Journey Beyond with the Aga Khan Museum’s 2021 Lapis Digital Benefit. This year’s online gala features mesmerizing performances from Mi'gmaq singer-songwriter Darlene Gijuminag, Pakistani singer Ali Sethi, Flamenco troupe Compañia Carmen Romero, and more. Hosted by journalist, teacher, and advocate Abdul-Rehman Malik.
Ankur and Ashutosh, long-time friends and founders of Amarrass Records, set out on a desert odyssey to film and record a dying culture of traditional Indian music. Driving through the remote villages of Rajasthan in northwest India, they meet master musicians including Lakha Khan, a passionate and energetic Sindhi sarangi maestro who is concerned that the next generation will not carry on the tradition.
From Prophet Muhammad's (s.a.a.s) declaration at Ghadir-e-Khumm to our present Imam, learn about the Shia interpretation of Islam and the history of the Ismaili Imamat.
From Prophet Muhammad's (s.a.a.s) declaration at Ghadir-e-Khumm to our present Imam, learn about the Shia interpretation of Islam and the history of the Ismaili Imamat.
From Prophet Muhammad's (s.a.a.s) declaration at Ghadir-e-Khumm to our present Imam, learn about the Shia interpretation of Islam and the history of the Ismaili Imamat.
From Prophet Muhammad's (s.a.a.s) declaration at Ghadir-e-Khumm to our present Imam, learn about the Shia interpretation of Islam and the history of the Ismaili Imamat.
From Prophet Muhammad's (s.a.a.s) declaration at Ghadir-e-Khumm to our present Imam, learn about the Shia interpretation of Islam and the history of the Ismaili Imamat.
From Prophet Muhammad's (s.a.a.s) declaration at Ghadir-e-Khumm to our present Imam, learn about the Shia interpretation of Islam and the history of the Ismaili Imamat.
We look back on the opening of the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon in 1998, and then at the highlights of Mawlana Hazar Imam's Golden Jubilee visit to Portugal.
In an engaging conversation on climate change and how we preserve life on earth, award-winning television host and environmental journalist, Aliya Jasmine Sovani is joined by Dr. Stanford Blade, Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta, and Onno Ruhl, General Manager of Aga Khan Agency for Habitat. The experts discuss some of the collective actions we can take as a society to help bring about a more sustainable world for all.
Watch the complete ceremony of the Aga Khan University receiving its Charter from President Uhuru Kenyatta and inaugurating its new state-of-the-art University Centre in the President’s presence at a ceremony featuring an address by His Highness the Aga Khan. Located opposite the Aga Khan University Hospital in Parklands, Nairobi, the University Centre will be AKU’s main campus in Kenya, housing its Graduate School of Media and Communications, Medical College, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute for Human Development, Brain and Mind Institute and other programs.
Watch the complete ceremony of the Aga Khan University receiving its Charter from President Uhuru Kenyatta and inaugurating its new state-of-the-art University Centre in the President’s presence at a ceremony featuring an address by His Highness the Aga Khan. Located opposite the Aga Khan University Hospital in Parklands, Nairobi, the University Centre will be AKU’s main campus in Kenya, housing its Graduate School of Media and Communications, Medical College, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Institute for Human Development, Brain and Mind Institute and other programs.
The first-ever global convocation ceremony of the Aga Khan University (AKU) live-streamed to a worldwide audience on Saturday, May 22, 2021, as 667 students on three continents received their degrees.
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.

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