Sitar & Tabla performance at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto

Sitar & Tabla performance at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto

Mohamed Assani & Shahbaz Hussain accomplished Sitar and Tabla performers captivate audiences at the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium, Toronto. About Mohamed Assani  Mohamed Assani is a celebrated sitarist with a unique sound. He plays sitar in the emotive style developed by the late Ustad Vilayat Khan, in which the sitar is made to emulate the human voice through…

Event - November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Narratives of Expression, with Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani

Event – November 1 | Ismaili Centre, Burnaby: Hussein Rashid & Karim Gillani – Narratives of Expression: Rethinking Identity & Music in Muslim discourse

An enlightening presentation and discussion on music and identity. This program will help ‘rethink’ modern understandings of Muslim identity in the contemporary world. Through an exploration of music, the presentations will shed light on the cultural/political forces behind the (re)creation and negotiation of identity and forms of expression and their socio-cultural implications. EVENT: Narratives of…

Fayiaz Chunara presents at Making Culture Matter Symposium, Toronto

Fayiaz Chunara presents at Making Culture Matter Symposium, Toronto

Fayiaz Chunara – Head, Communications & Marketing, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA) Fayiaz Chunara is a resourceful and results-producing Communications Strategist with over 13 years of multiple award-winning experiences in the arts industry including museums and galleries. He combines an in-depth understanding of the arts and cultural sector with a track record of success…

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Support & Vote for Inspiring Leadership | Northern Pakistan’s emerging photographer Imran Hunzai – Visit My Country Contest

Ismailimail highlights the first of 4 posts today, seeking support from our readers to vote for some inspiring people and organization as they continue in their quest for excellence and making a difference. Presenting Imran Hunzai: Imran Hunzai competes in a photography competition with the submission of this photograph to “Visit My Country Contest” by YouPic.com. Voting…

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Music in Islam – By Nimira Dewji

Ismailimail highlighted Music in Islam Series, a compilation of researched articles presented by Nimira Dewji. Below please find a PDF link to download the complete article. The same is also available at Issuu Magazine. In pre-Islamic times, poetry was recited orally and was the mark of artistic achievement. In Muslim regions, the voice was considered…

Joint Simerg-Ismaili Artists Collaboration Results in Compendium of Ismaili Artists from Around the World

Joint Simerg-Ismaili Artists Collaboration Results in Compendium of Ismaili Artists from Around the World

Simerg with the support of Ismaili artists from around the world is pleased to release the first official version of A Compendium of Ismaili Artists, following a preview version that was circulated about a month ago. The new publication profiles more than thirty Ismaili visual artists from around the world – professionals and non-professionals alike.…

RockStar Natasha Baig

RockStar Natasha Baig

Natasha Baig is an Ismaili Muslim artist, who was born in Hunza (Northern Pakistan) and ultimately became a national voice in 2013. Natasha was selected as one of the 6 best voices of Pakistan for Cornetto Music Icons, a reality show, aired on various channels consecutively for months, giving Natasha the perfect break! Trained and…

Aga Khan Museum Inaugural Music Festival

Aga Khan Museum Inaugural Music Festival

The Inaugural Music Festival explores how cultural diversity generates creativity, and why Toronto, and more broadly, Canada, is a fertile ground for cross-cultural collaboration. The two-day festival features mainstage performances in the auditorium and informal performances throughout the Museum. Artists from Toronto, Vancouver, and beyond share musical interests and collaborate to integrate contemporary sounds and…

Aga Khan Museum presents Pakistani dance soloist Tehreema Mitha

Aga Khan Museum presents Pakistani dance soloist Tehreema Mitha

Tehreema Mitha is a classically trained Pakistani dance soloist, choreographer, composer and producer. Her dance form, although inspired by the South Asian classical Bharatanatyam tradition, is anything but conventional. Its style ranges from classical to classical-contemporary to contemporary. Saturday, October 25, 8:00 p.m. Sunday, October 26, 2:00 p.m. Aga Khan Museum Auditorium. via Tehreema Mitha…

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Arif Lalani is an Ismaili artist from India and Uganda. He is a New York Film Academy graduate from California. Very active as film maker with Hindi, Telugu and English feature films, Arif was part of the filming crew when Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Uganda during Golden Jubilee.