World Beat


Ancient Future


Arabic Beats

Arabic Dance Music EnsembleArabic 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. Video. >YTmusic (repertoire).

Trance Songs

Trance Songs with Irina MikhailovaTrance 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. Video. >YTmusic (repertoire).

Asian Fusion

Asian Fusion with Bui Huu NhutAsian 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. Video.>YTmusic (repertoire).

Trance Trios

Organic Trance TrioBeats in the Air: International percussion phenomenon and Uzbek culture ambassador Abbos Kosimov throws drums in the air for awe inspiring solos while world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and virtuoso keyboardist Doug McKeehan fill the space with stunning melodies and harmonies. Organica: Salaheddin Takesh lays down irresistible 100% loop-free organic Arabic dance grooves! Matthew Montfort plays a raga based on Hendrix's Purple Haze. Alan Tower holds down the bottom with moving didj bass. >YTmusic. (repertoire).

Power Trio

Power TrioPower 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. Video. >YTmusic (repertoire).

Tabla Rasa

Tabla Rasa PhotoTabla 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

Sapphira Dances to Ancient FutureWorld 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! Video.


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Tel: 415-459-1892.

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