The Lute Legends Collective is a performing association of musicians who represent ancient plucked-string traditions.
- Lucas Harris & Wen Zhao, co-directors

 

A Long and Storied History


The ‘┼źd has had a presence in early Mesopotamia as well as in many surrounding areas, including Turkey, Egypt, Greece, and Eastern Africa. It was likely introduced to Western Europe by the Arabs who established the Umayyad Caliphate of Al-Andalus on the Iberian Peninsula in the early eighth century.