Français  |  Mission  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Contact  |  What's new  |  FAQ  |  Search  | 

Welcome to The Heritage Web Site

-->
MY HERITAGE
New Heritage
Main Page
New Account
Set as Homepage
My Account
Logout
GOLDEN JUBILEE
Statistics
DIDARS
COMMUNICATE
Forums
Guestbook
Members List
Recommend Us
NEWS
Timelines
Ismaili History
Today in History
LEARN
Library
Youth's Corner
Ginans
FAIR
Gallery
Photo Album
Others


www.ismaili.net :: View topic - Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the 49th Imam
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups  ProfileProfile   
Login to check your private messagesLogin to check your private messages

Diamond Jubilee celebrations of the 49th Imam
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.ismaili.net Forum Index -> Other Diamond Jubilee Activities and Newspapers
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UGANDA JAMAT's - SHORT VIDEO GREETINGS - Most awaited video

VIDEO
https://www.facebook.com/RaheemDhananiPhotography
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

THE.ISMAILI | 10 January 2018| GLOBAL

AKDN West Africa celebrates Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee in Abidjan


AKDN West Africa commemorated the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam with a diplomatic reception in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on 8 December, 2017.

The event was attended by leaders of the community and civil society, including ambassadors accredited in Côte d’Ivoire, government representatives, senior representatives of AKDN’s development partners, regional directors of AKDN agencies, and members of the Jamat.

The event was hosted by the AKDN Diplomatic Representative in West Africa, Mr Ferid Nandjee. In his speech, Mr Nandjee highlighted the significant work done to improve the quality of life of millions of people worldwide during the past six decades, through development activities in the areas of health, education, cultural revitalization, and economic empowerment.

Imamat Institutions have been present in West Africa since 1965, at a time when Côte d’Ivoire’s first president was looking for effective ways to manage his country’s resources and Mawlana Hazar Imam was exploring innovative solutions to help African countries build their industrial capacity, as a pathway to development. Industrial Promotion Services (West Africa), an arm of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development, was thus created and turned this shared aspiration into reality.

With their complementary aims and shared vision, economic development activities have expanded to four countries in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, and Senegal) and, since 2004, have also grown to include social and cultural development activities, jointly implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation, the Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance, and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Senior leaders of AKDN agencies present for this commemorative event met the following morning, to discuss continued collaboration among the AKDN agencies and to broaden the ongoing support from the AKDN Representative Office.

https://the.ismaili/akdn-west-africa-celebrates-mawlana-hazar-imam%E2%80%99s-diamond-jubilee-abidjan
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A SPLENDID COLLECTION OF PHOTOS OF THE AGA KHAN’S VISITS TO DUBAI AS ISMAILIS IN UAE PREPARE FOR DIAMOND JUBILEE MULAQAT

“THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE SMALL TRADING PORT THAT WAS ONCE DUBAI INTO A VIBRANT METROPOLIS HAS PARALLELED ITS DEMOGRAPHIC GROWTH AND COSMOPOLITAN EVOLUTION. THE INTERMINGLING OF CULTURES THAT SO ENLIVENS THIS THRIVING CITY IS ONE OF THE STRENGTHS ON WHICH DUBAI HAS BUILT ITS RENOWN AS A POINT OF GLOBAL CONVERGENCE” – HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN, FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY OF THE ISMAILI CENTRE, DUBAI, ON SATURDAY, 13 DECEMBER 2003.

More...
barakah.com/2018/01/14/a-splendid-collection-of-photos-of-the-aga-khans-visits-to-dubai-as-ismailis-in-uae-prepare-for-diamond-jubilee-mulaqat/
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Watch highlights from the opening ceremony of Pakistan’s Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival National Games. And stay tuned for more coverage of the competition!

#DiamondJubilee #AgaKhan #Ismaili #OneJamat #DJSFPakistan #UnitedWeWin

https://www.facebook.com/theismaili/videos/10155106896941078/
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jubilee Concert UK

World-class musicians will take the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 20 June in a unique concert to honour the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam. It will celebrate the diversity, richness and vitality of Muslim musical heritage in a contemporary expression.

World-class musicians will take the stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 20 June in a unique concert to honour the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam. It will celebrate the diversity, richness and vitality of Muslim musical heritage in a contemporary expression. Tickets will go on sale on Friday 16 February.

