Ancient Future Global Guitar and Arabic Percussion Duet
This concert is part of a series of free one hour concerts at libraries in Sonoma County in which Ancient Future bandleader Matthew Montfort performs with master musicians from many traditions. This show features world guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort and Arabic percussion virtuoso Antoine Lammam. Strains of flamenco, Arabic music, and Indian raga emanate from this duet performing renditions of music from Ancient Future's ground breaking recordings as well as many new unreleased works! Matthew Montfort is the leader of the world fusion ensemble Ancient Future and a pioneer of the scalloped fretboard guitar. He has released two solo CDs: Seven Serenades for Scalloped Fretboard Guitar and Sympathetic Serenade, for which he is recognized as one of the world's 100 Greatest Acoustic Guitarists by DigitalDreamDoor.com. He has performed at the Festival Internacional de la Guitarra in Spain and the Mumbai Festival at the Gateway of India. Antoine Lammam was born in Beirut, Lebanon. His musical career started early, where at the age of 8 he was given his first drum, an Egyptian tabla. At the age of 14, Antoine moved to United Arab Emirates with his family. Antoine became the main tambourine player at Dubai's major radio station, where he enjoyed playing for famous artists. Since moving to the USA, Antoine has accompanied many famous singers in the USA, played at major night clubs all over America, and taught Arabic rhythms and percussion theories at UC Berkeley (World Music from the Middle-East) from 1991-2009.