On the Slopes in Afghanistan - Newsweek

On the Slopes in Afghanistan – Newsweek

By Paula Froelich for Newsweek At first glance, things in Kabul look promising. Emirates Air started flying there in January and the city feels like a boomtown: sidewalks full of pedestrians, semi-paved streets full of cars, half-built buildings everywhere—including a very ambitious Marriott Hotel nestled next to the U.S. Embassy. There is even a huge…

End of a cultural era in Gilgit-Baltistan

End of a cultural era in Gilgit-Baltistan

It might appear odd, even unbelievable, if one suggests a shared chapter in history between Gilgit-Baltistan and the Italian Renaissance. Like the Medicis family, which controlled Florence throughout much of the Renaissance and acted as patrons for writers, artists and thinkers in the region, the rajas or ruling families were the foundation for the cultural…

Architect Raymond Moriyama to launch $100K Architecture Prize at Aga Khan Museum Toronto

Architect Raymond Moriyama to launch $100K Architecture Prize at Aga Khan Museum Toronto

Celebrated Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama is launching a $100,000 prize this fall that is being billed as one of the largest architectural prizes in the world. Established jointly with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Foundation, the Moriyama RAIC International Prize will celebrate an outstanding building or project by an architect, a group of collaborators…

Nurturing children with valuable theatre and arts

Nurturing children with valuable theatre and arts

The opening night offered a wonderful show by Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School. Founded in 2011 by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (Culture Resource) with support from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Al-Fanar Foundation, the school teaches music and circus arts to socially and economically underprivileged children. The audience gathered in the Hanager’s hall was…

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AKF services lauded

Saturday, February 22, 2014 – Karachi—Sindh Chief Secretary Sajjad Saleem Hotiana has appreciated the Philanthropic role of Aga Khan Foundation in development of the social services, specifically in the fields of community development, education and health. He expressed these views while exchanging his views with C.E.O. Aga Khan Culture Service Pakistan Sulman Baig, who called…

Humayun Tomb: Google’s 360° project goes live

Humayun Tomb: Google’s 360° project goes live

NEW DELHI: India’s most famous monuments can now be viewed online. The iconic Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb amongst other popular sites will now be available for online viewing with a 360-degree panoramic view, thanks to an initiative by Google and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). ASI and Google on Thursday jointly launched a…

Aga Khan Garden, Edmonton

Preparing for a world-class garden

The Devonian Botanical Garden has been approved to receive $13 million in funds by the Alberta government as part of the province’s capital plan for 2014. The university-owned garden will use the funds to update their infrastructure to prepare for the addition of a world-class Islamic garden. “The garden is growing and with the addition…

Once-upon-a-time-in-Cairo - Al-Ahram Weekly

Once-upon-a-time-in-Cairo – Al-Ahram Weekly

The opening night offered a wonderful show by Al Darb Al Ahmar Arts School. Founded in 2011 by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (Culture Resource) with support from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Al-Fanar Foundation, the school teaches music and circus arts to socially and economically underprivileged children. The audience gathered in the Hanager’s hall was…

The Ismaili Canada & USA publications - Aga Khan Museum dedicated issues.

Connections: Aga Khan Museum

Via Connections, Ismaili Mail introduces a new series specifically highlighting some of the international partnerships and programs of the Aga Khan Museum (AKM). Over the course of the last decade several extensive exhibitions have been commissioned for audiences in Europe and Asia. In addition to that, smaller special but focused international preview exhibitions are now underway in…

Brandeis University – The Justice: Mali's Trio da Kali highlights musical traditions

Brandeis University – The Justice: Mali’s Trio da Kali highlights musical traditions

Brandeis welcomed a fresh new voice. The Aga Khan Music Initiative and MusicUnitesUS, which brought “Silk and Bamboo: Music From China,” last November, presented a more effusive group from Africa this semester, Trio da Kali. The trio’s name in Mandinka, “Da” (“mouth”) and “Kali” (“swear”), proclaims the role of the performers to keep the rich…

Brandeis University - The Justice: World music program expands through residency

Brandeis University – The Justice: World music program expands through residency

The nonprofit [MusicUnitesUS] has an active partnership with the Aga Khan Music Initiative [AKMI], a group that supports musicians coming from different world music traditions, especially in the Muslim world. Rather than Westernizing or diluting the styles of the musicians, the AKMI tries to promote these musicians and equip them to deal with the challenges…

A performance by Egypt's Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Art School, founded in 2011 with support from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture

A performance by Egypt’s Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Art School, founded in 2011 with support from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture

Excerpt: The opening also saw a performance by Egypt’s Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Art School, an initiative founded in 2011 by l-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (The Culture Resource) with support from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Al-Fanar Foundation. The school aims to teach circus arts and music to students ranging from ages eight to 16 as well…