My friend Abigail Washburn is touring the Silk Road with musical partner Kai Welch and a group known as The Village that includes musicians and film-makers. They reached Lanzhou, China, just after a tragic school bus accident on Nov. 16th took the lives of 21 children from the community. Abigail sings "Bright Morning Stars," with her band and special guest, local erhu virtuoso, Prof. Fang Ningping. Abby and Kai's duet simply soars into the heavens. Watch for the solos halfway through the tune. When Prof. Fang lets his erhu cry you can hear and feel the audience's emotional release. This is a demonstration of the healing power of music, and true cultural exchange at its most human, and its most sublime.