Most peoples in the world experience only the toxic/destructive cultural products of the [u]nited States: a Big Mac, a filthy sitcom, or a planeload of bombs.
Thankfully, there are others going about this work in more wholesome, peaceful ways. Abigail Washburn is one such person. Her songs are a lovely blending of Southern Appalachian banjo music and Chinese musical traditions.
One of the standouts from her work is ‘Red and Blazing’:
Other good tracks include
‘Banjo Guzheng Pickin’ Girl’
and ‘Song of the Traveling Daughter’
We look forward to seeing what else Southern culture can bring forth as it befriends other cultures from around the world.
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!