Jubilee will feature Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative and special guests Kronos Quartet and Bassekou Kouyaté in a performance of newly-created compositions that demonstrate the way musical creativity has historically developed from the meeting of different cultures.

Wednesday 20 June 2018, 8pm
Royal Albert Hall

To purchase tickets visit: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2018/jubilee

https://the.ismaili/jubilee-concert-uk
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reception to launch special exhibition "Ethics in Action" at the Consulate.
Ethics in Action is an international exhibit, assembled as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of His Highness the Aga Khan. The objective of EIA is to expose the community (both Ismaili and external) to the work of the Imamat, specifically that of the AKDN through

https://www.flickr.com/photos/139925452@N03/sets/72157690293802242
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ASIA SCENE: Ismaili Kenya arts festival

A unique festival that is designed to encourage a deeper appreciation of the artistic expressions within the Ismaili community has captured the imagination of our culturally awake showgoers in the past couple of weeks.

The Ismaili Kenya Arts Festival 2018 has been launched as the community commemorates 60 years (Diamond Jubilee) since His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan became the 49th hereditary Imam.

Ismaili artists and performers from the regions that fall under the jurisdiction of the Kenya Council — namely Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Namibia and South Africa — have for the last couple of weeks been engaged in auditions at local level for the grand Talent Showcase.

More...
https://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/lifestyle/Ismaili-Kenya-arts-festival/1214-4317806-e3e7yrz/index.html
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW! INDIA’S ISMAILIS CELEBRATE THE AGA KHAN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE VISIT WITH SHOW OF SPECTACULAR COLOURS

barakah.com/2018/02/23/wow-indias-ismailis-celebrate-the-aga-khans-diamond-jubilee-visit-with-show-of-spectacular-colours/
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
Admin



Joined: 06 Jan 2003
Posts: 5566

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

H.H. The Aga Khan, Mowlana Hazar Imam stayed at the Hyatt in Ahmadabad for 4 days from 23rd to 26th February 2018

Back to top
View users profile Send private message Visit posters website
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aga Khan Music Initiative artists thrill guests in Mombasa

Excerpt:

The Aga Khan Music Initiative is on a tour to Kenya to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan.

The music initiative supports musician it has identified as tradition-bearers who are revitalising important musical repertories.

They ensure transmission of the Asia’s endangered musical heritage to a new generation of artists and audiences.

The music concert in Mombasa was held in conjunction with the National Museums of Kenya.

More...
https://www.nation.co.ke/news/Aga-Khan-Music-Initiative-artists-thrill-guests-/1056-4332078-6765t6/index.html
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Communications National Task Force elevates skills

https://the.ismaili/usa/communications-national-task-force-elevates-skills

Writers, photographers, and videographers from across the country attended a training workshop in Dallas, in preparation for providing quality content for the newly launched The.Ismaili website and The Ismaili USA social media channels.

The Diamond Jubilee year has led to tremendous growth across various Jamati institutions, giving Jamati members the opportunity to help tell their fellow Ismailis’ stories through innovative forms of communication. At the forefront of these changes: The newly launched The.Ismaili and various social media channels, which have given Jamati leaders new platforms to engage with the Jamat online and to archive its rich history through readily accessible platforms.

In response to the need for volunteers to create this quality content for the new publication channels, the Council for USA rolled out the Communications Hub for hundreds of writers, editors, audio visual specialists and photographers who will apply their various skill sets to document the experiences and accomplishments of the American Jamat. Nearly 200 talented volunteers from all seven regions in the United States gathered in Dallas in January to prepare for the rest of the Jubilee year. Many of them had participated in the Imamat Day celebrations, talking to hundreds of Jamati members about the launch of the Diamond Jubilee. The January meeting gave volunteers a chance to network and learn from each other.

“This is a wonderful time in our lives, and all of us are here to ensure we can capture the Jamat's emotions visually, and tell their stories,” remarked Dr. Shaheen Kassim-Lakha, National Member for Communications and Publications, to kick off the meeting. She went on, “We have incredible talent gathered here, and the more we can refine our skills, the better we can reflect and record these moments as part the US Jamat's history.”

