Abigail Washburn: China Meets Americana

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  • "A Fuller Wine"
  • "Kangding Qingge/Old Timey Dance Party"
  • "Great Big Wall in China"
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Harnessing a passion for both old-time American folk music and ancient Chinese culture, Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet achieves an unlikely sound that absolutely works. The group's innovative first album flawlessly combines banjo and violin-driven melodies with Chinese lyrics and rhythms. Washburn and her band visit World Cafe host David Dye to share music from their self-titled debut.

This segment originally aired July 10, 2008.

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