Songs & Stories Podcast: Talking Story with Elizabeth Sekona Robinson

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Songs & Stories Podcast: S3, E7

Show Notes: Born and raised on Hawaii Island, Elizabeth Sekona Robinson has been playing violin most of her life. She received eleven years of classical training under Ursula Vietze-Koehler, during which time she won the annual Madeline Schatz-Harris Youth Concerto Competition twice. This episode features her work with the Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra, a tribute to Frank Zappa, and a new track with Gary Washburn from the album Lavender.


Lavender has twelve songs including a Russian Folk song Dark Eyes, Jules Massenet’s “Meditation” and Duke Ellington’s “I Got It Bad.” Washburn’s compositions are “Boomba,” “Ballet,” “Lavender,” “La Impression,” “Sweet Pea,” “Begonia,” “Hoe Down,” “Rendezvous,” and “Cockeye.”

Elizabeth Sekona Robinson

In this podcast, you will hear “Spring” (w/The Kamuela Philharmonic Orchestra), “Boomba,” and “Willie The Pimp” (w/ The UH Hilo Jazz Orchestra).


You can find Songs & Stories on all major podcast platforms including PandoraApple PodcastsSpotify, and Google Podcasts. Listen and download for free. The show also airs weekly on KONA 100.5 FM in Kailua, Kona.

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Lavender is available on several streaming platforms. To order a copy of Lavender on CD, contact Gary Washburn via Facebook.

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