The Committee of 100 (C100) is proud to announce that Grammy Award-winning artist Abigail Washburn and zither master Wu Fei will perform at the C100 Annual Conference 2017, taking place May 18-20 in Washington, D.C.
Together, as an entirely unique banjo-guzheng duo bonded by their bi-cultural sisterhood, Washburn and Wu will sing and perform original compositions inspired by Appalachian and Chinese folk songs. To support the mission behind their music, Washburn and Wu created a non-profit called The Ripple Effect, 连心乐, which aims to connect, bridge and expand hearts and minds through the universal language of music.
Washburn has previously collaborated with C100 member Yo-Yo Ma‘s Silk Road Ensemble. She has traveled and performed around the world, including in China. Wu is a native of Beijing and now lives in Nashville.
Join us for this special performance at the C100 Annual Conference 2017, the nation’s premier forum on U.S.-China Relations and Asian American advancement. The conference will bring together 500 influencers in government, business, academia, and media for C100’s largest member gathering of the year. Registration is now open.
Watch Washburn and Wu performing “Wusuli Boat Song/The Water is Wide”: