lessons and Consultations, New Song Just One Subscriber A.F.A.R., Sale Celebrating Summer Tour Coverage

Ancient Future Times August 2010 Issue: Rare Ancient Future Southern California Concert Tour, Summer Sale Celebrating New Rave Reviews and Media Placements, Indian Independence Day Dinner Duet and Dinner Percussion Playshop Party, Free Private Music Lessons and Consultations, New Challenge A.F.A.R. Nearly Met

Ancient Future Times July 2010 Issue: Southern California Tour, Challenge A.F.A.R. Nearly Met, Social Networking Contest

Ancient Future Times June 2010 Issue: New Track in Archive, California Concerts North to South.

Ancient Future Times April 2010 Issue: Spring Shows, MP3s for Free, and News from AFAR

Ancient Future Times March 2010 Issue. Concerts and Creativity Near Need Help from AFAR

Ancient Future Times February 2010 Issue. Fusion Fest, Concerts & Classes, Dinner Duet, Affinity - 1 Seven Subscribers AFAR

Ancient Future Times January 2010 Issue. Borders Download of the Week, Gigs & Classes, & Moonbath from A.F.A.R.

Ancient Future Times New Years 2009/2010 Issue. Melodies from AFAR, Beats from AFAR, Help from AFAR, even from your iPhone.

Ancient Future Times Holiday 2009 Issue . Announcing A.F.A.R: Archive of Future Ancient Recordings + Esalen World Music Workshop Retreat New Year's Day.

Ancient Future Times November 2009. Northern California Concerts, Workshop, New Videos, GuitarPlayer.Com Article.

Ancient Future Times October 2009. Sierra Nevada Guitar Society Presents: Matthew Montfort in Concert: Reno October 17.

Ancient Future Times August 2009. Sierra Serenades, Yoshi's & Youtube, Archive of Future Ancient Recordings. Includes: Sierra Serenades at Cozmic Cafe in Placerville August 15, Indo Latin Jazz at Yoshi's in Oakland August 25, First Videos from the 30th Anniversary Concert, Archive of Future Ancient Recordings (A.F.A.R.), Realtime Radio

Ancient Future Times July 2009. 30th Anniversary Concert. Includes: 30th Anniversary Concert at Freight and Salvage in Berkeley 7/26/2009, Romantic Serenades in Guerneville 7/25/2009, Contest: Win Concert Tix, More Summer Soirees, Realtime Radio

Ancient Future Times June 2009. Summer Soirees & Premo Press. Includes: Premo Press for 'Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar', Contest: Win Concert Tix for Open Secret, San Rafael, 6/19/09, & Don Quixote's, Felton, 6/25/09, Summer Soirees, Realtime Radio, Future Ancient History: 30th Year Recording Series Update

Ancient Future Times April 2009. Serenades & Spring Soirees. Includes: CD Spotlight: Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar; Contest: Everyone Wins a Free Liner Note Download with Sheet Music; Future Ancient History: 30th Year Recording Series Update; Spring Soirees.

Ancient Future Times March 2009. Equinox Events & Spring Specials Celebrating 30 Years of Ancient Future History! Includes: On Sale 3: New Releases Celebrating 30 Years of World Music for $30; Rite of Spring: Play World Beats on theVernal Equinox at Esalen; Future Ancient History: 30th Year Recording Series Update; Recess Shuns Recesssion: Let's Play Tag; Return to the Sleeping Lady Returns (includes youtube video)!

Ancient Future Times February 2009. 30th Anniversary: 3 New Releases Celebrating 30 Years of World Music, Return to the Sleeping Lady, World Beat Workshop at Esalen, Future Ancient History: 30th Year Recording Series, Recess Shuns Recesssion: Playing Tag.

Ancient Future Times September 2008. Channeling Change, Concerts, Reviews, and Contest.

Ancient Future Times July 2008. Unveiling the Listener Sponsored Music Program.

Ancient Future Times December 2007. Annual catalog issue.

World Rhythms Newsletters

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 14: North Indian Raga and Tala. This issue covers Indian raga and tala with examples of Rag Kalyan, tintal, and matta tal.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 13: Egyptian Rhythms and Equinox at Esalen. This issue highlights elzaffa, the Egyptian wedding march, and offers details about the World Music Workshop scheduled for the weekend before Spring Equinox 2011 at Esalen.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 12: Purple Raga: Explaining Indian Concepts Through the Music of Jimi Hendrix . This issue highlights a GuitarPlayer.Com lesson from Matthew Montfort teaching Indian raga through the music of Jimi Hendrix and offers details about the world music workshop scheduled for New Year's Day weekend 2010 at Esalen.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 11: West African Bell Pattern. This issue covers a West African bell pattern and includes exercises and examples with audio.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 10: North Indian Raga. This issue covers North Indian raga and includes exercises, examples, and a video demonstration. "What a great newsletter! One of the best out of the myriad I receive. Keep them coming!" -- Robert Kaye, bass player, BASSICS Magazine editor, and writer for GLOBAL RHYTHM and www.abstractlogix.com.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 9: Bush Beats Gamelan. This issue focusing on Indonesian gamelan contemplates the benefits that the world might reap if George Bush studied gamelan music. Includes photos of George Bush playing gamelan for the first time and exercises and examples that George Bush or anyone else interested in gamelan music can use to study the music.

World Rhythms Newsletter Issue 8: North Indian Tala. This issue covers North Indian tala and includes exercises and examples of various North Indian rhythmic cycles.

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