The pioneering world music group Ancient Future will present a program that blends the rhythms and melodies of the Arabian Peninsula, Spain and India with contemporary jazz and rock at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Winchester Cultural Center, 3130 S. McLeod Drive, just north of Desert Inn Road. Tickets for the concert are $12 in advance, $14 the day of the show and can be purchased at the front desk or online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parksregistration.
Ancient Future produces an irresistible and exhilarating fusion that captures the essence of pilgrimage, cultural exchange, exploration and migration. These multifaceted artists create an innovative musical experience that guides listeners on a hypnotic voyage through time and space. The trio consists of scalloped fretboard guitarist Matthew Montfort performing with Arabic violin virtuoso Georges Lammam, and Indian tabla master Vishal Nagar. The concert will include music from several of the group's albums such as, "World Without Walls", "Planet Passion", "Yearning for the Wind", and "Archive of Future Ancient Recordings".
Musical concepts such as taqsim (an Arabic method of melodic improvisation), tala (the recurring rhythmic cycles of Indian classical music), and compás (the rhythmic structure of flamenco) will be showcased. The concert will include music from Ancient Future's broad repertoire including music from the band's major label releases such as World Without Walls (voted in the top 5 world music picks by broadcasters worldwide upon its 2012 reissue on Capitol Records) and current releases on Ancient-Future.Com Records such as Planet Passion, Yearning for the Wind, and the Archive of Future Ancient Recordings.
Ancient Future is the first and longest running musical organization dedicated exclusively to the mission of creating world fusion music. The term was coined by bandleader Matthew Montfort in 1978 to describe Ancient Future's unusual blend of musical traditions from around the world. BILLBOARD calls the group "trendsetters" for their early contributions to the movement, which seeks to show how people from different cultures can grow by learning from each other.
Those interested can contact the Winchester Cultural Center at (702) 455-7340 or visit the website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/parks. Clark County Parks and Recreation also can be found on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.