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The Surprising China Roots of Grammy Winner Abigail Washburn

Abigail Washburn (Regina Folk Festival 2008/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The folk musician's relationship with the Asian country predates her musical career.

Jen Shyu's Eclectic Brilliance

Jen Shyu in performance. (Tom Shea/TBS Photography)
Arts

The talented musician, performing soon at Asia Society Texas, discusses her unique musical sensibility with Asia Blog.

NYT Lists Arif Lohar's Asia Society Gig as One of 2012's Best — Watch it Now!

Arif Lohar performing at Asia Society in New York in April. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

What do Jay-Z, The Rolling Stones, Nicki Minaj, Fiona Apple, Neil Young, and Pakistani musical legend Arif Lohar have in common? They all made The New York Times list of the best concerts of 2012.

Interview: Bhi Bhiman on Making Roots Music for the 21st Century

Singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman. (Matthew Washburn)
Arts

How the son of Sri Lankan immigrant parents learns to play guitar and ends up being compared to Randy Newman.