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ARCHAEOLOGICAL & CULTURAL NEWS OF THE IRANIAN WORLD

 

Spanish Guitar is an Iranian Instrument

 

13 January 2008

 

 

LONDON, (CAIS) -- An Iranian renowned composer and music historian said that based on historical evidence classical guitar was originated in Iran.


Speaking to ISNA, Mohsen Danesh, a flamenco guitarist, further said, “contrary to claims that the guitar a western musical instrument, the guitar was invented by an Iranian musician called Zaryab Shirazi.“


He added that Zaryab was a talented musician, living during the Abbasid Caliphate (750-1258 AD). He invented the instrument by making changes to the strings of lute, which resembles the guitar in form and sound.


Zaryab propagated the guitar in Spain and North Africa as he established the first school of Andalusia music in Cordoba.


“Zaryab is quite famous in Spain due to his contribution to Spanish music. Even the world’s top flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia has named one of his compositions after Zaryab,“ Danesh added.  

 

 

 

Extracted From/Source*: Iran Daily

 

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