What Were the Five Most Watched Asia Society Videos in 2012?

With the year coming to an end, we looked at all our 2012 videos and find out what our viewers watched the most over the past 12 months on YouTube. Looking at the number of views, the five most watched Asia Society videos in 2012 covered music, politics, film, photography and artful robotics! Based on the results, people really love Arif Lohar, whose April performance at the Asia Society was the most watched video with 395,685 views, and beat out the views of every other video of the year, combined. So take a look.

Arif Lohar and Friends: Jugni Ji!
On April 28, 2012, Pakistani musician Arif Lohar and his ensemble performed for a full house at Asia Society New York. His epic rendition of "Alif Allah Chambey di Booti" became our most watched video in 2012.

Aung San Suu Kyi Addresses Asia Society in Washington D.C.
In her first visit to the U.S. in more than 40 years, Myanmar democracy icon and parliamentarian Aung San Suu Kyi discusses the progress of reform in her country and calls for an easing of U.S. sanctions in Washington D.C. on September 18, 2012. Suu Kyi was introduced by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Michelle Yeoh and Luc Besson Discuss The Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi
Actress Michelle Yeoh and director Luc Besson share insights into the making of The Lady, based on the life of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, after a screening of the film which was introduced by director Ang Lee at Asia Society New York on December 11, 2011.

Photographer Kosuke Okahara on Japanese Women Who Cut Themselves
A short film on Kosuke Okahara's six years spent documenting Japan's serious problem of self-injury.

Robotic Confucius in Steel Cage Aims to Provoke Debate on Chinese Society
A robotic statue of Confucius created by artist Zhang Huan jolts violently in a steel cage as part of an exhibit at the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai.

What video from the Asia Society did you enjoy the most in 2012, and what kind of video content would you most like to see from us in the future? Tell us below.

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