Addressing the group, Celina Shariff, Convener of the Jamati Programmatic Activities Task Force, said, "It is important that the Communications teams are aware of our priorities and upcoming events so that opportunities for collaboration between Task Forces and institutions can be considered, and resources used efficiently. “ She added, "There are a number of unique programs planned, and themes that will be addressed in the coming months, that the workshop participants will capture for posterity. This is an exciting time for all of us."

The group included professional journalists, photographers and videographers working for national news outlets. Even those who work in unrelated fields— soldiers who served our country in Afghanistan, for example—have found a place in the Communications Hub to showcase and develop their hobbies.

Participants also got a sneak preview of creativity in action, by watching the trailer of a video of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s December visit to Pakistan. The stunning images of volunteers preparing the mountainous regions of Northern Pakistan for the Imam’s visit and heartfelt testimonials from eager Jamati members left Communications Hub volunteers thousands of miles away in tears, reiterating to them the power of storytelling. The group then dispersed into smaller groups for some skills-specific trainings.

In the writers’ room, The Ismaili USA Magazine Editor, Nazim Karim, highlighted the value of The.Ismaili website and other Jamati platforms. “We are writing our own history,” he said, “and we are creating an Ismaili identity. We are representing the Imam’s US Jamat to the world.”

"The website, along with our new suite of digital communications channels, will enable the Institutions to reach the Jamat through a multitude of avenues like never before," added Imran Hasni, member of the Communications National Task Force. "These assets also help us create an avenue to share the Jamat's contributions in our communities and situate us as an integral part of this nation's fabric," he added.

“The outcomes were incredible in every measure,” said Shehzad Manjee, National Audio-Visual Lead for the Communications Hub. He added: “Our youngest participant was 15 and our oldest attendee was 70. One third were women and we had representatives from all seven regions. Pretty impressive for an inaugural workshop. The feedback we have received from the participants has reassured us that there is an appetite for this type of collaboration and professional development amongst the creative professionals within the Jamat.”

Nausheen Habib attended the writer’s workshop. She said she walked away from the meeting inspired. “This weekend was truly inspiring— to see so many quietly dedicated individuals serving our community and global initiatives,” she said. “I learned valuable information that I can apply in all areas of my life.”

Activities were more hands-on for the photographers and videographers. After getting a refresher on content of shots, angles, and other techniques, they were split into groups to take photographs and videos, on which they were then given feedback.

A participant in the audio-visual trainings said, “I wonder what kind of content we will create now that we are all on the same page and properly trained.”

The Communications Hub will continue beyond the Diamond Jubilee year, to work on covering the various events the Jamat participates in across the United States, as well as to tell the stories of the American Jamat— our history, our successes, our ethics, and our experiences.

https://the.ismaili/usa/communications-national-task-force-elevates-skills
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam's Diamond Jubilee visit to the UAE

If you missed the showings in Jamatkhana, the film of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the United Arab Emirates is now available online. This 25-minute film recounts the preparations by the UAE Jamat, and the programme undertaken by Mawlana Hazar Imam during his four-day visit.

https://the.ismaili/diamond-jubilee/video-mawlana-hazar-imams-diamond-jubilee-visit-uae
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pakistan holds National Games to celebrate Diamond Jubilee

Pakistan’s Diamond Jubilee Sports Festival (DJSF) recently reached its apex with an iconic National Games at the Jinnah Complex in Islamabad. Over 1,300 athletes from eight regions in the country competed for medals in 17 different sports, cheered on and supported by thousands more.

Events at the National Games ranged from perennial favourites cricket and football, to taekwondo and basketball, which were included for the first time in a Jamati Games in Pakistan.

Sport and wellbeing have long played an important role among the Jamat of Pakistan, with the country capturing second spot in the medals table at the international Jubilee Games held in Dubai in 2016. DJSF, spread over many months, has also encompassed a marathon, a polo competition, and a cycling rally. The qualifying rounds began at Jamatkhana level and progressed to local and regional levels, with nearly 50,000 athletes participating, and watched by a total of over 160,000 spectators. The National Games featured the top 1,300 athletes from all over Pakistan, competing for medals and distinction for their regions.

The opening ceremony of the National Games featured the first Ismaili Olympian, Ahmed Ali Khan, as torch bearer. A boxer originally from Hunza, Ahmed represented Pakistan at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.

