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The art of music uses acoustics to tell a story. Age-old tales have been passed down for generations in the form of song and verse, from the Middle East and North and West Africa, to South and Central Asia.

The 13th century Sufi poet Jalal al-Din Rumi once said, “Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about…” perhaps hinting at the reality that, while consumed by the responsibilities and distractions of daily life, many of us are yet to find the creative gifts that lie hidden within. 

The Urban Land Institute (ULI), a non-profit organization representing the real estate land development industry provides education and advocacy with the objective of building better, more inclusive, and more sustainable urban communities.

Fostering art and culture through live performances is one of the program objectives of Ismaili Centres.  In partnership with Prabhas Arts, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto hosted a Kathak Dance performance titled Dhamaar a Fantasy of Kathak Dance.

The Aga Khan Music Initiative works to promote the revitalisation of cultural heritage as a source of livelihood, and as a means to strengthen pluralism.

Often referred to as a universal language, music provides a common theme to bring people together. Intended to entertain, educate, and inspire thought; music also has the ability to inform listeners about the diversity of artistic expression, and by extension, the diversity of peoples and cultures.

Prince Amyn delivers remarks upon accepting the 31st annual Hadrian Award.

On 23 October, Prince Amyn was presented with the 2018 Hadrian Award by World Monuments Fund (WMF) Chair Lorna B. Goodman, who paid tribute to his “generous, thoughtful, responsible, and engaged” contribution to WMF. In his acceptance remarks, Prince Amyn emphasised the importance of monuments, and ensuring that they are self-sustaining and accepted by local communities.