UNESCO Collection Reissued - Featuring The Symphony of Nature and Mongolia

Smithsonian: UNESCO Collection Reissued – Featuring The Symphony of Nature and Mongolia

Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, the nonprofit record label of the national museum of the U.S., has recently re-released the albums Symphony of Nature: Music on the Themes of Water, Fire, Air and Earth and Mongolia: Traditional Music as part of the extensive and influential UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music. 1. Symphony of Nature – Various Artists…

Ismaili Muslim Musicians from Pakistan: Launch of 'A Tribute to Mawlana Hazar Imam'

Ismaili Muslim Musicians from Pakistan: Launch of ‘A Tribute to Mawlana Hazar Imam’

UPDATE: The song has been released. Click the link here. The talented Ismaili Muslim artists and musicians of Karachi, are working to launch a new Spiritual Project, of Song/Anthem: ‘A Tribute to Mawlana Hazar Imam’. The project is being arranged and will be performed live by: Amirali Jiwani – Music Production and Keyboards Asif Virani-…

Thomas Burkhalter: 'Out of the absurdity of life'

Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum presents Thomas Burkhalter: ‘Out of the absurdity of life’

As part of Aga Khan University’s Sixth Sense Forum (6sf) lecture series, Thomas Burkhalter — an ethnomusicologist, music journalist and cultural producer from Bern, Switzerland gave a multimedia presentation titled ‘Out of the Absurdity of Life’ on June 12 in the university’s auditorium. Burkhalter’s presentation comprised music and sounds from all across the world which…

Fenulla Jiwani wins film award

Fenulla Jiwani wins film award

Fenulla Jiwani has won the 2014 Cayle Chernin Award for her short film Nobody. The award was presented to Jiwani on Thursday evening during a ceremony at the Carlton Cinemas in Toronto. The annual Cayle Chernin Award acknowledges the work of a woman who is emerging or transitioning to the field of media arts or…

Zed Bana: Documentary Photographer

Zed Bana: Documentary Photographer

Zed Bana is an emerging documentary photographer with a passion to tell unprecedented stories about street children around the world. He is currently doing a multimedia internship at Krokola, a platform for creative projects that promote freedom of self expression. He is being mentored by Avi Hudson, the award-winning Canadian creative producer and working on…

At Aga Khan University Karachi: Thomas Burkhalter from Switzerland speaks about effects of globalisation on music

Aga Khan University Karachi: Thomas Burkhalter speaks about effects of globalisation on music

“Many people think that changes in music brought about by globalisation are negative. They feel that the sounds are not too melodious and reflect a burst of energy and anger, something that is not conventionally associated with the traditional definition of music. In fact, it’s quite the reverse,” said Thomas Burkhalter on Thursday. Burkhalter, who…

Kiran Ahluwalia & Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali: Presented in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum

Kiran Ahluwalia & Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali: Presented in partnership with the Aga Khan Museum

Royal Conservatory 2014-2015 Season, World Music Series, World Music, Royal Conservatory Presents South Asian vocal traditions take centre stage as Kiran Ahluwalia explores the language of the heart through ghazals and Punjabi folk songs. To open the evening, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s nephews, Rizwan and Muazzam, bring the propulsive energy of qawwali to Koerner Hall.…

Afzal Huda: How to reinvent yourself as an Artist

Afzal Huda: How to reinvent yourself as an Artist

My name is Avi Hudson. Trust me, I’m lying. I’m not the only one, there are thousands of artists, musicians and celebrities who have reinvented themselves, especially at the critical junctions in their career. Like successful brands, they are good at getting lucky, however, there are thousands of ‘starving artists’ who struggle, despite their extraordinary…