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Video: The Ismaili Update - Aga Khan Awards episode two
29 October 2022

Episode two of The Ismaili Update: Aga Khan Awards includes highlights from The Aga Khan Music Awards gala concert part one, featuring remarks by Prince Amyn and His Excellency Jamal Bin Hassan Al Moussawi, as well as performances by Zakir Hussian, the Royal Oman Symphony Orchestra, and the Aga Khan Master Musicians. Join host Noor Al Kassir for the second instalment of our special behind-the-scenes glimpse into this week's events in Muscat. 

Prince Amyn presents the 2022 Aga Khan Music Award for Lifetime Achievement to Zakir Hussain.
Prince Amyn presents the 2022 Aga Khan Music Award for Lifetime Achievement to Zakir Hussain.
Magic of music-making on full display at Aga Khan Awards ceremony
Magic of music-making on full display at Aga Khan Awards ceremony
28 October 2022

The Aga Khan Music Awards (AKMA) gala concert part one was held this evening at the unique Royal Opera House in Muscat, Oman, in the presence of Prince Amyn, Princess Zahra, Prince Hussain, and Princess Fareen.

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Video: The Ismaili Update - Aga Khan Awards episode one
28 October 2022

Join host Noor Al Kassir for the first instalment of The Ismaili Update: Aga Khan Awards, a special insight into this week's events in Muscat, the Sultanate of Oman. Episode one includes a behind-the-scenes look at the venue for this year’s Aga Khan Awards, the Royal Opera House, and a glimpse of the Muscat Jamat’s excitement to host international guests for the events this weekend.

 Inspiration for the song came from Ayat an-Nur. “God is the Light of the heavens and the earth” is cleverly depicted with a reflection in the sea and the names of the Imams appearing like stars in the sky.
 Inspiration for the song came from Ayat an-Nur. “God is the Light of the heavens and the earth” is cleverly depicted with a reflection in the sea and the names of the Imams appearing like stars in the sky.
The making of Nur Un Ala Nur
The making of Nur Un Ala Nur
27 October 2022

One of the most constructive outlets for humans to express feeling and emotion is via art and music, as we will witness at the Aga Khan Awards this weekend. As an example, earlier this year, a collection of accomplished Ismaili musicians came together to perform a special song reflective of the Jamat’s loyalty and devotion to the Imam-of-the-Time. This is the story of their collaboration.

Aga Khan Award for Architecture trophies lined up in preparation for the prize-giving ceremony to begin.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture trophies lined up in preparation for the prize-giving ceremony to begin.
Live stream: Get ready for a feast of culture
Live stream: Get ready for a feast of culture
27 October 2022

Tune in for the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture and Aga Khan Music Awards being jointly hosted this weekend in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. The prize-giving ceremonies and gala concerts, to be attended by members of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s family, will be streamed live on The Ismaili TV this Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

This year’s Aga Khan Music Awards laureates hail from nine countries around the world.
This year’s Aga Khan Music Awards laureates hail from nine countries around the world.
Transcending boundaries through music
Transcending boundaries through music
26 October 2022

In a world that can often feel uncertain, music is a source of hope. It’s a universal language; one that transcends cultural boundaries and can unite people of different backgrounds. Just a single chord can touch one’s innermost being, evoking emotions without uttering a word.

Why music matters: The Aga Khan Music Awards
Why music matters: The Aga Khan Music Awards
25 October 2022

A praise singer from Dar es Salaam, an all-female quartet from Tehran, a dervish from Lahore, and the world’s most famous tabla player… These are just a few of the 16 remarkable laureates of the 2022 Aga Khan Music Awards, which are being celebrated this weekend in Muscat, Oman, as the Music Awards and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture team up to create the first-ever joint Awards event.

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Video: The making of Shukrana
25 October 2022

In anticipation of the Aga Khan Music Awards this weekend, take a look at this 10-minute Ismaili Sounds special behind the scenes video, The making of Shukrana. A collection of 50 music artists came together earlier this year to produce Shukrana in celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 65th Imamat Day. The song is an expression of gratitude for the guidance and leadership of our Imam-of-the-Time. Filmed in Vancouver, Toronto, and Lisbon, this short film tells the story of a unique international collaboration.

In an interview with The Ismaili TV, Farrokh Derakhshani reflects on the unique nature of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
In an interview with The Ismaili TV, Farrokh Derakhshani reflects on the unique nature of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
In Conversation with Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
In Conversation with Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
22 October 2022

In an exclusive interview for The Ismaili TV, Farrokh Derakhshani recalls the Award’s history and explains its contribution to the fields of architecture, urban planning, and design.

Time and again, Mawlana Hazar Imam has taken the opportunity to recognise and appreciate the importance and value of voluntary service.

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Time and again, Mawlana Hazar Imam has taken the opportunity to recognise and appreciate the importance and value of voluntary service.
A peek at the new Ismaili Volunteers motto, badge, and uniform
A peek at the new Ismaili Volunteers motto, badge, and uniform
18 October 2022

Mawlana Hazar Imam has approved a set of new guidelines for our uniformed volunteers who render service day in, day out, in Jamatkhanas and beyond. Be the first to view the new motto, badge, and uniform of the Ismaili Volunteers here.

Young members of the Jamat from across Syria came together for the Sufaraa (Ambassadors) Camp in Tartous.
Young members of the Jamat from across Syria came together for the Sufaraa (Ambassadors) Camp in Tartous.
Sufaraa Camp: Empowering youth for a better tomorrow
Sufaraa Camp: Empowering youth for a better tomorrow
16 October 2022

The first-ever residential camp programme for young Ismailis in Syria brought together 40 excited participants for a holistic learning experience promoting growth, friendship, and inspiration.

Building harmony through mediation
Building harmony through mediation
16 October 2022

Finding the right way to communicate, reflect on, and address conflicts can help increase harmony in our lives despite the challenges life may present. This process is vital for building harmony into the practice of mediation. The theme for Mediation Week this year is “Mediate first - Harmony from now to beyond.”

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