The opening ceremony also featured chief guests Jahangir Khan and Nazir Sabir. Nazir, also an Ismaili, is an accomplished mountaineer. He is the first Pakistani to have climbed Mount Everest and has also climbed four of the five 8,000 m peaks in Pakistan, including the world's second highest mountain K2 in 1981.

https://the.ismaili/news/pakistan-holds-national-games-celebrate-diamond-jubilee
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merchants of Bollywood: Superstar brothers Salim and Sulaiman tour Canada for global concert series

You may have never heard of them but two of Bollywood’s biggest musical stars are touring Canada for a very special occasion.

Brothers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant (who go by Salim–Sulaiman) have produced and sang songs for hundreds of hit Bollywood movies, and are currently performing in Canada for the Jubilee Concerts series, in commemoration of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee.

More...
http://dailyhive.com/vancouver/salim-sulaiman-merchant-jubilee-concerts-aga-khan-diamond-jubilee
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diamond Jubilee 2018 - 7 Shades of Celebration

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=lp5FowL6nYk
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Merchant Brothers to perform in Auckland

Venkat Raman

Auckland, March 24, 2018

A musical duo, famous for their compositions and performances in the Hindi film industry and Indian television channels, are set to perform in Auckland next month.

Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, known for their versatility will perform at the Vodafone Events Centre, located at 770 Great South Road, Manukau on April 13, 2018.

Organised by the Aga Khan Ismaili National Council for Australia and New Zealand, the forthcoming programme is a part of a series of global concerts to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Aga Khan.

Mr is the 49th hereditary Spiritual Leader (since July 11, 1957), reportedly in direct lineal descent from Prophet Mohammed. He is recognised as a global leader for his work in international development through his independent, non-denominational ‘Aga Khan Development Network’ which functions in partnership with the New Zealand government amongst other partners worldwide.

Tickets for the Concert, which will also feature Raj Pandit, Sukriti Kakar and Vipul Metha, are now on sale at eventfinda.co.nz

More...
http://www.indiannewslink.co.nz/merchant-brothers-to-perform-in-auckland/
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DJ Concert at Royal Albert Hall.

https://serious.org.uk/events/jubilee-featuring-kronos-quartet-bassekou-kouyate
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mombasa celebrates diamond jubilee of his Highness the Aga Khan

Rays of Light

Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmiSmPNXbxY
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
Admin



Joined: 06 Jan 2003
Posts: 5566

PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/dhaka/2018/04/12/jubilee-concert-organized-celebrate-aga-khans-diamond-jubilee/

Jubilee concert organized to celebrate Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee

Tribune Desk
Published at 08:56 AM April 12, 2018

Jubilee concert organized to celebrate Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee
A photo of the jubilee concertCourtesy
The concert was a part of a series of commemorative events organized around the world.

A jubilee concert was held at the International Convention Centre, Bashundhara to mark the 60th anniversary, the Diamond Jubilee, of Aga Khan’s accession to the Ismaili Imamat.

The concert, organized on April 6 was attended by around 2,000 guests, including government officials, diplomats, business and civic leaders, and members of the Ismaili and other surrounding communities.

The concert was a part of a series of commemorative events organized around the world.

India’s two most respected and globally renowned artists and composers, brother duo, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant were the concert’s highlights, having scored for over a hundred Indian films and over twenty TV shows. They have also performed in several live concerts all over the world, including the opening ceremony of the FIFA World Cup 2010.

Chief Guest Asaduzzaman Noor, the minister of Cultural Affairs, congratulated Aga Khan and conveyed his appreciation for the efforts of Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Bangladesh and globally in his speech at the event.

Aga Khan is the Founder and Chairman of AKDN, one of the most comprehensive development networks in the world today. AKDN operates in over 30 countries, primarily in Central and South Asia, Eastern and Western Africa and the Middle East.

Inspired by Islam to be compassionate, responsible, and caring, AKDN works for the welfare of all citizens regardless of their gender, origin, or religion.
Back to top
View users profile Send private message Visit posters website
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Musical duo Salim-Sulaiman mesmerises Dhaka audience in Aga Khan’s diamond jubilee celebration

The concert was part of a series of commemorative events organised around the world to mark the 60th anniversary – the Diamond Jubilee – of the Aga Khan’s accession to the Ismaili Imamat, the Aga Khan Development Network in Dhaka said.

