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Sharon Isbin talks about 'Affinity' with Spokane Public Radio

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Interview with Spokane PR's Jim Tevenan

ZOHO recordings released 2 historic recordings this year, from the Grammy Award-winning guitarist Sharon Isbin. 'Strings for Peace,' with sarod master, Amjad Ali Khan, and his virtuoso sons Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash, and 'Affinity,' where Isbin performs multi-faceted and virtuosic new works for guitar, written for her by four leading composers. From the Africa-influenced El Decameron Negro by iconic Cuban guitarist/composer Leo Brouwer, through the Chinese and Spanish-inspired Seven Desires for Guitar by Tan Dun, to Richard Danielpour's sensual song cycle Of Love and Longing (with multiple Grammy winner Isabel Leonard) and the  jazz and world music-influenced Affinity: Concerto for Guitar & Orchestra by Chris Brubeck with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra/Elizabeth Schulze, Sharon Isbin gives her inimitable imprint to, and vastly enriches major new repertoire for guitar. The four world premieres also include a two-guitar arrangement for her by Colin Davin of Antonio Lauro's Waltz #3 Natalia.   

Spokane Public Radio's James Tevenan discussed the album with Isbin. Listen to the attached interview