This episode celebrates the contributions of Indigenous artists during June - Canada's Indigenous People's month. A moving piece by Indigenous performers Cris Derksen and Moe Clark, 'Refuge in Truth' is a piece that looks at notions of displacement and alienation and how memory can help reclaim the space of belonging and connection. It is inspired by our Sanctuary Exhibition and performed in the gallery. An excerpt by Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliot Clarke discusses the diversity within the Indigenous Turtle Island Community. Juno award-winning Jeremy Dutcher's artist residency presentation and interview with the CBC's Sook-Yin Lee are featured to close the episode, his music video 'Mehcinut.
Celebrate spring and Navroz as Dr. Ulrike Al-Khamis, curator at the Aga Khan Museum talks about how the world is coming alive this time of year, experience the uplifting performances of Montreal artists Kiya Tabassian and Hamin Honari, and hear a warm conversation between Dr. Filiz Cakir Phillip and Marianne Fenton on the fascination with tulips, a favorite springtime flower.
Explore the exchange and connectivity between different Asian cultures with The Aga Khan Museum. Beginning in South Asia, a pocket performance on the bansuri by Hasheel showcases this unique cultural tradition followed by a discussion between curator Dr. Marika Sardar and Dr. Katherine Anne Paul on one of the most eye-catching pieces in the Museum's collection. Learn how a magnificent object made in China in the 15th century ended up at a court in India in the 17th century. Museum volunteer Jane Liu reflects on the beauty of the work's colorful clouds and mists and how they remind her of a motif in Chinese art. The episode closes with a glorious performance on the pipa from renowned artist Wen Zhao presenting traditional music from China.
The Global Centre for Pluralism in collaboration with the University of British Columbia presents a lecture by Ethiopian novelist and 2020 Booker Prize finalist, Maaza Mengiste, followed by a conversation with Nahlah Ayed, host of CBC Radio's Ideas. Opening remarks by Princess Zahra Aga Khan. Ms. Mengiste talks about her journey into historical research while writing her critically acclaimed novel, The Shadow King. She discusses the surprising and revelatory discoveries she made about collective memory and official archives, and what history can teach us about the future.
The IIS and ITREB Portugal are proud to host an author and book talk. Join author Shams Vellani in lively conversation with Zohora Pirbhai. People of Faith is Essays on a Historical and Contemporary Profile of the Ismailis.
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.
This week on Friday Night Reflections, join host Rahim Ladhani as he 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 on the horizon, and how the Museum continues to offer new insights and perspectives that connects cultures and brings communities together. We then journey through the Museum, with a guided tour of the newest exhibition, taking in a performance in the auditorium, and making a final stop at the Museum shop. This Friday, travel with us to Toronto to explore the treasures of the Museum from your very own home. And don't miss the quiz at the end to test your Museum knowledge!
This week in history, Mawlana Hazar Imam was among six recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy. He was awarded the medal by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and now Director of the Ethical Globalisation Initiative, noting that Mawlana Hazar Imam's "values of pluralism, multiculturalism, and strengthening civil society, are those we must all emulate." In this episode, we see highlights of the ceremony, then look back on Mawlana Hazar Imam's Golden Jubilee visit to the United Kingdom, which outlines more of his work and achievements in the region. Edinburgh, 4th October 2005 at Scottish Parliament.
On February 26th, 2020, the University of Central Asia (UCA) and Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (Cambridge Trust), and extended their partnership agreement to develop faculty across Central Asia for a further three years.
On February 26th, 2020, the University of Central Asia (UCA) and Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust (Cambridge Trust), and extended their partnership agreement to develop faculty across Central Asia for a further three years.
This week, we take a closer look at how music fosters the development of our living Muslim heritage in societies across the world, serving as a spark for human creativity and connection to the divine. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha joins to share the final installment of 'From the Heart', discussing the importance of resilience as a critical soft skill for success in one's career and in life. Host Zulekha Nathoo then sits down with Fairouz Nishanova, Director of the Aga Khan Music Programme to explore how the Aga Khan Trust for Culture collaborates with exceptionally creative musicians, artists, educators, and arts presenters from around the world. We then join the musicians who represented Canada at the Diamond Jubilee Homage Ceremony to reflect on their experiences from that epical occasion.
Justice Albie Sachs, a senior member of the African National Congress and a key architect of Mandela’s post-apartheid Constitution, delivers the fifth Annual Pluralism Lecture in Toronto at the Aga Khan Museum.
Justice Albie Sachs, a senior member of the African National Congress and a key architect of Mandela’s post-apartheid Constitution, delivers the fifth Annual Pluralism Lecture in Toronto at the Aga Khan Museum.
A look into the restoration of the Mughal Emperor Humayun’s 16th-century garden tomb, the jewel of Mughal architecture that predates the Taj Mahal, and the inauguration ceremony.
This week, we take a closer look at how music fosters the development of our living Muslim heritage in societies across the world, serving as a spark for human creativity and connection to the divine. President Ameerally Kassim-Lakha joins to share the final installment of 'From the Heart', discussing the importance of resilience as a critical soft skill for success in one's career and in life. Host Zulekha Nathoo then sits down with Fairouz Nishanova, Director of the Aga Khan Music Programme to explore how the Aga Khan Trust for Culture collaborates with exceptionally creative musicians, artists, educators, and arts presenters from around the world. We then join the musicians who represented Canada at the Diamond Jubilee Homage Ceremony to reflect on their experiences from that epical occasion.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers a keynote address to the 2015 Athens Democracy Forum, where he says that improving the quality of human life is the most important component of a successful democracy.
Today, on World Cancer Day, we look back on Mawlana Hazar Imam's visit to East Africa in 2011, where the Heart and Cancer Centre in Nairobi was inaugurated.
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 National Building Museum Washington, DC USA 25 January 2005, 15 years ago today, Mawlana Hazar Imam receives the Vincent Scully Award in recognition of his contributions to promoting design excellence, urban and rural revitalization, and historic preservation in countries where Muslims have a significant presence.

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