Salim and Sulaiman Merchant are among the leading composers in Bollywood, having scored for more than hundred Indian films and over 20 TV shows. They have composed numerous records of cinematic, folk, electronica and Sufi influences to their music.

The concert recently held at the Bashundhara Convention Centre was attended by nearly 2,000 guests including civil servants, diplomats, business and civic leaders, and members of the Ismaili and other surrounding communities.

Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor was present as chief guest.

https://bdnews24.com/entertainment/2018/04/18/musical-duo-salim-sulaiman-mesmerises-dhaka-audience-in-aga-khans-diamond-jubilee-celebration
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative to perform for Jubilee Concert at Sofia Church, Stockholm, Sweden

Sun, April 29, 2018 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CEST. Sofia Church 11 Borgmästargatan 116 29 Södermalm Sweden

Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative to perform for Jubilee Concert at Sofia Church, Stockholm, Sweden

(translated via Google): Jubilee 2018, Stockholm An Intercultural Concert “A dazzling array of virtuoso musicians will take the stage in the Sofia church in Södermalm, Stockholm. The Ismaili Center London, The Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI), in collaboration with the Sofia Assembly, presents Master Artists from AKMI.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jubilee-2018-stockholm-interkulturell-konsert-i-sofiakyrkan-tickets-44910308943
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mansoor Ladha: Diamond Jubilee time to affirm allegiance

The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the world’s 10 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, is expected to visit western Canada in May as part of his worldwide Diamond Jubilee celebration. He is expected to visit Vancouver May 5-7 and Calgary May 9-11 when hundreds of Ismailis are expected to congregate for special religious ceremonies and festivities.

The western Canada visits are part of the global celebration of the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee, who became the Imam of the Ismailis on July 11, 1957 at the age of 21 while still a student at Harvard University. Diamond Jubilee celebrations have been held in several countries, including the United States throughout the year.

The Aga Khan has strong bonds with Canada and is no stranger to Canadians. He has described Canada as “a model for the world” and has publicly expressed admiration for Canada’s pluralistic society. Inspired by Canada’s experience as a diverse and inclusive country, the Aga Khan established in partnership with the federal government the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa. The Centre’s vision is a world where human differences are valued and diverse societies thrive. It has successfully drawn from Canada’s pluralist civil society by providing a platform for comparative analysis, education and dialogue about the choices and actions that advance and sustain pluralism.





Former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Aga Khan tour the roof top of the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, after performing the opening ceremony.



The Aga Khan’s admiration for Canada is so immense that he has established Canada as headquarters of the Ismaili community by also locating the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre in Toronto and the Delegation of Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa. The Delegation of Ismaili Imamat has an ambassadorial role and also represents non-denominational, philanthropic and development agencies such as the Aga Khan Development Network, which has partnered with Canada in several projects in Third World countries.

The Aga Khan Museum, which is mandated to promote Islamic art and Muslim culture by acquiring and holding public exhibitions and artifacts relating to cultural, artistic and religious traditions of Muslim communities, has become a Toronto icon visited by hundreds of visitors. All these projects in Canada have been designed by internationally-renowned architects.

Closer to home in Alberta, the Aga Khan has donated $25 million towards the establishment of the second Aga Khan Park in Edmonton which is under construction following the footsteps of the Aga Khan Park in Toronto which opened in 2015. Built as a symbol of friendship, the garden will be located at the University of Alberta Botanic Garden and is the 11th garden in the world supported by the Aga Khan.

On an international scale, the Aga Khan’s most monumental project has been the establishment of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, Pakistan and later on founding the world’s first internationally chartered institution of higher learning in Central Asia. The governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan signed an agreement with the Aga khan to establish the University of Centre Asia in 1994 after the fall of the Soviet Union in that region.



Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomes the Aga Khan when he visited Canada.

As a great promoter of architecture, he has established the Aga Khan Award for architecture, the world’s largest architectural award totalling US$500,000, aimed at encouraging architecture that reflects pluralism in Muslim communities.

One can visit countries in Asia or Africa and see numerous examples of the Aga Khan’s benevolence reflected in promoting and preserving historic sites, and establishing non-denominational hospitals, universities and schools for years. During one of his visits to Tanzania, tribute was paid during a government function by a cabinet minister who was a product of the Aga Khan School — a testimony of his foresight and generosity.

Vanity Fair has described the Aga Khan’s global charity network as a “staggeringly large and effective organization,” akin to “his own UN … that also includes an enormous portfolio of for-profit businesses.”

