Ana Alcaide is a musician and composer from Toledo, Spain, who carries out research on ancient traditions and cultures. Her music is inspired by the journey of the Sephardic Jews and her city, which is why her music is commonly referred to as the “Toledo Soundtrack”.
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.
In 2012 Ana released her third album ‘La Cantiga del Fuego’ which has received a great international recognition, remaining 5 months at the WMCE - ‘World Music Charts Europe’ and considered one of the best 2012 albums in Europe.