Crowdfunding Campaign 'MECENAS de LEYENDA': click here

Dear friends,

I want to introduce you to my new project, 'LEYENDA' in a special way through this crowdfunding campaign: offering you to be part of it.

 As an evolution of my personal and artistic journey, in recent times I have begun to explore new creative territories that I feel like sharing with you all. Expanding my musical essence, I feel the need to express myself from a more personal place, to widen my expressive resources and my artistic vision. The beginning of this process is 'LEYENDA'.

LEYENDA: Feminine Force

In recent years I have been inspired by legends and mythologies of female beings. Stories about the feminine essence as an extension of nature itself, across the spectrum of light and shadow. 'Leyenda' reflects stories of women whose acts of love and courage, transcended into something magical, miraculous and supernatural, and have been handed down through the ages in the form of legends to show us an important aspect of this feminine essence, which is ultimately common to all human beings.

The protagonists of LEYENDA are brave, strange, otherworldly women beings. Women who burn bridges, are killed in fights, devour men, cut their wings off or shed their skin. Stories of love and hate, kindness, sacrifices, obsessions and desires, timeless human passions. Female misfits, beings between two worlds, whose archetypal stories are manifested in many cultures but with different names, forms and circumstances, proving once again that we all share the same fears. As a lover of ancient traditions, I turned to legends as a key to understand that ancient wisdom that has been carved into the collective consciousness of the people.

Inspired by the strength and the power of these tales, I conceived LEYENDA, a very personal album which expresses the force of those stories in my eyes, with the artistic and technical tools that are in my hands today.

THE ALBUM

‘Leyenda’ has 12 new compositions inspired by legends and mythologies of women and feminine beings from Spain, Europe, and diverse places from around the world.

1. Tlalli
2. Diosa Luolaien
3. La Ondina de Vacares
4. Leyenda
5. Folía de la Primavera
7. La Lamia de Kobate
8. El Puente de San Martín
9. Kari Kalas
10. La Esposa Selkie
11. Elenion
12. Akelarre

Music, arrangements & musical direction: Ana Alcaide. Lyrics: Beatriz Moreno- Cervera, based on texts and ideas by Ana Alcaide. Musical production: Ana Alcaide & Jose Manuel Castro

 

Musically speaking, LEYENDA reflects the depth and drama of these stories. It is an eclectic album with wide contrasts, which moves from very broad and diverse soundscapes. It has strong rhythms and percussion which reflects a more energetic, tribal and ethnic musical part of me.

This work represents me more than ever. Apart from the composition, arrangements, musical direction and interpretation (voice, nyckelharpas, keyboards, atmospheres), I have self-produced the album alongside Jose Manuel Castro- sound engineer with whom I learned to develop my sound over the past years.

My great friend and writer Beatriz Moreno-Cervera set lyrics to the songs. Based on my texts and melodies, together we 'played' like when we were children.

The album was recorded this winter and it is in its final stage of production. The great musicians who always accompany me have participated: Rainer Seiferth (Acoustic, Spanish and Baroque Guitar, Cittern), Bill Cooley (Psalterium, Medieval Ud, Santur), Bruno Duque (Xaphoon, Dulzaina, Whistles, Moxeño), Renzo Ruggiero (Hurdy-gurdy, Voice), Paul Castejón (Hang, Keyboards, Voice), as well as special guests: David Mayoral (Percussions), Wafir S. Gibril (Accordion, Voice), Jan Grimbergen (Oboe d’amore), Isabel Martín (Voice), Laura Fernandez Alcalde (Voice) y Oreka TX (Txalaparta).

‘LEYENDA’ LIVE

I have always considered the visual aspect of music as something of great importance, and it is now when the time has come.

With Loreto Antón as artistic director, we have developed a visual world that accompanies the music. The next step is to offer it in its proper dimension, in a SCENIC CONCERT format, a project that requires the coordinated work of a broad artistic team. We are 6 musicians on stage, as well as stage designers, lighting designers, sound technicians and artistic direction.

In November and December 2015 LEYENDA was pre-released in 4 theaters (Castilla la Mancha and Madrid) and it was then when we were able to assess the true scale of the project.

FICHA ARTÍSTICA y TÉCNICA: Ana Alcaide (Voice, Nyckelharpas, Hardanger fiddle, Atmospheres), Rainer Seiferth (Guitars, Cittern, Percussions), Bill Cooley (Psalterium, Medieval Ud, Santur, Percussions), Bruno Duque (Flutes, Clarinet, Dulzaina, Snail, Choirs, Effects), Ido Segal (Percussions, Hansa Veena), Paul Castejón (Keyboards, Duduk, Ukelele, Percussions, Choirs).

Artistic direction: Loreto Antón. Sound: Jose Manuel Castro. Lighting: Eugenio Tardón. Scenography: Lucía Bertullo y Borja Cereceda. Production: Ana Alcaide y David Sierra. Musical creation and direction: Ana Alcaide.

To start the project in 2016 we need a boost!

WHY THIS CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

The entire project is self-funded by me, and without institutional or external support it is difficult to start a project of this magnitude. I have set the figure of 6000€ as a target, but all the revenue I can raise is more than welcome and will be invested in developing the project, which has a cost of more than the targeted 6,000€.

HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THIS PROJECT

I offer different ways for you to get involved, with diverse contributions and rewards. Simply by sharing this campaign and by telling your friends, you are contributing. All the support is most welcome!

If you want to make a free and independent donation to these proposals, click here

As a thank you, all you backers will receive a preview of the album at the moment of your participation, by downloading the song 'La Ondina de Vacares'.