The network employs 80,000 people in 30 countries, operating universities, hospitals and school programs for people in poor and war-torn parts of the world, regardless of their faith.



Journalist Mansoor Ladha interviews the Aga Khan in Dar es Salaam in 1970.

The Aga Khan’s Canadian charity, the Aga Khan Foundation, is part of this network. Since 2004, the Canadian government has sponsored 16 global development initiatives in partnership with the foundation, worth a total of more than $300 million.

The foundation’s projects do everything from supporting craft producers in Mozambique to investing in childhood education in Bangladesh or working to improve women’s health in Afghanistan.

During his visit to western Canada, Ismailis, many of whom have made Canada their home following their mass expulsion from Uganda by dictator Idi Amin in 1972, will celebrate his Diamond Jubilee with festivals and religious ceremonies. This is also a time for the Ismailis, 100,000 of whom are estimated to live in Canada, to rededicate and affirm their allegiance to their Imam.

As a tribute to his various contributions, the Aga Khan has received several honourary degrees and citizenships, including one by the Canadian government. Although he is a king without a kingdom, his authority and power surpasses a leader of any stature. He receives royal treatment everywhere he goes and he meets more foreign heads of state, presidents and prime ministers than even the president of U.S., the most powerful nation on earth.

Ismailis worldwide have progressed and prospered as a vibrant community under his leadership and guidance and have become the envy of the world. Described as “Prince of the Islamic World,” the Aga Khan has moulded his community into a successful model community who have contributed in professional, economic, social, political and civic matters of the country of their adoption. It is a tribute to his leadership that the Ismailis are so highly regarded everywhere.

While other Muslim leaders have caused divisions and religious animosity, the Aga Khan is the only Muslim leader who has been building bridges with other communities by being conciliatory and supportive in promoting pluralism, diversity and Muslim values.
•Mansoor Ladha is a Calgary-based travel writer, journalist and author of Memoirs of a Muhindi: Fleeing east Africa for the West and Portrait in Pluralism: Aga Khan’s Shia Ismaili Muslim

ismailimail.wordpress.com/2018/04/26/mansoor-ladha-diamond-jubilee-time-to-affirm-allegiance/#more-181714
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jubilee 2018: An Intercultural Concert in Stockholm


Join us as a dazzling array of virtuosic musicians take the stage at Sofia Kyrkan in Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday 29 April 2018. The concert, in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee, will feature the Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) and Guests. This event will be webcast live at https://the.ismaili/live


The evening will feature a performance of newly-created compositions that exemplify the way musical creativity has historically developed from the meeting of different cultures.

To register for free entry please visit the following link: https://jubilee-intercultural-concert.eventbrite.com/

The concert reflects Mawlana Hazar Imam's 60-year-long commitment to supporting pluralism and civil society, and to providing the arts a prominent place in the work of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), where culture is closely integrated with social and economic development.

Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative include:
•Feras Charestan (Qānun) Feras has performed as a qānun soloist with symphony orchestras and has been a member of popular bands as well as contemporary music ensembles – all creating new music rooted in Middle Eastern traditions.
•George Oro (Percussion) From Syria, George has been passionate about percussion throughout his life and started to formally learn percussion at a very young age.
•Basel Rajoub (Saxophone) Basel is a consummate performer, skilled improviser, and highly original composer creating new music that is rooted in a thousand-year-old tradition.
•Shadi Ali (Vocals) Shadi is a Syrian-born singer-songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist of the band Syrian band 'Gene'.

For further information on the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) visit www.akdn.org/akmi

Produced by the Ismaili Centre London in collaboration with Sofia Church and the Aga Khan Music Initiative.

https://the.ismaili/jubilee-2018-intercultural-concert-stockholm-0
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kronos celebrates His Highness the Aga Khan at Jubilee in London

We are honored to take part in the Diamond Jubilee celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 20th. This month and next, the Ismaili Muslim Community is commemorating 60 years since His Highness the Aga Khan became the 49th hereditary Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957. Produced by the Ismaili Centre, London, Aga Khan Music Initiative, and Serious, Jubilee! With Kronos Quartet, Bassekou Kouyaté and AKMI Masters will celebrate the diversity, richness and vitality of Muslim musical heritage in a contemporary expression. We are thrilled to share the stage with so many incredible musicians, including Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyaté, Chinese pipa player Wu Man, Afghan rubab player Homayoun Sakhi, Syrian duclar player Basel Rajoub, Afghan percussionist Salar Nader, Tajikistani dutar, tanbur and sato performer Sirojiddin Juraev, Syria qanun player Feras Charestan, Uzbekistani percussionist Abbos Kosimov, and Italian frame drummer Andrea Piccioni. Tickets still available, but going quickly.

