Methods of playing the banjo are still being invented today. Bill Keith first broke the style of playing barrier with his melodic fiddle tune style. The Sparrow Quartet is a string chamber ensemble built around the twin banjos of Abigail Washburn and Bela Fleck. In this performance, their music takes us on a journey from Kazakhstan to Kentucky, seamlessly blending a Kazakh folk melody that they heard in China with a familiar bluegrass song made famous by Kentucky’s Lily May Ledford. Discussion questions are available to support the video clip.