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Video: DJ Spooky Engages with Nam June Paik's Legacy in 'Paik Variations I-III'

Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky (L) and Rami Seo on kayagŭm (R) performing 'Paik Variations I-III' at Asia Society New York on Sept. 8, 2014.
Arts

Watch: hypnotic highlights from Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky's collaboration with choreographer/dancer Jonah Bokaer. Miller returns to Asia Society New York this Saturday, Oct. 25, for further Paik-inspired investigations.

In the Philippines, Hearing Music as a Key Step on Path Toward Peace

Composer and musician Susie Ibarra, shown here in
Arts

Composer, percussionist, and musicologist Susie Ibarra is driven by a belief that the values in traditional music and indigenous culture can bring people together. In-person appearance at Asia Society New York tonight, July 30.

Video: Watch Huang Ruo Discuss His Critically Acclaimed Opera 'Dr. Sun Yat-sen'

Composer Huang Ruo at Asia Society New York on December 2, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

The New York Times hailed Huang Ruo's new opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen as a "humanizing tribute." At Asia Society last December, the composer discussed his desire to create an opera with a "Cantonese flavor."

Video: Former Mandarin Major Now Builds US-China Relations With a Banjo

Singer, songwriter, and claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn performing at the 7th annual National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles. (Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging)
ArtsEducation

Watch: the singing, songwriting, claw-hammer-banjo playing, Mandarin-speaking Abigail Washburn performs at Asia Society's National Chinese Language Conference in Los Angeles on May 8, 2014.

Star Singers, Fast-Growing Repertory Reflect China's Booming Interest in Western Opera

Soprano Ying Huang, who created the leading roles in new works such as Tan Dun's
Arts

With jet-setting artists and a trail of co-productions from Salzburg to Bayreuth, China's opera craze is big news for New York or Chicago or San Francisco as much as Beijing and Shanghai.

What Were the Five Most-Watched Asia Society Videos in 2013?

Videos of musicians Kong Nay (L) and Mohsen Namjoo (R) in concert were among Asia Society's most popular videos of 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Multimedia

What videos from Asia Society did you find most interesting in 2013? A look back at our five most-watched videos shows viewers' tastes running the gamut from music to politics to film.

From Iran to Ramen, Asia Society's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2013

A bowl of happiness from Totto Ramen in New York City. (Jason Lam/Flickr)
Food & RecipesLifestyle

Hopefully you have room for one more end-of-the-year list. Take a look back and see what Asia Blog posts got people talking in 2013.

Watch: Thai Puppeteers Bring 'Billie Jean'-Era Michael Jackson Back to Life

Arts

The headline really says it all. Press play to watch a puppet-sized King of Pop perform one of his biggest hits ... sequin glove, moonwalk and all.

Watch: New 'Genius' Grant Winner Vijay Iyer Rehearses at Asia Society in 2011

Jazz pianist, bandleader and composer Vijay Iyer, shown here in New York City in 2013, is a 2013 recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. (MacArthur Foundation)
Arts

Longtime friend of the Asia Society Vijay Iyer is a 2013 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant.

Interview: Globe-Trotting Musician Alex Zhang Hungtai on 'Living Life' for His Art

Alex Zhang Hungtai, also known as Dirty Beaches, onstage at Animal Social Club in Rome, Italy on October 19, 2011. (Flavia/Flickr)
Lifestyle

The Taipei-born, Berlin-based Dirty Beaches frontman chats about making music in Beijing, his love of Wong Kar Wai movies and his own forays into filmmaking.