The Aga Khan Music Initiative and Kronos’ decade-long partnership has fostered many of our collaborations with leading musicians from Muslim-majority countries, including Homayoun Sakhi, the Alim Qasimov Ensemble, Trio Da Kali and, most recently, Sirojiddin Juraev (with frequent collaborator Wu Man). Learn more >

http://kronosquartet.org/news/article/kronos-celebrates-his-highness-the-aga-khan-at-jubilee-in-london
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The inaugural Jubilee Arts International Arts Festival to be held in Lisbon this July will feature the International Talent Showcase, presenting musical renditions, dance pieces, and stage talent from across the world.

On the grand stage of the Diamond Jubilee Celebration - Lisboa 2018, the International Arts Festival (IAF) will showcase stunning performances by talented singers, dancers and thespians, and provide an opportunity to enjoy interactive workshops taught by professional artists. Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to sing a melodious tune without instruments? The International Talent Showcase A cappella workshop is your chance to find out.

Through National Arts Festivals held around the world, Jubilee Arts has uncovered some of the finest performing arts talent and is ready to host them on the global stage at IAF. Take in performances by different artists daily on the main stage at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Plus, you never know when a pop-up performance will occur on the Festival grounds or which international DJ will be spinning tracks for you to dance the night away.

Want to get in on the action and sharpen your artistic talent? Then join us and learn about various cultural dance forms from our diverse world, or learn how visual and performing arts come together in a collaborative workshop. Make sure to register early for these and other events happening during the International Talent Showcase in Lisbon this summer.

These are just a few of the diverse programmes on offer at the inaugural International Arts Festival. Join us in Lisbon this July, or follow The.Ismaili for regular updates through email and social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat).

https://the.ismaili/djcelebration/sneak-peek-international-talent-showcase
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second Sufi Voyage concert announced


As the Jamat is aware, tickets for Sufi Voyage, a Jubilee Concert to be held in Lisbon on the evening of 10 July, are now sold out. We are pleased to announce that a second Sufi Voyage concert has been added to the schedule.


The additional concert will be held on the afternoon of 10 July at the Altice Arena and tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, 20 June at 3 PM Lisbon time. Tickets for the afternoon Sufi Voyage concert will only be available to those who are registered for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, and who do not already have tickets to the evening Sufi Voyage concert. Tickets can be purchased at http://jubilee.blueticket.pt.

Sufi Voyage will feature the “King of Qawwali” Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the musical talents of Salim-Sulaiman, coming together in a must-see performance that will include Bollywood, folk, popular songs, and qawwali — a devotional music style of Muslim mystics.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, nephew of the late legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, is also known for his playback songs in the Bollywood and Pakistani film industries.

Salim-Sulaiman were inspired by their father Sadruddin Merchant, who previously led the Ismaili Scouts Orchestra in India. Salim-Sulaiman have been composing music for over a decade and have also collaborated with South African singer Loyiso Bala and Kenyan singer and songwriter Eric Wainaina to record the anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

This unique combination of artists will be joined by one of Tajikistan’s foremost musicians, Nobovar Chanorov, whose band is known as the Beatles of Tajikistan. This unprecedented combination of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Salim-Sulaiman, and Nobovar will mark the completion of the year-long Jubilee Concerts.

In addition to Sufi Voyage, tickets are still available for Kings of Rhythm, a Jubilee Concert to be held on the evening of 5 July, featuring internationally renowned artists Cheb Khaled and the dynamic duo of Vishal-Shekhar.

Cheb Khaled, or simply “Khaled,” is an Algerian-born Francophone artist who has entertained millions of fans globally with legendary songs, and is one of the best-selling Arab artists in history.

Vishal-Shekhar are one of Bollywood’s most entertaining music directors and artists. The combination of Khaled and Vishal-Shekhar brings to Lisbon an unparalleled evening of musical performance that will set the celebratory mood for the week-long historic celebration.

