Music, Folk

Ana Alcaide

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Ana Alcaide is a musician and composer from Toledo, Spain, who carries out research on ancient traditions and cultures. She is one of the most recognized Spanish artists in the folk and world music scene.

Ana has played a pioneering role in the introduction and popularization of the nyckelharpa in Spain. Rooted in ancient traditions yet resolutely modern, her compositions deftly blend musical styles from different cultures. From the inspirational backdrop of the city of Toledo, Ana writes and produces her songs, creates new arrangements, and adapts the nyckelharpa to ancient melodies that originated in medieval Spain and have travelled throughout the Mediterranean region. But her personal and artistic evolution leads her to conquer new creative fields in the recent years.

In 2022 she released ‘RITUAL’, her sixth CD. This new album is an ambitious project with musicians from Iran, USA and Spain. A mystical journey, a hymn to the power of connection through the act of daily rituals. It was born from her personal encounter with the Iranian singer Reza Shayesteh and Persian poetry.

This is music of the highest quality, brilliantly performed and positively breathtaking it’s inventiveness‘ R2 Magazine UK

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