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Active since: February 11, 1979    Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra

World Fusion Music

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.

World fusion is more of a process than a genre. It is a process by which new traditions are created, and has been going on throughout history. It would be difficult to find a form of traditional music that has not at some time been influenced by the music of another culture. But current times offer the opportunity for musicians to learn music from anywhere on earth. It is the mission of Ancient Future to explore this new sonic territory while shining a light on the ancient musical knowledge of the world....
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Visions of a Peaceful Planet (AF 1979) Natural Rhythms (Philo 9006) Quiet Fire (Narada) Dreamchaser (Sona Gaia) World Without Walls (Sona Gaia) Asian Fusion (Narada)

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