The Bridge: Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas and Eduardo Martin

The Bridge: Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas and Eduardo Martin

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The Bridge is Cuba’s most internationally acclaimed guitar duo. With astounding performances last year we just had to bring them back!

The Bridge

With their musical empathy, Eduardo Martín and Ahmed Dickinson transform their concerts into a vehicle that connects, incorporates and juxtaposes their different generations; and the spiritual journey that drives their thrilling yet soothing performances.

Like many other Cubans or Caribbean, they enjoy a natural sense of rhythm. The guitar is their favoured instrument, which idiomatically conveys all the melodic and rhythmic intricacies of South- America's cultural diversity. 

The Bridge is a compilation of the most alluring works for two guitars by Grammy nominee composer Eduardo Martín. Here, classical styles and rock merge with son montunos; old Yoruba chants, feel-good rumbas, funk- boleros, new age tunes and cinematic pieces sit alongside Cuban tumbaos with slap bass. 


Sones y Flores                                                                                                         
©Eduardo Martín/ Walfrido Domínguez/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

Hasta Alicia baila                                                                                                  
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

Suite Antillas
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd
Paso de los vientos                                                                                                 
Puesta del sol                                                                                                           

Suite Habana
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd*
Lugares Comunes                                                                                                

Acrílicos en la sonrisa                                                                                         
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

Canción de Octubre                                                                                                 
© Eduardo Martín / Cubafilin Records Ltd

Preludio Rezo y Canto a Obatalá
© Eduardo Martín/ Walfrido Domínguez/ Cubafilin Records Ltd


Album de la Inocencia                                                                                           
© Eduardo Martín/ Editions Henry Lemoine
Con el fuego de tus ansias
Para el agua de tus manos
La paz de tu sonrisa
En otra dimension
Navegando en tu Rumbo
Hasta que amanezca
En la cima de tus sueños
El vacio de tu ausencia

Canciones del Calendario                                                                                     
© Eduardo Martín/ GSP
Canción de Enero
Canción de Febrero
Canción de Marzo
Canción de Abril
Canción de Mayo
Canción de Junio
Canción de Julio
Canción de Agosto
Canción de September
Canción de Octubre
Canción de Noviembre
Canción de Diciembre

Aguas profundas                                                                                                   
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

El Sol no tiene Dueño                                                                                            
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

Recordando a Piazzolla                                                                                        
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

Eclipse en la Zona 1                                                                                               
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

Sonido a contraluz                                                                                                  
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

Acrílicos en el Espacio                                                                                          
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

Quasi Flamenco                                                                                                    
© Eduardo Martín/ Cubafilin Records Ltd

Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas

"You are left with the sensation of being touched to the core by exquisitely played pieces"

“A true pioneer”
Classic FM Magazine

“and here Dickinson Cardenas' sweet, rounded tone and sensitive phrasing really come to the fore”

Multi-award winning London-based Cuban guitarist, Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas, is one of the finest performers of the Cuban classical guitar school. A sophisticated virtuoso, the Havana-born Dickinson Cardenas has performed at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Barbican. He has given live performances on BBC Radio 3 and BBC London. He has also featured at prominent festivals including London Classical Guitar Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival, Ards Guitar Festival (Northern Ireland), Dublin Guitar Week, Hispano-American Guitar Festival (Mexico), Identidades International Guitar Festival (Cuba) and Havana International Guitar Festival.

Over the last 10 years, Ahmed has established a successful career in the UK, whilst maintaining a performance profile and strong links with Cuba. Dickinson Cardenas is widely recognised as an ambassador both for the music and musicians of his native country. In 2008, Ahmed founded Cubafilin Records – a record label dedicated to the exclusive promotion of Cuban musicians and their original works. For nearly ten years, Dickinson Cardenas enjoyed the great privilege of collaborating with the prolific late guitarist and composer - Jose Antonio (Ñico) Rojas. Ahmed transcribed Rojas' extensive unpublished works during this period, and subsequent performances and recordings earned two prizes at the Cubadisco Awards 2009, Best Instrumental Soloist & Best Instrumental Album. The same album was nominated for Best Artist & Best Newcomer in Songlines World Music Magazine, and Best Album & Best Single at the Latin American Music Awards UK.

Recent engagements include performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Barbican, as well as a tour to Spain, Malta, Azerbaijan, England, Scotland and Ireland promoting his sixth album “The Bridge” in collaboration with Grammy nominee composer Eduardo Martín.

Eduardo Martin

Eduardo Martín (Havana,1956) is an internationally recognised guitarist and composer. He is one of the most sought-after composers of contemporary guitar; and his works are performed and recorded on five continents, reaching ever-higher levels of diffusion.

For many years, he has been a professor at the University of the Arts (ISA) in Cuba. Internationally, he has taught at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London; the University of San Antonio in Texas, USA;  the Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, USA; the Conservatory of Vic in Catalonia, Spain; the Manuel de Falla Conservatory in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the Institute of Fine Arts in Cali, Colombia; the Autonomous University of Honduras, UNAH; the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in Mexico; both the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the National University of Costa Rica (UNA); the National Conservatory in Mexico; and the Superior Conservatory of Music of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, among others.

His music catalogue includes a large number of works for solo guitar, voice and guitar, as well as instrumental duos, trios, quartets, chamber ensembles and symphony orchestra. He has also written soundtracks for theatre and film.

In his frequent international tours, he performs recitals, master classes, seminars and workshops to great acclaim by both specialists and general audiences.

  • Arts Council NI

    Arts Council of Northern Ireland

    Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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