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Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn - "Water Is Wide/Wusuli Boat Song" [Official Audio]
Listen to the official audio for "Water Is Wide/Wusuli Boat Song" by Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn, a song off their self-titled debut collaborative album. 'Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn' out on CD/digital on April 3, 2020 and LP on May 29, 2020. Stream/download/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: All other platforms: Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn’s debut collaborative release is a testament to the connective power of music across seemingly disparate cultures. Merging American old-time music and Chinese folksong, Wu Fei & Abigail Washburn features gorgeous, impressionistic renditions of traditional material from the hills of Appalachia to the prairies of Xinjian province, each tune flowing seamlessly into the next. The effervescent resonances of Wu’s guzheng zither dance around Washburn’s expressive banjo playing, their voices intertwining English and various Chinese dialects. This album recasts “world music” as music of our shared world, highlighting our shared humanity and the transformative power of song. Wu Fei: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Abigail Washburn: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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4 min 17 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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