- Chan Centre Presents
- Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn
Two of America’s finest banjo players start a bold new chapter, as the husband and wife team tour together for the first time. The duo will present music developed together, featuring an eclectic mix of traditional and original compositions.
Fleck is internationally renowned for his endless innovation; in his last performance at the Chan Centre in 2009 he shared the stage with tabla master Zakir Hussain and virtuoso bassist Edgar Meyer. Through unconventional cross-genre collaborations, Fleck has fostered widespread appreciation and new understanding for his chosen instrument.
Washburn is an enormously celebrated singer, songwriter, and clawhammer banjo player. Fascinated and well-versed in Chinese culture, she has revolutionized the ‘old-time’ genre through sophisticated integration of Chinese musical traditions.