Enjoy this performance from the Jubilee Arts International Showcase by Hussein Jadavji from Canada.
Enjoy this performance from the Jubilee Arts International Showcase by Shazia Samji from India.
Enjoy this performance from the Jubilee Arts International Showcase by Amina Nanji from DRC.
Enjoy this performance from the Jubilee Arts International Showcase by Muhanad from France.
Enjoy this performance from the Jubilee Arts International Showcase by Minaz Navodiya from Australia.
During the Closing Ceremony of the 2016 Jubilee Games, the Mazij AlMusiqaa Ensemble entrances the audience with a musical mash-up of contemporary qawwali to alternative rock grooves.
The Global Concert is a featured signature event, which embraces our diversity and celebrates our unity through music and culture to create excitement about the 2016 Jubilee Games.
A special musical event featuring internationally-renowned recording artistes, Salim-Sulaiman, in support of the Global Pandemic Relief Fund.
AKYSB UK presents Singalong Saturday: This week we present a piece call ‘Yaqeen’ meaning belief. This composition by the Ismaili Community Ensemble celebrates the legacy of our beloved Imam and the love we have for him. The music fuses classical Western styles with Jazz, Arabic and Indian influences and is played by 20 musicians all of whom contributed to the music making process. The gentle strum of the rubab, beautiful call of the bansuri and the intricate rhythms of the tabla blend seamlessly with the jazzy sounds of the trumpet, saxophone and electric guitar. The lyrics are sung in both English and Urdu and were devised by the vocalists themselves: "From a moment to a memory, Out of darkness, creating energy, Every action builds your legacy, One heartbeat to a symphony". This piece celebrates the diversity of our Jamat and the beliefs and values that bind us.
AKYSB UK presents Singalong Saturday: Shukran is a beautiful piece collaboratively composed by members of ‘Ruhi’, a multi-cultural musical ensemble, celebrates diversity through music. It seamlessly brings together melodic, soulful raags from the East, spiritually uplifting styles from the Middle East, and upbeat rhythms of the West, also highlighting a rap! Diversity is also reflected in the lyrics covering four languages, Arabic, Hindi, English, Persian, taking inspiration from esteemed poets like Rumi. Embedded throughout the song are the heart felt sentiments of a murid for their Lord, with the words ‘Shukran! Ya Noor Azalee!’ Our gratitude, O Eternal Light!

A musical performance by Anthem of Joy from Pakistan, performed during the Jubilee Arts International Talent Showcase in Lisbon, Portugal on the afternoon of 8 July 2018.

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Presenting a video called 'Spring' composed by the Ismaili Community Ensemble (ICE) for their recent concert entitled People Planet Purpose – Starting with me. ICE compose all of their own music and this year they looked at their personal responsibility of creating an environment of care, kindness and humanity. This song was inspired by their love for qawwali music and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s song called Haje Latha Nahio Akhiyan Da Cha. Spring looks at new beginning, a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be.
Meanwhile in Persia, the Qajar monarch grants the title of Aga Khan to Imam Hasan Ali Shah. Act V narrates the eventful life of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah and pays glorious homage to Mawlana Hazar Imam including a film clip from Shah Karim’s Takht Nashini and a tribute to what will surely be his legacy: the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
The original 50-page Programme for the Ali to Karim production is available to view here »

A phoenix rises from the ashes – grace follows persecution; Imam Shams al-din Muhammad miraculously survives the destruction of Alamut at the hands of the Mongols. The Imams eventually move to Anjudan in Southern Iran where they become Sufi masters; emissaries spread the Ismaili faith to the Indian sub-continent.

The original 50-page Programme for the Ali to Karim production is available to view here »

After a dispute over the succession of Imamat at the Fatimid court in Cairo, the renowned fidai Hasan Sabbah establishes a network of castles in Iran, notably Alamut and Lamasar, that serve the Nizari lineage of Imams.

The original 50-page Programme for the Ali to Karim production is available to view here »

Imam al-Mahdi and his son al-Qaim emerge from their refuge in Salamiyya to lead an advance into Mahdia, a strategic naval base on the Mediterranean Sea, from where Imam al-Muizz ultimately builds Cairo and the great Fatimid Empire.

The original 50-page Programme for the Ali to Karim production is available to view here »
Ali to Karim – Act I: Early Ismailism / Dawr al-Satr (632 – 795)

A group of actors discover a world of books from which they share events of Ismaili history such as at Ghadir-e-Khum where Prophet Muhammad makes a pivotal statement about Hazrat Ali. This Act also depicts the Legend of the 7 Sleepers as it foretells the Cycle of Concealment.

The original 50-page Programme for the Ali to Karim production is available to view here »

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