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 A participant sings at the Washington, DC., Jubilee Arts Festival

Visitors at the Jubilee Arts Festival were engulfed by the flair creativity the young Jamati members displayed on stage. Not only did they move the audience by their sheer talent but they also showcased the diversity of traditions and cultures that represent the Jamat.

Participants collaborate their musical talents using the tabla and rabob, both instruments of Persian influence

Bright green plastic melted at a scorching 185 degrees Fahrenheit and oozed out of a 3D pen. Sketches mesmerized spectators as they were lifted off of the paper. Onlookers stood next to the artist as he held up blocks of Arabic script and a group-crafted green diamond. On this table, viewers saw vision and technology unite to magically create works of art.

The National Jubilee Arts Festival USA will be held in Los Angeles, CA from March 30 - April 1, 2018

An artist performing at the Southwestern Jubilee Arts Festival, held in Houston on February 24 - 25, 2018

The Southwest Jamat witnessed an outpouring of enthusiastic artists and spectators in downtown Houston. In two short days, there were over 6,500 attendees from the Ismaili community and friends and neighbors of the Jamat as well. 

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Jamati leaders, shortly before his departure from Houston, completing a 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States.

Mawlana Hazar Imam departed Houston early this morning, marking an end to his 10-day Diamond Jubilee visit to the United States. Jamati leaders were present to bid him an emotional farewell on behalf of the US Jamat.