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Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei
March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for Asia Week 2018 at UNC-Chapel Hill!
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn (Béla Fleck duo, Sparrow Quartet, Uncle Earl) is know for creating inventive cross-cultural takes on folk and old-time music. She’s appeared on the Carolina Performing Arts stage a number of times, as a member of the Silk Road Ensemble and otherwise. Click here for more.
She returns to Chapel Hill with Wu Fei: Beijin-born singer, classically trained composer of music that merges the classical avant-garde with the Chinese folk tradition, and master of the guzheng, a 2,000-year-old, 21-string Chinese zither. This enchanting duo is a musical resolution to specific and differing issues about home. For Abigail, it means creating brave, intimate music with a sister from across the sea. For Fei, it is an opportunity to assimilate Chinese opera, classical and folk music into improvised song forms.