Alcaide, Ana / Leyenda
Album:Leyenda Collection:World
Artist:Alcaide, Ana Added:Jun 2016
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-07-04 Pull Date:2016-09-04 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Aug 28Aug 7Jul 31Jul 24Jul 10

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 25, 2018:Melange
La Ondina De Vacares
4.Aug 25, 2016:Melange
2.Nov 02, 2017:Melange
5.Aug 06, 2016:Music Casserole
Folia De La Primavera
3.Jan 26, 2017:Melange
La Ondina De Vacares
6.Aug 04, 2016:DJ YJ's Multilingual Sampler

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-06-30 
Ana Alcaide, musician and composer from Toledo, Spain, has created a fusion album celebrating feminine legends worldwide; interesting musical texture informed by northern European instruments such as the amazingly resonant nyckelharpe; some of it is a little heavily orchestrated for my taste

NO FCC issues Favorite tracks: 3, 6, 12

1 – 3:08 – Tlalli – “Earth” in Nuahatl - birds, water, slow drum, eerie sounds

2 – 3:49 –Diosa Luolaien – Chinese legend of the end of matriarchy – sung in Spanish – Celtic sound of strings and drums

*3 – 4:37 --La ondina de vacares – song of water spirits (ondines) in Granada who lure men to their deaths; heavily textured with voice and instruments

4 – 4:07 – Leyenda – slower, waltz time – lyrics about where legends are born – “on the ethereal edge separating truth from illusion”

5 – 4:48 – La Mujer Muerta – slow ballad of two brothers in love with the same woman who dies and becomes a mountain chain by the name of 'Dead Woman'

*6 – 4:04 – Folia de la Primavera – Renaissance-style dance piece; very pretty

7 -5:20—La Lamia de Kobate –about magical, mythical beast from the Basque country – starts out like a cappella Balkan women's singing – strong, close harmony

8 – 5:07 – El Puente de San Martin – heavily orchestrated ballad of a master builder's wife setting fire to a defective bridge; segues into Arab sounding song with matching instruments

9 – 4:53 – Kari Kalas –story of a woman's desire and craving for her lover – layers of voices with soprano keening above it

10- 7:42 – La Esposa Selkie – a female selkie leaves her husband and son to return to the sea – whistles and rocking beat are Celtic-sounding

11 – 4:18 – Elenion – meditative instrumental, waltz time

*12- 3:43-- Akelarre – Basque witches gathering – fast paced, rhythmic, percussive

Track Listing
1.Tlalli 7.La Lamia De Kobate
2.Diosa Luolaien 8.El Puente De San Martin
3.La Ondina De Vacares 9.Kari Kalas
4.Leyenda 10.La Esposa Selkie
5.La Mujer Muerta 11.Elenion
6.Folia De La Primavera 12.Akelarre