For over a decade Abigail Washburn, a singer-songwriter and clawhammer banjo player, knew she wanted to help improve Chinese-American relations. She just never thought she'd be doing it through song.
She first began playing the banjo "in response to having fallen so deeply in love with Chinese culture," says Washburn.
"I think subconsciously I was seeking something special about America that I could take back with me to China and share with my Chinese friends." That's about the time she started translating English songs into Chinese and adapting Chinese tunes to the banjo.
"I thought as long as I have this life to live, I'm going to take this on -- I'm going to be a part of China."
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