Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ancient Future – El Zaffa

Ancient Future takes on the subject of love, and playfully explores the different depths of love as the CD progresses, from flirtation to courtship, on to eros and the wedding. El Zaffa, composed by Matthew Montfort, is a beautiful wedding dance, and explores the theme of the ceremony of two becoming one. This leads directly to the shoutout arrangement of a traditional tune, Ne Pa Pogrebu Bochonochek sung by Irina Mikhailova. The beautiful song is a tender exploration of the wedding night seduction, “loving without fear, like the white swan.” Ancient Future