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For Accordion Awareness Month, You Should Watch These Videos From Asia


We pick three of our favorite accordion videos from Asia.

Watch: The Beatles Live in Japan in 1966

The Beatles in concert in Japan in 1966.
Multimedia Today is Paul McCartney's 70th birthday. In honor of the special occasion, we trolled through the archives (aka "searched YouTube") for some Asia-related Beatles goodness.

Watch: Complete NY Concert by Pakistani Living Legend Arif Lohar

Arif Lohar in concert at Asia Society New York on Saturday, April 28, 2012. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)

Asia Society New York is still buzzing after last weekend's two sold-out performances by Pakistan's beloved balladeer Arif Lohar. Relive the magic whenever you want with this complete video of the Saturday show.

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)

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)

Compelling music videos trace the changes in Arif Lohar's sound and personal style over the years. Tune in for a live webcast on 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


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)

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)

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'


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)