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From Chairman Mao to Kung Fu Panda: Wu Man Reflects on Playing the Pipa

Musician Wu Man holds her pipa. (Stephen Kahn)
ArtsEducation

The acclaimed traditional Chinese musician discusses learning her craft amid the Cultural Revolution, and how she's sought to bridge cultures through music.

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.

David Bowie's Enduring Fascination With Japan

David Bowie is photographed on May 11, 1983 at a press conference presenting the Japanese movie 'Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence' in Cannes, France. (Ralph Gatti/Getty Images)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The British musician, who died on Sunday, was notable for his enthusiasm for the Asian country's culture.

#TBT: In 2007, 'Kinsmen' Redefine Jazz

Rudresh Mahanthappa (L) and Kadri Gopalnath perform at Asia Society in New York in November 2007. (La Frances Hui/Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: when saxophonists of different backgrounds pulled together elements of Indian Carnatic music and American jazz.

Asia Society's Most Popular YouTube Videos in 2015

A look back at Asia Society's most popular videos in 2015 shows India dominating the viewership.
Multimedia

One thing is clear from looking back at Asia Society's most popular 2015 videos: India clips won the year. What were your favorite videos?

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.

#TBT: In 1971, Korean Musicians Play It Gayageum Style

Korean musicians perform as part of Asia Society’s 1971 Performing Arts program “P’ansori.” (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: A 1971 program featuring traditional Korean musicians.

Interview: What Do Hawaiian and Taiwanese Aboriginal Music Have in Common?

Daniel Ho. (Lydia Miyashiro-Ho)
Arts

Daniel Ho, a six-time GRAMMY Award-winning musician, songwriter, and producer, shares about his musical journey ahead of an August 14 performance at Asia Society Texas Center with the Taiwu Children’s Ancient Ballads Troupe from Taiwan.

#TBT: Korean Classical Music Troupe 'Entrances' Audiences in 1979

Four members of the Korean Aak troupe from the National Classical Music Institute in 1979. (Asia Society)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: a 1979 touring Korean music troupe.

Interview: Far East Movement on Asian Parents, the LA Riots, and Taking Bieber to Koreatown

Prohgress, DJ Virman, J-Splif and Kev Nish of hip hop group Far East Movement. (Big Hassle Media)
Arts

"It all started in the parking lots of Koreatown," says Kev Nish of the chart-topping Asian American hip hop group Far East Movement.