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Throat Singers from Tuva:
<p>Four virtuosos from the Siberian republic of Tuva astonished listeners with their overtone singing in this concert at the Freer Gallery. Each singers ability to produce multiple pitches at once draws on ancient pastoral music that invokes the rich sounds of nature, from waterfalls and babbling brooks to complex bird songs and the howling winds &#8230;</p>

Korean Cinema: Before the Wave
<p>In my last post, I wrote about the movies from Korean cinemas Golden Age that are available to stream on the Korean Film Archives YouTube Channel. In this post, Ill highlight some titles streaming there from the era preceding the early 2000s Korean Wave, which brought Korean movies to the worlds attention. After youve watched &#8230;</p>

Hundred Antiquities: Music From China
<p>Hear new music for Bronze Age bells, folk songs arranged by Pulitzer Prize winner Zhou Long, music from 11th-century Buddhist caves, and Hundred Antiquities by Grammy-nominated composer Zhou Tian, co-commissioned by the Freer and Sackler Galleries. This concert was presented in 2018 in conjunction with the exhibition Resound: Ancient Bells of China.</p>
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The Art of the Qur’an: Overview
<p>The Art of the Quran, the first major exhibition on Islams holy text in the United States, tells the story of a group of extraordinary works. Many of these manuscripts are kept in Istanbul in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts (Türk ve İslam Eserleri Müzesi), home to one of the most outstanding collections &#8230;</p>
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Ikats exhibtion installation

Traveling Oscar de la Renta: From Runway to Museum
<p>The great American designer Oscar de la Renta included this stunning gown in his fall 2013 collection. His design was inspired by the rich colors and patterns of Central Asian ikats. While ikats are now recognized widely in Western designfrom dresses to pillows and curtainstheir association with Central Asia remains largely unknown to many people. &#8230;</p>