Aga Khan Music Initiative: Qasimovas perform at World Music in Lisbon Portugal

Aga Khan Music Initiative: Qasimovas perform at World Music in Lisbon Portugal

Sunday, 17 Jan 2016, 19:00 – Grande Auditório Gulbenkian Musica. Click here to purchase ticket. Visit Aga Khan Music Initiative on Facebook Earlier: Presented in collaboration with Aga Khan Music Initiative at Jaipur Literature Festival: Alim Qasimov Ensemble Continue reading Aga Khan Music Initiative: Qasimovas perform at World Music in Lisbon Portugal

Aspiring poet Shafraz Ladak: Stockholm Syndrome

Aspiring poet Shafraz Ladak: Stockholm Syndrome

I, am afraid of the dark. Lost in the unknown, with the limitless potentials of what could be hiding in the shadows creeping upon my mind. The paranoia causes me to shut down and panic, leaving me helpless to the invisible monsters that hide in the darkness. Click here to read more at the source: Truth in Words Continue reading Aspiring poet Shafraz Ladak: Stockholm Syndrome

Hussain Amarshi's incredible cinematic journey

Hussain Amarshi’s incredible cinematic journey

Hussain Amarshi is the President and Founder of Mongrel Media; one of Toronto’s massive success stories in the film world. The independent distributor is responsible for the success of film’s like Deepa Mehta’s Water, Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Capote. Currently, the company is enjoying critical acclaim for the release of Brooklyn, and excited about distributing the upcoming … Continue reading Hussain Amarshi’s incredible cinematic journey

Daanish Dhansi: Bollywood Celebrity Coordinator

Daanish Dhansi: Bollywood Celebrity Coordinator

Daanish Dhansi is a Canadian Ismaili. Daanish started off as a dancer at a young age performing at community events. He then moved up to managing and booking Bollywood celebrities for shows and promotions. Now, he is working with multiple artists of Bollywood and also gives daily updates on Bollywood for those who do not have access to their favourite movie stars. Follow Daanish on … Continue reading Daanish Dhansi: Bollywood Celebrity Coordinator

Meet the Nurse from Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi whose love inspired Will Smith's movie 'Concussion'

Meet the Nurse from Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi whose love inspired Will Smith’s movie ‘Concussion’

This is the time of the year when Hollywood studios typically dole out their most earnest and starriest dramas in the valiant hope of netting trophies come Oscar season. One good example is “Concussion” which centers on a Nigerian forensic pathologist and neuropathologist, Bennet Omalu, who inadvertently found himself in a war against the National Football League after discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in football … Continue reading Meet the Nurse from Aga Khan Hospital Nairobi whose love inspired Will Smith’s movie ‘Concussion’

Karima Essa: Bollywood dance and fitness instructor

Karima Essa: Bollywood dance and fitness instructor

Karima Essa is a contestant on Canada’s Bollywood Star Season 2 “THE COMEBACK KID” A Bollywood dance and fitness instructor by trade, Karima is obsessed with Indian culture and cinema, despite being Vancouver born and raised. In Season One, Karima made it to the Top Eight and was eliminated before getting to go to Mumbai. She speaks Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu and is hoping that … Continue reading Karima Essa: Bollywood dance and fitness instructor

Shaila Premji: Dancer, Performer, Artist

Shaila Premji: Dancer, Performer, Artist

South Asian Alliance (SAA) Ryerson, is a student group at Ryerson university whose aim is to unite students of the South Asian heritage as well as educate those of non-South Asian descent through the biggest university dance competition in North America. The group consists of a dance and an executive team, both coming together to prepare for the competition called the North American Culture Show … Continue reading Shaila Premji: Dancer, Performer, Artist

Be an Artist for Change: Enter Aga Khan Foundation Canada's Together Art Contest

Be an Artist for Change: Enter Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s Together Art Contest

Aga Khan Foundation Canada is looking for talented Canadians to create a piece of artwork for their traveling exhibition. Together: An exhibition on global development is an interactive, bilingual experience for all ages, sparking discussions on how Canadians are driving positive change around the world. Visitors are invited to climb aboard and explore a custom-built transport truck with 1,000 square feet of exhibition space, travelling … Continue reading Be an Artist for Change: Enter Aga Khan Foundation Canada’s Together Art Contest

Toronto International Film Festival and Aga Khan Museum to present: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami

Toronto International Film Festival and Aga Khan Museum to present: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami

Selected by veteran film curator and film festival programmer Peter Scarlet (co-curator of Doors Without Keys), these screenings complement Kiarostami’s evocative installation Doors Without Keys, providing an invaluable opportunity to appreciate Kiarostami’s versatility as an artist and filmmaker. The Aga Khan Museum and TIFF are co-presenters of this series, as well as The Wind Will Carry Us: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami a retrospective of … Continue reading Toronto International Film Festival and Aga Khan Museum to present: The Films of Abbas Kiarostami