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The Badakhshan Ensemble performing at the Académie Diplomatique Internationale in November 2015.

Organised by the Ismaili Council for France in conjunction with the Aga Khan Music Initiative, the Badakhshan Ensemble performed in Paris on 7 November 2015.

Portrait of Rumi

Tell me, is sugar sweeter Or He who makes sugar cane? Is the Beauty of the moon better Or He who makes it wax and wane? Source: Diwan-e Shams-e Tabrizi, translated by Shahriar Shahriari

Sabeen Virani in Aleppo at the Church of St. Simeo

Sabeen Virani talks about the growing phenomenon of young people across North America going overseas to study, work, or volunteer. She recounts her own experience in Syria as well as other individuals’ ventures to places like Sudan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uganda.

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