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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon on 29 March 2019 to preside over the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon on 29 March 2019 to preside over the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards.
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Lisbon to preside over Aga Khan Music Awards
Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Lisbon to preside over Aga Khan Music Awards
29 March 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon today to preside over the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards ceremony. Taking place from 29-31 March at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Aga Khan Music Awards will feature three days of concerts and events honouring laureates in the six domains being recognised by the Award.

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Lisbon for Aga Khan Music Awards
28 March 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Lisbon on 29 March to preside over the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards ceremony. Hazar Imam was greeted at Lisbon’s Figo Maduro airport by Rahim Firozali, President of the Ismaili Council for Portugal, and Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat to the Portuguese Republic.

Master Musicians performing along with the Gulbenkian Orchestra at the first event of the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards.

Aga Khan Music Initiative Masters Concert

Master Musicians performing along with the Gulbenkian Orchestra at the first event of the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards.
Video: Aga Khan Music Initiative Masters Concert grand finale
28 March 2019

The Aga Khan Music Awards opened with a concert on 29 March, featuring the Gulbenkian Orchestra, led by maestro Pedro Neves, which performed new works with Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative from Tajikistan, Syria, and Afghanistan, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family. This video features the grand finale performance of the concert.

Sirojiddin Juraev performing along the Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Pedro Neves.
Sirojiddin Juraev performing along the Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Pedro Neves.
Inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards opens with eclectic collaboration of sounds
Inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards opens with eclectic collaboration of sounds
28 March 2019

On 29 March, the Gulbenkian Orchestra, led by maestro Pedro Neves, performed new works with Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative from Tajikistan, Syria, and Afghanistan, in the presence of Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family.

Mawlana Hazar Imam with Isabel Mota, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Prince Amyn, and Francisco Lacerda, CEO of the CTT (Portuguese Postal Services).
Mawlana Hazar Imam with Isabel Mota, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation; Prince Amyn, and Francisco Lacerda, CEO of the CTT (Portuguese Postal Services).
Video: Aga Khan Music Awards stamp cancellation ceremony
28 March 2019

Prior to the concert held on 29 March for the Aga Khan Music Awards, the CEO of CTT (Portugal Postal Services) Francisco Lacerda unveiled a special commemorative stamp in honour of the Awards. Mawlana Hazar Imam signed one of the first day covers of the commemorative stamp along with Prince Amyn, Isabel Mota, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and Raul Moreira, Head of Philately at CTT.

Laureates of the 2019 Aga Khan Music Awards
Laureates of the 2019 Aga Khan Music Awards
Mawlana Hazar Imam to preside over inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards
Mawlana Hazar Imam to preside over inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards
21 March 2019

Later this month, Mawlana Hazar Imam will preside over the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal.

Prince Hussain describes the elements of a particular photograph. Nairobi’s Town Jamatkhana (Khoja Mosque), provided the perfect backdrop for Prince Hussain's stunning photographs of marine life.
Prince Hussain describes the elements of a particular photograph. Nairobi’s Town Jamatkhana (Khoja Mosque), provided the perfect backdrop for Prince Hussain's stunning photographs of marine life.
Prince Hussain’s photo exhibition illustrates the fragile beauty of marine life
Prince Hussain’s photo exhibition illustrates the fragile beauty of marine life
20 March 2019

Prince Hussain officially inaugurated his exhibition of marine photography last month at the historic Town Jamatkhana in Nairobi.

Mawlana Hazar Imam was accompanied by Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, and Princess Zahra to a dinner at Buckingham Palace, where he was honoured as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust.
Mawlana Hazar Imam was accompanied by Prince Rahim, Princess Salwa, and Princess Zahra to a dinner at Buckingham Palace, where he was honoured as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust.
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust
Mawlana Hazar Imam honoured as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust
11 March 2019

At a dinner at Buckingham Palace earlier this evening, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales honoured Mawlana Hazar Imam, as Global Founding Patron of The Prince’s Trust, a charity that works to support vulnerable young people to realise their ambitions. Hazar Imam was accompanied by Princess Zahra, Prince Rahim, and Princess Salwa.

The Prime Minister of Tanzania Hon. Kassim Majaliwa and Princess Zahra after the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the opening of Phase II of The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar Es Salaam.
The Prime Minister of Tanzania Hon. Kassim Majaliwa and Princess Zahra after the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the opening of Phase II of The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar Es Salaam.
Princess Zahra inaugurates Aga Khan Hospital Phase II expansion in Dar es Salaam
Princess Zahra inaugurates Aga Khan Hospital Phase II expansion in Dar es Salaam
9 March 2019

Earlier today, Princess Zahra visited the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam and joined His Excellency Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of Tanzania, to preside over the inauguration of Phase II of its expansion programme.

The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam.
The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam.
Video: Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam - Phase II
8 March 2019

The Aga Khan Hospital, Dar es Salaam is managed by the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS), which has been operating in Tanzania since the 1920s, and counts among the longest-serving healthcare institutions in East Africa. The Hospital and its associated healthcare centres follow an integrated approach based on a continuum of care for the local community.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Professor Dr Joachim Nagel, Member of the Executive Board of KfW.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in conversation with Professor Dr Joachim Nagel, Member of the Executive Board of KfW.
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaks about community, pluralism, and civil society at conference in Berlin
Mawlana Hazar Imam speaks about community, pluralism, and civil society at conference in Berlin
16 January 2019

Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke at a conference in Berlin, Germany on 15 January 2019, during an event focussed on stability and effective development in fragile environments.

Hazar Imam discursa perante líderes do Jamat por ocasião da designação da sede do Imamat

2018 Year in Review

Hazar Imam discursa perante líderes do Jamat por ocasião da designação da sede do Imamat
Video: 2018 Year in Review
30 December 2018

As we mark the beginning of 2019, we would like to share with you a video recapping the events of 2018. We wish the Jamat good health, success, and happiness in the new year.

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