If you're not an aficionado of Early Music, you may not have heard of it, but the ancestor of the guitar was the vihuela, also called the viola da mano. With six sets of double strings tuned like a lute, the vihuela was the 15th-century bridge between the the Arabic oud and the modern six-string Spanish guitar.
The rich fusion of cross-cultural influences from Iberia, North Africa, Jewish and Gypsy cultures that produced flamenco in the 18th century were built on it, and variations on this much-loved music continue to grow and develop today.
On this transmission of HEARTS of SPACE, we explore this world with another journey in the Spanish-Moorish soundscape called VIHUELA. Music is by STEPHEN DUROS, ANDRE FERIANTE, TOM SALVATORI, LUYS DE NARVAEZ, and FRANCISCO TARREGA.