Thank you very much for your contribution!

Ana

GENERAL CONDITIONS

· Shipping charges are not included. These will be indicated at the time of purchase depending on the selected pack and the destination.

· All CDs will be dedicated according to your request.

· All postal deliveries will be made as of May 2016. We will contact you for details of your order.

· The tickets are for any concert of the 2016- 2017 tour . Please, let us know previously to reserve your VIP seats.

· Additional rewards info: ·Información adicional sobre las recompensas: click here

· Write your questions to: contactos@anaalcaide.com

Telephone assistance: +(34) 695 441 687

 


·10€ Download the full-length album in advance to release date

·15€ CD (first edition)

·20€ Anticipated digital download + CD (first edition) + Postcard with exclusive design

  • 35€ ONDINA pack

 Anticipated digital download + CD (first edition) + Postcard with exclusive design + Dedicated A3 Poster + exclusive 'LEYENDA' product to choose (T-shirt, notebook, cotton fabric bag or CD)

  • 50€ ONDINA pack +

ONDINA pack + extra 'LEYENDA' product to choose (T-shirt, notebook, cotton fabric bag or CD)

  • 60€ VIP BACKER

VIP Double entry for a concert (2016-2017 tour) + Anticipated digital download + CD (First edition) +  Postcard with exclusive design + Dedicated A3 Poster + 'LEYENDA' exclusive product to choose (T-shirt, notebook, cotton fabric bag or CD) + Your name in the credits of the new album

· 75€ -VIP BACKER + extra LEYENDA article (T-shirt, notebook, cotton fabric bag or CD)

  • 90€ HANDWRITEN LYRICS

VIP Backer + Handwritten song & personal dedication to choose on a A3 poster or parchment (you choose the format)

  • 100€ WELLNESS Pack

VIP Backer + Kit with Candles + Incense + Massage oil + Soap + Bath salts + Tea

  • 100€  ORIGINAL SCORE (12 Uds.)

VIP Backer + Original handwritten score used in the recording of 'Leyenda', to choose (music, arrangements, lyrics and personal notes of instrumentation and production)

  • 120€ TOLEDO pack

VIP Backer + Marzipan from Toledo (400 gr.) + Ceramic magnet + Poster of Toledo

  • 130€ MUSICIAN Pack

VIP Backer + 7 scores of Ana Alcaide's songs (music and lyrics) to choose +  A4music notebook with exclusive design (5 lines pentagram)

  • 140€ CREATURES pack

VIP Backer + 12 original and unpublished A4 quality photographic prints of Ana & the protagonists of the songs (Pics by Lucía Herrero) + Handwritten lyric & personal dedication you choose

  • 140€ BALI pack

BALI pack: VIP Backer + Decorative tapestry made in Batik art (motif to choose) + Jasmine Tea + CD 'Gotrasawala ensemble' + Spicy cigarretes (4 units)

  • 150€  MEDIEVAL PARCHMENT

VIP Backer + Parchment A3 with written lyrics & dedication to choose, in medieval calligraphy. Personalized by a profesional calligrapher

  • 200€  TLALLI pack

VIP Backer + Ocarinas & Percussions played by Ana in the premiere of "Leyenda"- May 2016 (2 ocarinas + 2 chajchas, dedicated)

  • 230€ SEPHARDIC pack

VIP Backer + Book 'El último sefardí' + 2 CD ('Como la luna y el sol', 'La Cantiga del Fuego') + 1 DVD ('Concierto en la Sinagoga del Tránsito') + 5 scores of sephardic traditional songs, songs by Ana Alcaide or handwritten lyrics, to choose + exclusive & unpublished Ilustration 'Sephardic Moon' + Ceramic magnet with Sephardic motif

  • 250€ AKELARRE pack

VIP Backer + Full kit with oils and medicinal herbs & plants + Manual with 20 ancient remedies selected and used by Ana + Handmade cream by Ana

  • 300€ GODDESS pack

VIP Backer + 'Triple Goddess Tarot' Deck & Book set + Feminine archetypes consultation (Mariam Cárcel- Nai Terra)- presential or skype session + Personalized Mandala with your birthdate (Nai Terra)

  • 300€ UNPUBLISHED LEYENDA

VIP Backer + Dedicated folder with all the music, lyrics and unpublished contents, handwritten by Ana. Includes: music scores + lyrics + notes about instrumentation and production + 12 original unpublished A4 quality prints of Ana & protagonist of the songs+ extended legends texts + original ideas and comments about songs inspiration + other legends

  • 350€ DIDACTIC pack

VIP Backer + Masterclass or talk (nyckelharpa, composition, arrangements, production, independent music, legends, world music, Sephardic music). Individual or Group, presential or skype. The duration and form will be agreeded depending on your needs

  • 500€ CONCERT

VIP Backer + Ana's private concert at your place or in Toledo (organized by her). Max. 50 persons. Ask conditions for other destinations

  • 550€ SPANISH REBEC

VIP Backer + Personally handcrafted spanish rebec, played in Ana´s first recordings & Toledo. Bow included

  • 650€ TALLHARPA

VIP Backer + Personally handcrafted Tallharpa (nordic bowed lyra) played in recordings & Toledo. Bow included

  • 1000€ TOLEDO EXPERIENCE

VIP Backer + Concert + Visit Toledo with Ana. Discover the Sephardic Toledo, inspirational spots and unexplored places with her. The itinerary will finish with a concert. Includes wineglass invitation + Dedicated CD & poscard for everybody. The itinerary will be agreeded depending on your interests. Maximum 20 persons