To assist with the ticket purchase process, please review the eTicketing guide.

https://the.ismaili/second-sufi-voyage-concert-announced
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Concert to be webcast live from Royal Albert Hall in London

Join us on Wednesday 20 June, at 8 PM UK time for a live webcast from the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London.

jubilee_concert.jpg

The live webcast will be available at: https://the.ismaili/live.

Presented to honour the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam, this exciting concert, called Jubilee, celebrates the diversity, richness, and vitality of Muslim musical heritage and its expression in contemporary music making. Featured artists include the Master Musicians of the Aga Khan Music Initiative, and special guests Kronos Quartet and the Bassekou Kouyate Trio. These musical innovators will perform newly-created compositions, improvisations, and arrangements inspired by traditions that exemplify the way musical creativity has historically developed from the meeting of different cultures.

Jubilee is produced by the Ismaili Centre London, the Aga Khan Music Initiative and Serious UK.

https://the.ismaili/concert-be-webcast-live-royal-albert-hall-london
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Second Sufi Voyage concert announced


An afternoon performance of Sufi Voyage has been added to the Diamond Jubilee Celebration schedule, for which tickets are now available to purchase.


As the Jamat is aware, tickets for Sufi Voyage, a Jubilee Concert to be held in Lisbon on the evening of 10 July, are now sold out. We are pleased to announce that a second Sufi Voyage concert has been added to the schedule

The additional concert will be held on the afternoon of 10 July at the Altice Arena and tickets will go on sale this Wednesday, 20 June at 3 PM Lisbon time. Tickets for the afternoon performance will only be available to those who are registered for the Diamond Jubilee Celebration, and who do not already have tickets for the evening Sufi Voyage concert. Tickets can be purchased at http://jubilee.blueticket.pt.

Sufi Voyage will feature the “King of Qawwali” Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and the musical talents of Salim-Sulaiman, coming together in a must-see performance that will include Bollywood, folk, popular songs, and qawwali — a devotional music style of Muslim mystics.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, nephew of the late legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, is also known for his playback songs in the Bollywood and Pakistani film industries.

Salim-Sulaiman were inspired by their father Sadruddin Merchant, who previously led the Ismaili Scouts Orchestra in India. Salim-Sulaiman have been composing music for over a decade and have also collaborated with South African singer Loyiso Bala and Kenyan singer and songwriter Eric Wainaina to record the anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

This unique combination of artists will be joined by one of Tajikistan’s foremost musicians, Nobovar Chanorov, whose band is known as the Beatles of Tajikistan. This unprecedented combination of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Salim-Sulaiman, and Nobovar will mark the completion of the year-long Jubilee Concerts.

In addition to Sufi Voyage, tickets are still available for Kings of Rhythm, a Jubilee Concert to be held on the evening of 5 July, featuring internationally renowned artists Cheb Khaled and the dynamic duo of Vishal-Shekhar.

Cheb Khaled, or simply “Khaled,” is an Algerian-born Francophone artist who has entertained millions of fans globally with legendary songs, and is one of the best-selling Arab artists in history.

Vishal-Shekhar are one of Bollywood’s most entertaining music directors and artists. The combination of Khaled and Vishal-Shekhar brings to Lisbon an unparalleled evening of musical performance that will set the celebratory mood for the week-long historic celebration.

To assist with the ticket purchase process, please review the eTicketing guide.

https://the.ismaili/second-sufi-voyage-concert-announced
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Visit the updated Diamond Jubilee Celebration website:

https://the.ismaili/microsite/diamond-jubilee-celebration
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
kmaherali



Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 17823

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Diamond Jubilee One Jamat Celebration Houston. Sugarland Jamatkhana

Video:

https://www.facebook.com/SoheilProduction/videos/1915537158490816/

*******
Feddy Fap

#FeddyFap #DiamondJubileeSong #Darbar_E_Jubilee

https://www.facebook.com/feddyfapofficial/videos/832269080307104/
Back to top
View users profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    www.ismaili.net Forum Index -> Other Diamond Jubilee Activities and Newspapers All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next
Page 2 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB 2.0.1 © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group




Fatal error: Call to a member function Execute() on a non-object in /home/heritage/web/webdocs/html/includes/pnSession.php on line 400