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The History of the Banjo (Excerpt)

LOS ANGELES, May 8-10, 2014 — Singer, songwriter, and claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn puts the history of the banjo in America to music at Asia Society's seventh annual National Chinese Language Conference. Watch her complete performance here. Co-presented by the College Board. (4 min., 34 sec.)


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