Ana Alcaide

artist

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biography

Ana Alcaide is a musician and composer from Toledo, Spain who carries out research on ancient traditions and cultures.

While pursuing her degree in biology, Ana travelled to Sweden where she discovered the nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish instrument that dates back to the Middle Ages. She fell in love with the instrument and taught herself how to play it on the streets of Toledo, far from its traditional setting. 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 her instrument to ancient melodies that originated in medieval Spain and have travelled throughout the Mediterranean region.

After the success of ‘Como la luna y el sol’ (20007/2008), Ana has released her third album, ‘La Cántiga del Fuego’, and has begun an extensive 2012 tour.

Discography:
- Viola de Teclas (2006)
- Como la Luna y el Sol (2007/2008)
- La Cántiga del Fuego (2012)

Visit my website:
www.anaalcaide.com

participating in

  • WOMEX 2016
  • WOMEX 2014
  • WOMEX 2012