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“At a time when we are bombarded every day by images of the world in crisis, The Rosegarden of Light is a joyful celebration of musicians who share a fundamental right to express themselves through the universal language of music.”
- Blackmore Vale Magazine
Afghan Women's Orchestra "Zohra" and the Junior Ensemble of Traditional Instruments partners with the American chamber ensemble Cuatro Puntos to release their first international album
The album, released on the UK label Toccata Classics in June 2016 and distributed worldwide by the Naxos label, features Afghan traditional music played by the Junior Ensemble of Traditional Instruments. It is paired with music by UK composer Sadie Harrison written for the Afghan Women's Orchestra "Zohra" and the American string sextet Cuatro Puntos titled The Rosegarden of Light. Also on the album are arrangements of Afghan songs for string sextet by ANIM's orchestra director, arranger, and violin teacher Kevin Bishop. The album has received airplay across the world on prominent stations such as BBC Radio (UK) and National Public Radio (USA.) The album has received critical acclaim via reviews across the world in several languages. Purchase the album and learn more by clicking here.
The Rosegarden of Light - Toccata Classics (TOCC0342) - distributed outside of the UK by Naxos; Cuatro Puntos (string sextet), Ensemble Zohra (orchestra), Kevin Bishop (viola), Junior Ensemble of Traditional Instruments (world music ensemble), Sadie Harrison (composer,) Kevin Bishop (arranger).