Ana Alcaide & Gotrasawala ensemble

Ana Alcaide & Gotrasawala ensemble

 Toledo, Castille-La Mancha, ESP
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"GOTRASAWALA" means ' global gathering', and describes the fascinating encounter between musicians from the East and from the West. Spanish performer & world music composer Ana Alcaide works together with remarkable musicians from West Java (Indonesia) in pursuit of new ideas and structures, fusing western forms with instruments and patterns from traditional sundanese music.

Biography

BIOGRAPHY

Ana Alcaide is a Spanish performer, composer and music producer who carries out research on ancient traditions and cultures. Pioneer at playing and introducing nyckelharpa in Spain her music is commonly described as the Toledo Soundtrack. Ana writes and produces her songs, adds compositions and adapts her instrument to ancient melodies which had travelled around the Mediterranean and were originated in the Spanish Medievo. Her third album La Cantiga del Fuego has received great international recognition, remaining 5 months at the WMCE and considered one of the best 2012 albums for the specialized criticism. In 2015 she started the project 'TALES of PANGEA', in which she creates new music in collaboration with artist from other parts of the world, and she has focused in West Java, Indonesia.


Instrumentation:

Ana Alcaide: Nyckelharpa

Bill Cooley: Psalterium, Ud, Clay Pot

Novi Aksmiranti: Voice

Rudi Rodexz: Bansing, Kecapi, Hang Drum, Voice

Riky Oktriyadi: Kendang, Selentem, Frame Drums, Hand Percussion

Rudini Zhiter: Kecapi

Iman Jimbot: Suling, Voice


Discography


- ‘Viola de Teclas’ – Lubican Records, 2006

-‘Como la Luna y el Sol’ – Lubican Records, 2007

- ‘La Cantiga del Fuego’ – ARC Music, 2012

- ‘Gotrasawala Ensemble’ – Ana Alcaide, 2015


Set List

1. Aguaribay - intro
2. Aguaribay
3. Kalbu Gnalagu
4. Sono
5. Madenda - intro
6. Madenda
7. Geber - Geber
8. Madya
9. Pajajaran
10. Goyong