Genre: Global

Ancient Future

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, …

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Anna Maria Mendieta

Anna Maria Mendieta enjoys a busy career as a soloist, orchestral musician, recording artist and teacher. She is the principle harpist with the Sacramento Philharmonic and has performed as a soloist and as a member with many symphony orchestras and chamber music groups across the country. She is often a featured soloist with orchestras performing …

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Berkeley Choro Ensemble

The Berkeley Choro Ensemble (pronounced “shoro”), is a group of world-class musicians from the SF Bay Area that made its debut in January, 2010, at the Berkeley Public Library. The group celebrates the music, culture and history of Brazil, with a special emphasis on the Choro genre, a style of music which emerged in the …

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Berkeley Choro Festival

The Berkeley Choro Festival is dedicated to the awareness and appreciation of choro. Our goal is to present quality concerts, workshops, and rodas (jam sessions) to bring choro to a larger audience and build community. www.berkeleychoro.com

George Brooks

Hailed as the “leading American voice in Indian jazz fusion”, saxophonist and composer, George Brooks has performed with such notable musicians as Terry Riley, John McLaughlin, Zakir Hussain, Larry Coryell, Etta James, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Kronos Quartet, and Anthony Braxton. His original compositions combine elegant melodies with the rich harmonies of modern jazz and …

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Musical Art Quintet

The Musical Art Quintet was formed in 2008 in the Mission district of San Francisco during chamber music jam sessions every Sunday night at Cafe Revolution. Each week a new piece of music was written by MAQ band leader Sascha Jacobsen to be performed at Classical Revolution, and ink still wet, we would read through …

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Sonic Forest

Sonic Forest weaves a delightful tapestry of classical, jazz, show tunes, American, Celtic and world folk musics, wild world fusion and spontaneous, soothing improvisations. Our musical instruments are made from trees, each a different species. Our musical training and experience is diverse. Our beautiful, spontaneous, evocative music also expresses a mystery – an awesome connection …

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TOPAZ

The TOPAZ Ensemble was founded in 2005 by prominent American violist and composer Mimi Dye. The ensemble performs primarily music composed by the founder, all of which is dedicated to peace, understanding, and celebration. The ensemble has also collaborated with other performing groups, including the VNote Ensemble (folkloric music of Venezuela) and Sukay (traditional Andean …

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Bernal Hill Players

The Bernal Hill Players is a gleefully eclectic chamber music ensemble from San Francisco whose members play clarinet, flute, voice, cello, piano and percussion. Their fascinatingly diverse repertoire includes European classics, Latin American favorites, and newly commissioned pieces by Californian and Mexican composers. www.bernalhillplayers.com

Ultra World X-tet

Ultra World X-tet combines jazz, world, experimental and contemporary concertstyles in a pioneering fusion of East and West. The ensemble features a group of musicians from diverse and colorful ethnic and musical backgrounds: Gary Schwantes,tenor and soprano saxophones/bamboo flutes/composer; Winnie Wong, guzheng(Chinese zither); Yangqin Zhao, yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer); Doug Ebert, bass; Surya Prakasha, drumset/percussion/harmonium. …

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