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19-strong Elmer Iseler Singers: Reflections on Light by Hussein Janmohamed

Arthur Kaptainis, Special to Montreal Gazette Collaboration was the reigning principle Sunday afternoon at an a cappella joint meeting of VivaVoce and the visiting Elmer Iseler Singers under their respective music directors, Peter Schubert and Lydia Adams. All 31 voices blended magnificently in Mendelssohn’s Sechs Sprüche, Op. 79, Biblically inspired motets in moods ranging from…

Taslim Samji: Burnaby Arts Council celebrates diversity

Taslim Samji: Burnaby Arts Council celebrates diversity

The Burnaby Arts Council is celebrating diversity. The arts council’s Deer Lake Gallery is hosting Discovery: a slice of diversity, running until Nov. 29. The exhibition, curated by Taslim Samji, includes the work of six professional and emerging female Ismaili Muslim artists who migrated to Canada from their birthplace of East Africa, with cultural roots…

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Sugar Land Mayor honors Salim and Sulaiman with a Certificate of Recognition

Mayor of Sugar Land, James Thompson awarded Salim and Sulaiman Certificate of Recognition for their many achievements and their support of charities and good causes. During the Salim-Sulaiman Live performance on November 16th in Houston, Sugar Land Councilman Harish Jajoo presented the proclamation from City of Sugar Land to the music duo. The brothers are…

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Event – November 29: Royal Alberta Museum | Mehfil-e-Mousiqi with Karim Gillani, Barkat Ali

Looking forward to perform along with amazing musicians from Calgary and Edmonton on Saturday Nov, 29th, at Royal Alberta Museum, Edmonton Titled “Mehfil-e-Mousiqi: An Evening of Sufi music and Ghazal” featuring accomplished artists include Barkat Ali and Athar Shahzad. Accompanied by extremely talented team of musicians such as Altaz I (Keyboard),Deepak Paramashivan (Sarangi), Ojas Joshi…

Salim-Sulaiman record music for their next film with Ismaili talent from Houston

Salim-Sulaiman record music for their next film with Ismaili talent from Houston

Salim Merchant: @salim_merchant Recorded a song for our next film 'UN-INDIAN' @rajpandit17 @SamiraNoorali @jstarzmusic @djscoop @kamalhaji — salim merchant (@salim_merchant) November 19, 2014 Samira Noorali: @SamiraNoorali So much fun recording with @jstarzmusic @djscoop @salim_merchant and my big bro @kamalhaji pic.twitter.com/pZQnDAmklC — Samira (@SamiraNoorali) November 19, 2014 Kamal Haji: @kamalhaji Awesome session with some amazing talent…

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Event – November 20-23 | Laurie Theater, Waltham, MA & LiveStream: Hafiz Karmali’s Directed, The Conference of the Birds

All the birds of the world declare the realm a mess and set out on a journey to seek their king, the Simorgh, a beautiful and benevolent bird of Persian myth. Their voyage through the deserts and valleys is laced with riddles and parables, deep spiritual questions and great temptations. Discover what lies at the…

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Salim-Sulaiman’s support of AKF USA to Help Alleviate Global Poverty finds tangible expression

For the last few weeks as Salim & Sulaiman’s North American Tour performance enthralled many so did their support benefit Aga Khan Foundation Canada and USA projects in addition to several other causes. Here is a tangible expression of their support! Image credit: Sunny Taj About Salim-Sulaiman North America Tour 2014 Iconic Bollywood musical duo…

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Salim Nensi Photographs: Fall @ Aga Khan Museum

With kind permission. Salim Nensi continues to inspires us with frequently sharing his collection of pictures of the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and it’s unifying Aga Khan Park. More photographs here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/salimnensi Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the Noorani Family, the…

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Event – November 16 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Houston Performance to benefit Aga Khan Foundation Projects

Come enjoy an evening of outstanding musical performance and support a worthy cuase. 100% of net proceeds for the Salim Sulaiman Concert goes directly to projects supported by the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. to end poverty in Africa and Asia. The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. is a private, non-denominational, not-for-profit international development organization committed to…

