Many of the beneficiaries of Aga Khan Music Initiative have now become regionally and/or internationally renowned musicians and promoters of the cultural values of their respective countries says Ahram Online

‘Music binds people together’: Prince Amyn Aga Khan during celebration of music awards in Lisbon — By Ati Metwaly  on Ahram org The Aga Khan Music Initiative launched its first-ever music awards with a grand gala held at the Calouste Gulbenkian centre in Lisbon, Portugal on Friday The Gulbenkian Orchestra conducted by Pedro Neves during…

Aga Khan announces new global prize for music — AKDN Press Release

Geneva, Switzerland, 21 March 2018 – His Highness the Aga Khan announced the establishment of the  Aga Khan Music Awards today. The Awards, which come with US$ 500,000 in prizes, recognise exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation and revitalisation in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant…

SAFAR – a musical journey to Afghanistan — Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Afghanistan enjoys a unique tradition of music dating back centuries. This was nearly destroyed by the Taliban regime’s ban on all forms of music, yet some traditional Afghan master musicians have managed to preserve their knowledge. The Franz Liszt School of Music in Weimar is supporting an exchange between these traditional masters and German musicians….

Aga Khan Music Initiative and Montreux Jazz Foundation 2 Launch Partnership with “New Sounds from Arab Lands” — AKDN Press Release

Montreux, 3  July 2013 — The Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) and the Montreux Jazz Foundation 2 announced a new wide-reaching partnership today. Both organizations will join efforts to curate and present concerts, workshops, and master classes within the framework of the Montreux Jazz Festival. AKMI will also leverage the expertise of the Montreux Jazz…

“An amazing spiritual and musical journey in the splendor of the historical forts of Jodhpur and Nagaur” – With Partners including Aga Khan Trust for culture and many more

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life – Omar Khayyam ***** The prestigious sites of the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur and the Ahhichatragarh Fort in Nagaur open their doors to an extraordinary sacred and historical musical journey. Lit by the sparkling incandescence of a thousand candles, magnificent, inherited and spiritual arts will…

Aga Khan Music Initiative Presents “New Sounds from Arab Lands” in Europe and United States — Press Release by AKDN Org

Tour Debuts Contemporary Arab Music Icons and Newly Commissioned Collaborative Pieces Supported by AKMI Video: New Sounds from Arab Lands More Information: http://www.akdn.org/music Geneva, 4 February 2013 – Five eminent performer-composer-improvisers from Syria, Tunisia and Lebanon will tour Europe and the United States from 8 to 28 February 2013 (a full list of dates are…

Council of Europe “Cultural Event” Label Awarded to the Aga Khan Music Initiative – AKDN Press Release

Edinburg (United Kingdom), 23 August 2012- The Council of Europe has awarded its “Cultural Event” label, or designation, to the Aga Khan Music Initiative, a programme of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. The Award was given in recognition of the series of master classes, presentations and concerts that the Music Initiative has offered through its “Performance, Creation…

Music: Afghanistan revives its musical traditions – Deutsche Welle News

For three weeks, master musicians from Kabul were in Germany to introduce their music to Western audiences. They also improvised with three German musicians as part of the Safar project. “Transcultural Music Studies,” might sound very academic but it is actually the name of a series of creative projects conducted at the Liszt School of…