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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.”