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A musical lesson in international business

By Juwai, 06 September 2013

Abigail Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations – until she picked up a banjo.

Now she plays a quintessential American bluegrass banjo, and sings in full-throated Chinese.

She's a lesson in how reaching across the barriers of culture, geography and politics can enrich us all.

In this TED talk, Washburn tells the moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed – and the lessons she has learned.