Host Rahim Ladhani sits down with Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, Interim Director and CEO of the Aga Khan Museum, to explore how the Museum has fared through the pandemic, what lies ahead, and how the Museum continues to offer new insights and perspectives that connect cultures and bring communities together. We then journey through the Museum with a guided tour of the newest exhibition, taking performances in the auditorium and making a final stop at the Museum shop.
A film by Dr. Farzin Rezaeian, an award-winning documentary, and educational producer, which explores the richness and diversity of the ancient tradition of Nowruz (New Year). This colorful and joyous festival is celebrated across cultures by over 300,000 people in various countries around the world.
The Ismaili Community Ensemble (ICE) performed at the Ismaili Centre London on February 8, 2020. The theme of the original pieces of music is the impact of human beings on the planet and the urging to take personal responsibility for protecting Allah's creation.
The Council for the USA and the Wende Museum of Los Angeles presents a program that explores the music of Central Asia. A panel discusses the efforts of the Aga Khan Music Program to preserve and promote artists from the region.
A conversation with author and producer Dr. Farzin Rezaeian where he discusses his documentary The Spirit of Nowruz - One Family, One Song. The film explores the richness and diversity of the ancient tradition of Nowruz (New Year), celebrated across cultures by 300,000,000 people in various countries around the world.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center USA are pleased to present a multicultural collaboration of educators and musicians from around the world bridging languages of ancient cultures to create a new story that celebrates different traditions. Featuring Dr. Sadaf Munshi, professor, and chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of North Texas, Ehsan Matoori, composer and producer of The Voices and Bridges Project, Dr. Ali Asani, professor of Indo-Muslim Islamic Religion Cultures at Harvard University and Dr. Ali Montazeri, composer and music researcher.
In a value-based conversation with moderator Haseena Jamal, Zainub Verjee will speak about her journey in the arts, highlighting the broad scope of her work. She will touch on a wide range of themes, including the role of art in cultural diplomacy, how art fosters civil society, collaborations in art-science-technology, and the value of art and culture during the pandemic. Zainub is a trailblazer for her generation, and this insightful webinar will explore her four decades of engagement with the arts, both in Canada and internationally.
Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, discusses the origin and evolution of the Award, and Mawlana Hazar Imam's ongoing work to encourage excellence in architecture as a means of improving quality of life.
On this Friday Night Reflections episode, we take a deeper look at how architecture serves as an anchor of our identity, extending beyond the structural, functional, and aesthetic, reflecting our traditions, our values, and our aspirations. Host Malika Karim-Rajan sits down with Farrokh Derakhshani, Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for a wide-ranging conversation, exploring the origin and evolution of the Award, and Mawlana Hazar Imam's ongoing work to encourage excellence in architecture as a bedrock for sustainable development. We then travel across the globe to the Ismaili Centre Dushanbe, where architect Farouk Noormohamed shares an exclusive virtual tour of this Pamiri-inspired, architectural jewel.
This evening, we take a deeper look at the response of Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken a significant economic and social toll on communities across the globe. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha will share the second installment of 'From the Heart', exploring the soft skills needed to succeed in today's world. Host Safiqa Kara then sits down with Dr. Gijs Walraven, AKDN Director of Health, to discuss the unique challenges faced in supporting the global Jamat and the populations served by AKHS. We will also hear from some of our Canadian healthcare professionals who have served globally, giving of their time and knowledge.
In Revitalising the Citadels of Syria, we looking into the AKTC's conservation work on the citadels of Aleppo, Salah ad-Din, and Masyaf. World of the Fatimids gives us an insight into the historical world of the Fatimids in Cairo and its significance in modern-day Islam.
The Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center are pleased to present, "Arts and Sounds of the Islamic World." The program will begin to explore the vast world of Islamic arts through a discussion with Dr. Aimée Froom, Curator, Art of the Islamic Worlds, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and a musical performance by Shahid Qalandar.
A virtual talent showcase of some of the amazing talent across Africa. Don't forget to vote for your favorite performances.
Renowned Belgian Flutist Christian Plouvier and acclaimed International Concert Pianist Avenline Gram, delight an audience with an extensive repertoire of music, exquisite in choice, harmony, and presentation. The artists synchronise their performance of melodies ranging from classical to popular. The event was co-hosted by the Belgian Business Council, the Belgian Embassy, and the Ismaili Centre Dubai.
Indulge in enjoyable memories of the Salgirah celebration through Ismaili Geets (songs). A journey of a few words that speak volumes about the relationship between the Imam of the time and His murids.
A virtual talent showcase of some of the amazing talent across Africa. Don't forget to vote for your favorite performances.
A look into the highlights of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture's Fourteenth Cycle, held in Kazan, Russia, 2019.
This episode includes an introduction by Amirali Alibhai, an exhibition overview, an interview with Curator, a performance by Kiya Tabassian, Hamin Honari, and a performance by Aga Khan Master Musicians.
The Inaugural Cycle of the Aga Khan Music Awards, held on 29-31 March 2019, was a celebration of the pioneering work in music from the Muslim world, featuring laureates in a number of domains. We look back on the highlights of the first cycle.

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