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Photos (and Video): Arif Lohar Rocks the House at Asia Society New York

Arif Lohar (L) and Fozia on stage at Asia Society New York on April 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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Photos and video highlights from Arif Lohar's euphoric Asia Society New York shows last weekend.

Video: The Evolution of Arif Lohar

Arif Lohar's Caravanserai concert at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, Rhode Island on March 18, 2012. (Ehsun Mirza/Arts Midwest/Flickr)
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Compelling music videos trace the changes in Arif Lohar's sound and personal style over the years. Tune in for a live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live of his Asia Society New York performance next Saturday, April 28, at 8:00 pm ET.

Video: Exploring the Underground World of Chinese Hip Hop

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Matthew Niederhauser, a veteran observer of Beijing's music scene, provides a lively overview of hip hop in China — where it came from and where it's headed.

Interview: Jon Campbell on Why You Should Care About Chinese Rock and Roll

Chinese band Duck Fight Goose plays Hong Kong in December 2011. (nozomiiqel/Flickr)
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Plus, the author of 'Red Rock' makes a passionate case for why China's Cui Jian belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Watch: Japanese Punk Band Becomes Voice of 'Generation Fukushima'

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The Kyoto-based band's spoken-word song "humanERROR" has turned into an anthem of sorts for Japan's traditionally apolitical youth.

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

Singer-songwriter Bhi Bhiman. (Matthew Washburn)
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How the son of Sri Lankan immigrant parents learns to play guitar and ends up being compared to Randy Newman.

Photo of the Day: Indonesian Punks 'Rehabilitated'

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On December 13, 2011, 65 youths, who were rounded up at a punk rock concert on Saturday, had their their spiky mohawks — deemed insulting to Islamic traditions — buzzed off. (Chaideer Mahyuddin /AFP/Getty Images)

In Concert: Gingger Shankar, Dave Liang to Redefine Musical Mashup at Asia Society

Gingger Shankar (L) and Dave Liang (R), appearing at Asia Society New York on Nov. 4, 2011. (Courtesy artists' websites)
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If you thought blending Chinese classical instrumental music with hip-hop and electronica was a rare treat, imagine combining that fusion with a blend of Indian classical and contemporary Western music.

That's exactly the idea behind Dave Liang and The Shanghai Restoration Project's appearance with Gingger Shankar this Friday, November 4 at Asia Society in New York.

Asia Society Celebrates 100 Years of Faiz Ahmed Faiz

L to R: Sameer, Sabir, Tahira Syed and Azhar Hussain at Asia Society New York on Oct. 1, 2011. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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"Have you ever paid attention to Faiz's prose? Faiz's prose is very polished and has a lot of depth."

So began legendary Pakistani actor Zia Mohyeddin this past Saturday at a centennial celebration honoring eminent Pakistani poet and intellectual Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) at Asia Society New York.

Podcast: Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan: Local, Global, Classical, Pop

Singer Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan.
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This is the latest installment of a series of podcasts entitled Another Pakistan, a co-production of the Asia Society and the Watson Institute at Brown University, with support on the ground from Aman ki Asha. Click here to learn more. Scroll to the end of this post to listen to the podcast.