Saturday, January 23, 2010


Listen to song 
 From the charity compilation in progress Haiti Aid Through Music, by Ancient Future
Pedro de Jesus - vocals, Afro-Cuban drums
Irina Mikhailova - vocals
Matthew Montfort - electric guitar, fretless bass
Track art: Yoruba Goddess of Love, painting by Sandra Stanton 
Santeria priest Pedro de Jesus sings the story of procreation in this Afro-Cuban chant for the goddess of love, Ochun
From their album Planet Passion

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.

Ancient Future has released seven full length studio CDs selling over 150,000 units: Visions of a Peaceful Planet, Natural Rhythms, Quiet Fire, Dreamchaser, World Without Walls, Asian Fusion, and Planet Passion. Over one million legal mp3 files from three of these releases on Ancient-Future.Com Records have been distributed commercially. Ancient Future is also featured on samplers selling millions of units on labels such as Putumayo and Narada.

Over the years, Ancient Future has expanded its musical vision through collaborations with master musicians from more than two dozen countries, cultures, and musical traditions who are now an integral part of what is today more than just a band. Ancient Future has grown to become a large multinational music ensemble with many smaller ensembles within it, enabling Ancient Future to realize its core mission of creating world fusion music. Through cross cultural exchange, Ancient Future has created a musical world without borders

Emi tolowo Ochure
Eni o bombo solu u.

I'm searching for the presence of Ochun
For I may have court with her.

Download track and support volunteers working in Haiti

More songs from Haiti Aid Through Music:

One World by Joel Kanning
God Only Knows My Shoe Size by Ludwig Amadeus


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