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How violinist Gaelynn Lea redefines who can be a musician

Clip: 07/26/2019 | 8m 5s Video has closed captioning.

Gaelynn Lea is transforming our cultural understanding of who can be a musician. A congenital disability called osteogenesis imperfecta caused her bones to break more than 40 times while she was in the womb. But the violinist is known for her haunting original songs, innovative interpretations of traditional folk music and growing role as an advocate for disability rights. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 07/26/19

Rating: NR

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