Movers & Thinkers: How Banjo Player Abigail Washburn Bridges Cultures With Songs In Mandarin | Nashville Public Radio

Movers & Thinkers: How Banjo Player Abigail Washburn Bridges Cultures With Songs In Mandarin

Nov 15, 2016

Banjo player Abigail Washburn has devoted much of her craft to bridging the divide between the United States and China. The Nashville-based artist performs in both countries and writes songs in both languages. Some people, it turns out, are more excited about that work than others.

Washburn talked to WPLN's Emily Siner in our live series and podcast Movers & Thinkers about the challenge of interpreting music from one culture to another.

This audio is an excerpt from the latest episode of our Movers & Thinkers podcast. Hear more of the conversation with Abigail and two other interpreters — a Spanish-English translator and an American Sign Language interpreter specializing in Shakespeare — by listening to our podcast on our website, on iTunes, or on Google Play.