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Exploring the Underground World of Chinese Hip Hop

Photojournalist and filmmaker Matthew Niederhauser, a veteran observer of Beijing's music scene, provides a lively overview of hip hop in China — where it came from and where it's headed. Concert clips include MC Davey, MC Majun, MC Dawei, Nasty Ray, Yin San'er (IN 3) and punk musicians Generation Six. (8 min., 2 sec.)


Arts
 /  New York
Farhad Mechkat and Hamid Dabashi discuss the Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
Scholars William Beeman, Peter Chelkowski and Mohammad Ghaffari discuss the role of ritual performance at Iran's annual Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
Margaret Croyden, Angela Pietropinto, Andrei Serban and Valda Setterfield reflect on cross-cultural encounters at the Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
Theater and film director Arby Ovanessian lectures on the Shiraz Arts Festival, where he directed six plays and collaborated as a theater and film program adviser.
Arts
 /  New York
A discussion about the Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
Farah Pahlavi delivers the keynote address at Asia Society's symposium on the Shiraz Arts Festival.
Arts
 /  New York
The late King of Pop turns up in Thai puppetry performance.
Arts
 /  New York
A night of Thai classical dance (Khon) and Thai puppetry.
Policy
 /  New York
The co-founder and President of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), describes some of the mother-daughter relationships she has encountered among her students.
Policy
 /  New York
Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Severine Caluwaerts and Gülden Türköz-Cosslett assess prospects for the empowerment of women in Afghanistan.
Arts
 /  New York
Fereshteh Daftari, co-curator of Asia Society Museum's "Iran Modern" exhibition, discusses the inception, curation and themes surrounding the art on view.
Arts
 /  New York
Highlights from the appearances by classical Indian choreographers/dancers Madhavi Mudgal and Leela Samson.