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Eva Alkula, kantele player | A kantele or kannel is a traditional plucked string instrument of the zither family native to Finland, Estonia, and Karelia. It is related to the Russian gusli the Latvian kokle and the Lithuanian kankles. Together these instruments make up the family known as Baltic psalteries. The oldest forms of kantele have 5 or 6 horsehair strings and a wooden body carved from one piece. From melodiasoitin.co.uk
Moche (Mochica) ceramic pot vessel in the form of a recumbent anthropomorphic peanut playing a musical instrument. The instrument is a quena that is a type of Andean flute. The musician peanut legume is given a man’s head. The Moche culture began about 200 B.C., lasting to about 1000 A.C. inhabiting the North Coast of Peru. The Moche artists produced the only realistic or naturalistic fine art sculpture visual art in pre-Hispanic or pre-Columbian South America. Much Mochican clay
The premier Spanish ensemble, directed by its founder Jordi Savall, returns to the International Series to present music for five violas da gamba, lute, and percussion. Its program is a virtual tour of 16th- and 17th- century Europe led by one of the most multifariously gifted musicians of his generation. Savall's career as a concert performer, teacher, researcher, and creator, both musical and cultural, makes him one of the principal architects of the current revaluation of historical music.