Agustin Barrios (1885–1944)
Chôro de Saudade
Eduardo Martín (b. 1956)
En Cinco Lineas (2002)
—Anunciación, Iluminado, Profecía del agua y el viento, La ausencia, Ilusión y verdad
A sophisticated virtuoso, the Havana-born Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas has performed at prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Sage Gateshead, Union Chapel, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields. Dickinson Cárdenas is widely recognised as an ambassador both for the music and musicians of his native country. Over the last ten years, Ahmed has established a successful career in the UK, while maintaining a performance profile and strong links with Cuba.
In 2008, Ahmed founded Cubafilin Records – a record label dedicated to the exclusive promotion of Cuban musicians and their original works. His collaborations with the prolific guitarist and composer, Jose Antonio (Ñico) Rojas, his transcriptions, performances and recordings of Rojas’ extensive unpublished works earned two prizes at the Cubadisco Awards 2009, Best Instrumental Soloist & Best Instrumental Album and nominations for the Best Artist & Best Newcomer in Songlines World Music magazine, and Best Album & Best Single at the Latin American Music Awards UK.