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Speech by His Highness The Aga Khan at the Lisbon Aga Khan Music Awards 2019-03-31

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers remarks at the inaugural Aga Khan Music Awards, held at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portuga
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Bismillah-ir-Rahman-ir-Rahim

Your Excellency, President of the Republic, Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,


Your Excellency, Vice-President of the Parliament, Mr. Jorge Lacão,

Madame Isabel Mota, President of the Gulbenkian Foundation,


Members of Government and of Parliament,


Diplomats, Excellencies, Distinguished Guests,


Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure - and a great honour - to welcome all of you who have come to this exceptional venue tonight, on this extraordinary occasion.

Aga Khan Music Awards 2019-03-29

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When
29 March 2019 – 31 March 2019
All Day
Where
Edifício Sede – Grande Auditório
Av. de Berna, 45A , Lisboa
217 823 700
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Tickets
Access for ticket holders only. Tickets are free and will be distributed from 10:00 of the same day (max. 2 tickets per person and limited to the capacity of the hall

Hazar imam arrives in Lisbon for Music Initiative Performances

Hazar imam arrives in Lisbon for Music Initiative Performances

Hazar Imam arrives in Lisbon, Portugal for the Aga Khan Music Initiatuve Performance 2019-03-29

Aga Khan Music Awards laureates, finalists announced

Afghan rubâb player Homayoun Sakhi (center) percussionist Salar Nader, and Chinese pipa player Wu Man, at the Aga Khan Music Ini
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www.dhakatribune.com

Laureates will share a $500,000 prize fund, and will also collaborate with the music awards to expand the impact of their work and develop their careers

The Master Jury of the Aga Khan Music Awards has announced laureates and finalists for the Awards’ inaugural cycle.
The music awards were established by His Highness the Aga Khan to recognize creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance.

Laureates will share a $500,000 prize fund, and will also collaborate with the music awards to expand the impact of their work and develop their careers.

Aga Khan Music Awards

Hazar Imam with Prince Amyn and Prince Hussain at the inaugural Music Awards in Lisbon  2019-03-28

The Aga Khan Music Awards recognise outstanding creativity, promising talent and initiative in the fields of performance, creation, education, preservation and musical revitalisation in societies where Muslims have a significant presence. Awarded by the Aga Khan Music Initiative, prizes will be presented during a three-day free-entry ceremony that includes concerts, competitions and conferences.

Aga Khan Master Musicians, Royal Albert Hall, London, review: A dazzling celebration of music from Islamic countries

The Aga Khan Music Initiative performs at the Royal Albert Hall ( Roger Thomas )    2018-06-21
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www.independent.co.uk/

International stars from the Aga Khan Music Initiative come together to offer a diversity of musical styles

The Aga Khan used to be thought of in terms of beautiful women, hotels, and racehorses, but these days the millionaire spiritual leader is more likely to be associated with hospitals and the preservation of endangered forms of culture.

Aga Khan Master Musicians, Royal Albert Hall, London, review: A dazzling celebration of music from Islamic countries 2018-06-21

The Aga Khan Music Initiative performs at the Royal Albert Hall ( Roger Thomas )   2018-06-20
Source: 
www.independent.co.uk

The Aga Khan used to be thought of in terms of beautiful women, hotels, and racehorses, but these days the millionaire spiritual leader is more likely to be associated with hospitals and the preservation of endangered forms of culture.

World Premiere of Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble introduces Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia

Prince Amyn Aga Khan and Yo-Yo Ma with Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (foreground), a composer from Azerbaijan, whose specially commissioned
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akdn.org

At the first of a hallmark series of festivals to be held in Asia, Europe and North America, the renowned American cellist Yo-Yo Ma led a distinguished international group of musicians, artists and scholars from the Silk Road Project last night in introducing European audiences to a major element of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia, a multi-year project to foster the revitalisation of traditional music in Central Asia.

World Premiere of Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble introduces Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia

Prince Amyn Aga Khan and Yo-Yo Ma with Franghiz Ali-Zadeh (foreground), a composer from Azerbaijan, whose specially commissioned
Source: 
akdn.org

At the first of a hallmark series of festivals to be held in Asia, Europe and North America, the renowned American cellist Yo-Yo Ma led a distinguished international group of musicians, artists and scholars from the Silk Road Project last night in introducing European audiences to a major element of the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia, a multi-year project to foster the revitalisation of traditional music in Central Asia.

Remarks by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2002-06-26

H.H. The Aga Khan with Colin Powell and Senator Edward Kennedy at the opening of the Silk Road Festival in Washington DC  2002
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akdn.org

I am here to speak briefly about Central Asia. I wanted to share with you some of the reasons why the theme of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival this year is so important. As you know, Central Asia has been an area of considerable concern and instability for the world. Over the past decade, Central Asian countries have come into existence in difficult circumstances. Frontiers have been changed, ethnic groups have been divided, old traditions have been modified by the Soviet presence, and all this has caused considerable difficulty in looking ahead in that part of the world.

Aga Khan and Colin Powell Open 'Silk Road' Festival in Washington 2002-06-26

H.H. The Aga Khan with Colin Powell and Senator Edward Kennedy at the opening of the Silk Road Festival in Washington DC  2002
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www.prnewswire.com

WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- "A search for new forces of
stability," was how His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the
Ismaili Muslims, today described one of the pressing needs of the moment in
Central Asia. One such force "that seems particularly essential," he said,
"is the validation and vigorous promotion of human and cultural pluralism.
For the new countries of Central Asia," said the Aga Khan, "the inherent
pluralism of their societies can be an asset rather than a liability. In a

Aga Khan Attends Inauguration of Kyrgyz President, Discusses Development Activities 2011-12-02

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akdn.org

Bishkek, 2 December 2011 -- His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, arrived in Bishkek yesterday to attend the inauguration of the President-elect of the Kyrgyz Republic, Almazbek Atambaev.

The Silk Road Comes to Town This Year's Folklife Festival

Aga Khan and Colin Powell open Silk Road Festival
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www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A49130-2002Apr1.html

For the first time in its 36 years, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival will be dedicated to a single subject: an exploration of the ancient Silk Road, the trade route that linked Asia and Europe, and its influence of its cultures on American life today.From June 26 to 30 and July 3 to 7, visitors to the National Mall can tour a range of exhibits focused on the cultures that flourished along the road from the time of Alexander the Great until the 14th century A.D.


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