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Protesters gathered and occupy major streets in the city center for a rally against South Korean President Park Geun-Hye on December 10, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Chung Sung-Jun/AFP/Getty Images)
Current Affairs

This week's best content from Asia, courtesy of the Asia Society family.

Wynton Marsalis: Piano Prodigy Joey Alexander Is 'Not Something You Can Even Explain'

The Indonesian piano prodigy Joey Alexander (Carol Friedman)
Arts

The legendary trumpeter told the San Diego Union-Tribute that he "wasn't anywhere near Joey's sophistication at his age."

Interview: Emiko Saraswati Susilo on the Beauty of Indonesian Dance

Sara Gambina-Belknap
Arts

The choreographer, dancer, and vocalist discussed her upbringing and influences to Asia Society Northern California.

Interview: DJ Neil Armstrong on Food, Music, and His Filipino Heritage

DJ Neil Armstrong
Arts

The turntablist says he's drawn to his craft out of a desire to be "the person who makes everyone dance."

The Lahore Literary Festival: Bringing Pakistan's Celebration of Arts and Culture to New York

The Pakistani signer Zeb Bangash performs on the opening night of the Lahore Literary Festival at Asia Society New York. (Elsa Ruiz/Asia Society)
Arts

The two-day event offers a rejoinder to the country's reputation for political instability and extremism.

Interview: Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa on Charlie Parker, Ravi Shankar, and the Other F-Word

Rudresh Mahanthappa (Jimmy Katz)
Arts

The Indian-American saxophonist discusses his heritage, musical influences, and why Ravi Shankar's appearance at Woodstock was both the "best and worst thing" to happen to Indian music.

Kaiser Kuo on Baidu, Foreign Reportage, and the 'Paradoxes' of China

Kaiser Kuo
Current Affairs

After two decades of bridging Chinese and American cultures in various roles, the rocker, writer, podcaster, and techie looks back as he prepares to leave China.

Video: 8 Mesmerizing Minutes in Shanghai Set to Music From Balmorhea

Arts

"I wanted to make something that would really be infused with Shanghai. And I wanted it to be a sort of time capsule of that night."

From Chairman Mao to Kung Fu Panda: Wu Man Reflects on Playing the Pipa

Musician Wu Man holds her pipa. (Stephen Kahn)
ArtsEducation

The acclaimed traditional Chinese musician discusses learning her craft amid the Cultural Revolution, and how she's sought to bridge cultures through music.

The Surprising China Roots of Grammy Winner Abigail Washburn

Abigail Washburn (Regina Folk Festival 2008/Flickr)
ArtsCurrent Affairs

The folk musician's relationship with the Asian country predates her musical career.