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Event – November 14 & 16 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Texas Performances to benefit Focus Humanitarian Assistance & Aga Khan Foundation

Salim and Sulaiman are in Texas this weekend to excite and inspire their fans and thrill Texans with their performance. With sold out performances in virtually every center – Vancouver, San Jose, Calgary and Toronto, the duo are in San Antonio today and Houston on Sunday with a Saturday performance in Atlanta. These set of…

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Event – November 14 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: San Antonio

Ahead of Salim-Sulaiman’s Live Performance tomorrow, they share a special message for their fans in San Antonio … Watch the video! EVENT:  Salim & Sulaiman North American Tour DATE: Friday, November 14th, 2014 TIME: 8:45 p.m. Local Time VENUE:Laurie Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas More at  Salim and Sulaiman Live About Salim-Sulaiman North America Tour 2014 Iconic Bollywood…

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Salim-Sulaiman Live Show: Toronto Performance | Minister Chris Alexander tweets Canada loves Salim and Sulaiman

Salim and Sulaiman concluded the Canadian leg of their North American Tour with spectacular success with sold out performances in every tour city to date. But spectacular performance is not the only thing that has people talking. The duo has been leaving a legacy by providing an opportunity for the local talent in the jamat…

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Event – November 15 | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Atlanta Performance to Benefit Various Causes & Charities

Salim and Sulaiman arrived earlier this evening in Atlanta, Georgia ahead of their show this weekend. With sold out performances in virtually every center – Vancouver, San Jose, Calgary and Toronto, the duo embark on the next leg of their North American tour zig-zagging across five US cities. But performance is not the only thing…

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UAE’s story, one image at a time, through the lens of royal photographer Noor Ali Rashid

First recognised as an official photographer by the British in 1959, Rashid built a reputation as the royal or Sheikhs’ photographer. He was there for every milestone in the UAE’s history, capturing the ordinary and the extraordinary. His documentary and historic images, along with his more artistic side, including images only now made public, can…

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Salim-Sulaiman Live Show: Calgary Performance – Bismillah Video

Salim Merchant (@Salim_Merchant) singing the song “Bismillah” from the movie “Aazaan” at his concert in Calgary on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 at the Corral – Stampede Park. Salim sang along side his brother, Sulaiman Merchant (@Sulaiman) as well as featured singers like Vipul Mehta (@vipulmehtamusic), Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) & Raj Pandit (@rajpandit17). Recording by :…

Discovery: A Slice of Diversity. Group Exhibition of Ismaili Muslim Female Artists.

Event – November 8 – 29 | Discovery: A Slice of Diversity – Group Exhibition of Ismaili Muslim Female Artists

Discovery: a slice of diversity, curated by Taslim Samji, explores and shares the rich diversity that exists within such a defined group of female Ismaili artists from East Africa. EVENT: Discovery: A Slice of Diversity. Group Exhibition of Ismaili Muslim Female Artists. CURATOR: Taslim Samji DATE: Saturday, November 8th, 2014 to Saturday, November 29th, 2014 TIME: 2:00 – 4:00…

Mausoleum of Saiyad Imamshah. Pirana, Gujarat | Hussein Charania Photos

Hussein Charania Photos | Spotlight on Mausoleum of Saiyad Imamshah – Pirana, Gujarat, India

Over the past few years, Hussein has been fortunate to travel to many countries to volunteer and/or visit projects of Ismaili Imamat (including in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India, East Africa, and others). Ismailimail is delighted to share from his collection, this photograph of the Mausoleum of Saiyad Imamshah in Pirana, Gujarat. Saiyad Imamshah was an author of…

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Photo Essay by r_van_bc | Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 Tour – North America: Vancouver Performance

r_van_bc captures the Vancouver performance of the Salim-Sulaiman Live 2014 show in this colorful photo essay. Explore this photo essay of the much talked about and sold out show held at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver, BC on November 1st, 2014. Via Salim Sulaiman Live in Concert 2014 Vancouver About Salim-Sulaiman North America Tour 2014 Iconic Bollywood musical duo Salim-Sulaiman will…