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Interview: Punk Music and Protest in China and Russia

Wu Hao, guitarist for Beijing-based indie-punk band SUBS, performs at the Zebra Music Festival in Chengdu, May 2009. (Josh Chin/Flickr)
Arts

Fascinating things happen, the Pussy Riot trial reminds us, when music is used to give the finger to a stagnant government — especially an authoritarian one.

Listen: The Official Theme Song for North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Policy

The "Great Successor" now has his very own propaganda hymn, entitled "Onwards Toward the Final Victory." Watch the video for it here, and download the sheet music.

Preview: Pakistani Singer-Songwriter Arieb Azhar Gives New Life to Old Texts

Arieb Azhar. (Shahzad Ali Mirza)
Arts

A look at some of the cultural context behind Pakistani singer-songwriter Arieb Azhar's music, ahead of his July 3 performance in New York City's River to River Festival.

Photo of the Day: The Navam Perahera (The Parade of February) in Sri Lanka

Four young drummers march in the Navam Perahera (The Parade of February) in Sri Lanka on February 6, 2012. (Alexis Gravel/Flickr)
Multimedia

Four young drummers march in the Navam Perahera (The Parade of February) in Sri Lanka on February 6, 2012. (Alexis Gravel/Flickr)

Top Tweets About Singapore's Mega Church Scandal

Singapore pop star Sun in her 2007
Multimedia

The founder of Singapore mega church City Harvest embezzles SG$50 million for his wife's music career, and many locals vent their disgust via Twitter.

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

Lifestyle

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)
Arts

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)
Arts

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)
Arts

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.