Video: Kings of Rhythm
Video: Kings of Rhythm
6 July 2018

As the Arena doors opened and the audience eagerly began to take their seats, there was an air of excitement among the concert-goers. The night began with a special performance from the Portuguese Fado singer, Cuca Roseta, who delighted the audience with her powerful voice and the melodies of her accomplished band. Following the first performance, Cheb Khaled, the Algeria-born artist famous for his songs Aicha, Didi, and C'est la vie, took the stage and energised the audience with songs performed in French, Spanish, and Arabic, much to everyone’s delight. Vishal-Shekar, the dynamic Bollywood duo thrilled the crowds to close the concert.

Artists cheer on their fellow performers at the Artist Premiere Gala.
Artists cheer on their fellow performers at the Artist Premiere Gala.
International Arts Festival launches at Diamond Jubilee Celebration
International Arts Festival launches at Diamond Jubilee Celebration
6 July 2018

Excitement filled the Portugal Pavilion as over 400 artists came together on 5 July for A Estreia — the welcome gala for the Jubilee Arts finalists.

6 July 2018

Today marked day two of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, which included Mawlana Hazar Imam's arrival to Lisbon, as well as a number of Jubilee Arts events and activities, and more. 

Video: Late night in Lisboa - day two
5 July 2018

Highlights of the all the events on day two of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018.

5 July 2018

The unique occasion of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration (DJC) has illustrated the diversity and unity of the Ismaili community, as well as their commitment to serve. As part of the DJC registration process, thousands of volunteers from all over the world came forward and expressed their desire to contribute their time and energy for this historic event. This photo gallery highlights volunteers in action at Parque das Nações in Lisbon, where the DJC is taking place this week, and will be updated throughout the week.

Cheb Khaled performs “C’est la vie” at the “Kings of Rhythm” concert in Lisbon.
Cheb Khaled performs “C’est la vie” at the “Kings of Rhythm” concert in Lisbon.
Global sounds come alive at “Kings of Rhythm”
Global sounds come alive at “Kings of Rhythm”
5 July 2018

Launching the first day of the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in Lisbon, the Kings of Rhythm concert energised the Jamat gathered in Lisbon from around the world.

5 July 2018

Today marked day one of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, where the global Jamat were welcomed to Portugal with a number of events organised by Jubilee Arts, Pátio Mela, Exhibitions, and Jubilee Concerts.

Artists during the keynote address at the start of the Artist Premiere Gala.
Artists during the keynote address at the start of the Artist Premiere Gala.
Video: Late night in Lisboa - day one
5 July 2018

Highlights of the all the events on day one of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018.

Mukhi Saheb, Mukhiani Saheba, Kamadia Saheb, and Kamadiani Saheba of Lisbon Darkhana welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Portugal.
Mukhi Saheb, Mukhiani Saheba, Kamadia Saheb, and Kamadiani Saheba of Lisbon Darkhana welcome Mawlana Hazar Imam upon his arrival in Portugal.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Portugal
4 July 2018

At the invitation of the Government of Portugal, Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon this afternoon to mark the conclusion of his Diamond Jubilee year, commemorating 60 years of his Imamat. Global celebrations began on 11 July 2017 and conclude over the next week at the Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, Portugal.

A number of panels at the Ethics in Action exhibition highlight the work of the Aga Khan Development Network in various regions across the world.
A number of panels at the Ethics in Action exhibition highlight the work of the Aga Khan Development Network in various regions across the world.
DJC Exhibitions: Experience, explore, engage
DJC Exhibitions: Experience, explore, engage
4 July 2018

A special gallery of nature photographs taken by Prince Hussain was today launched as part of the exhibitions for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The Jamat have gathered from countries across the world to celebrate in Lisbon.
The Jamat have gathered from countries across the world to celebrate in Lisbon.
Pátio Mela opening ceremony sets stage for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Pátio Mela opening ceremony sets stage for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
4 July 2018

The Diamond Jubilee Celebration in Lisbon, Portugal begun on the afternoon of 5 July with a Mamero ceremony, followed by evening festivities, to mark the launch of Pátio Mela. 

Lisbon's renowned Parque das Nações will host the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
Lisbon's renowned Parque das Nações will host the weeklong Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
Global Jamat comes together for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Global Jamat comes together for Diamond Jubilee Celebration
3 July 2018

Thousands of Ismailis from Jamats around the world have gathered in Lisbon, Portugal for the launch of an historic celebration, to mark the conclusion of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee.