The video for Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's newly released song starts by re-creating the conditions of his captivity during the 81 days he was held in police detention in 2011, and later dissolves into a dystopian nightmare. Courtesy Ai Weiwei hide caption

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China's Artist Provocateur Explores New Medium: Heavy Metal

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Solomon "Sully" Omar performs with the Afghan metal band District Unknown at the third annual Sound Central Festival in Kabul earlier this month. Courtesy of Ellie Kealey hide caption

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Musician Ravi Shankar performs at the Concert For Bangladesh benefit at Madison Square Garden in New York on Aug. 1, 1971. Shankar died Tuesday. He was 92. JIM WELLS/AP hide caption

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Susan Stamberg on 'Morning Edition'

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For Playlist Junkies, An App To Send You Down The Rabbit Hole

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A cyclist uses a fader to manipulate music, on Cogoo's Turntable Rider kit that blends DJ and BMX culture. NPR hide caption

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