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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)
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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)
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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

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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)
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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)
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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.

Interview: Classical Violinist Jennifer Koh Finds Her Own Path to Music with Meaning

Violinist Jennifer Koh. (Juergen Frank)
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The Chicago-born violinist has made a name for herself not only through her playing but through her unusually thoughtful approach to the classical repertory.

Kong Nay in Concert: You Read About It in the New York Times, Watch It Here

Cambodian chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar) player Kong Nay performs at Asia Society New York on April 20, 2013. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
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The Cambodian chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar) master's performance at Asia Society New York — now available in full — gets a shout out from the New York Times.

Video: An Exclusive Song From Kong Nay, Master of the Mekong Delta Blues

Watch legendary Cambodian singer Kong Nay perform live for free at 8 p.m. Saturday night New York time at AsiaSociety.org/Live.
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Also, watch a complete live concert from the legendary Cambodian singer for free at 8 p.m. Saturday night New York time at AsiaSociety.org/Live.

Live from New York, This Saturday Night: Cambodia's Master Guitarist Kong Nay

Cambodian musician Kong Nay plays the chapei dong vong (long-neck guitar).
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Cambodian long-neck guitar player Kong Nay brings his soulful sounds to the Asia Society New York stage this Saturday night. The concert is sold-out, but don't despair: it will also be a free live webcast on AsiaSociety.org/Live.

Interview: Pakistani Duo Zeb and Haniya Cross Musical and Geographic Borders Alike

Pakistani musicians Zebunnisa Bangash (L) and Haniya Aslam (R), who perform as the duo Zeb and Haniya. (Nida Rehman)
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Pakistan's boundary-breaking folk duo open up about finding success across the border in India and when their long-awaited second album will arrive.