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…

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…

Roshni Image

“Roshni Ki Kirne” Song by Zahira Dhalwani

RAYS OF LIGHT: Glimpses into the Ismaili Imamat, a Golden Jubilee International travelling exhibit has touched many hearts across many countries, including that of Zahira Dhalwani’s. Inspired by visiting the exhibit in Ottawa, Ontario at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, Zahira has composed a short song in Hindi, titled “Roshni Ki Kirne”. In particular, this is her personal…