Abigail Washburn

Building US-China relations ... by banjo

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Filmed Jan 2012 at TED2012
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TED Fellow Abigail Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations — until she picked up a banjo. She tells a moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed touring across the United States and China while playing that banjo and singing in Chinese.

Abigail Washburn
/ Clawhammer banjo player

Abigail Washburn pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, creating results that feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody's ever heard before.  Full bio.

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