Amin Bhatia Receives SOCAN Award

The following received a SOCAN Award for their involvement in the television and/or cable program or film that achieved the greatest number of performances in their respective category during 2010. International Television Series Music Award Domestic Non-Animated Television Series Music Award “Flashpoint” Composers: Amin Bhatia, Ari Posner Publishers: Pink Sky and Avamar Music http://www.socan.ca/jsp/en/pub/about_socan/TO_22ndSOCANAwards_WinList.jsp#FTV http://www.aminbhatia.com…

The Ismaili: Ismaili Community Ensemble to celebrate the value of diversity through music and art

As the world gets smaller, we are each increasingly touched by peoples of different cultures, traditions and perspectives. Over 14 centuries, the Ismaili Muslim tradition has flourished among the cultures of Central and South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, and spread to Europe, North America, Australia and the Far East. The richness of this…

Upcoming performances by Hassanali Family in Cleveland, Ohio

Tales from the Silk Road: Second Saturday Storytelling (Jan/14/2012) Caravans carrying silk, Persian carpets, spices and other exotic goods along the ancient Silk Road also carried travelers. Traditional tales shared at firesides travelled from China to the Black Sea, inspiring tonight’s presentation by the Hassanali Family Storytellers. Call 440-734-6660 for additional information. Marvels of Mughal…

Guljee remembered on fourth death anniversary

Islamabad—Pakistan’s prominent painter and sculptor Ismail Guljee was remembered on Friday on his fourth death anniversary. Ismail Gulgee was born on October 25, 1926 in Peshawar. He began painting while training as an engineer in the USA, Columbia and Harvard universities, and held his first exhibition in 1950, private channel reported. He was awarded Pride…

Malik Gillani, Faridoun Hemani and Aleem Karmali: Ismaili producers explore ideas and perspectives with passion and purpose

Malik Gillani, co-founder of Silk Road Rising, a non-profit performing arts organisation in the Chicago area, shares an excitement for creative engagement with his audiences. “When patrons tell me after viewing one of our productions that they have a better sense of Asian and Middle Eastern communities,” he says, “I feel a sense of accomplishment…

Islamic Devotional Music with Members of the Ismaili Muslim Community at Houston Arts Alliance

Voices of the Spirit returns for a second year! This time with an entirely new line-up of musicians representing the city’s diverse faith communities. Voices of the Spirit 2 will explore Houston’s amazing cultural mix. The Ismaili Muslim community is represented by eight individuals, four women and four men. While they seldom perform outside the…

Portfolio by Farrah Akbarali

A thought is energy. Energy manifests. These are visual snapshots of a life through energetic lines. My process involves infusing energetic thoughts and applying them while drawing line by line stroke by stroke building up the surface resulting in an unintentional form. Using seemingly delicate and fragile subjects, in this case, the stylized Calla Lily,…

Kareem Bandealy | 3Arts

Kareem was born in Karachi, Pakistan, brought up in the USA, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance from the University of Central Florida. His Chicago theatre credits include: Rock ‘N’ Roll, Gas for Less, King Lear (Goodman Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Edward II, and Romeo & Juliet (Chicago Shakespeare Theater);…

Aga Khan Education Services of Pakistan Presents an Experimental Theater Play “Anokhi Khaniyaan”

Recently, Ali Shaan Khemani directed an experimental theater play called “Anokhi Khaniyaan” (Strange Stories) under the banner of Aga Khan Education Services of Pakistan (AKES’P). It was a TKN (Nazrana) project at Aga Khan School Garden. The Jewel Time Magazine of Pakistan appreciated the efforts and gave space in their magazine with the feature article.…