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2019Performers

Ana Alcaide (Spain)

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Ana Alcaide, from Toledo researches ancient traditions and cultures.

She brings to the Rainforest World Music Festival her new LEYENDA set, which was on the Top 10 World Music Charts Europe,  the Transglobal World Music Charts and getting also a 5 Star Review from Songlines Magazine’s Top Of the World.

She was a pioneer in popularising  the nyckelharpa to Spain and her sensitive and visionary arrangements and compositions have melded medieval Spanish melodies with new Mediterranean evocative colours.

She is also the Artistic Director of the Toledo World Music Festival.

With the support of:

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Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)

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