Aga Khan Music Initiative
Aga Khan Development Network

Aga Khan Music Initiative

Aga Khan Music Initiative is an interregional music and arts education programme whose mission is to support talented musicians and music educators working to preserve, transmit, and further develop their musical heritage in contemporary forms. The Music Initiative works in three distinct but closely interlinked areas:

Music Education and Mentoring

International Performance and Outreach

Artistic Production and Dissemination


AKMI Performance Programmes

AKMIC: Performers

The Route of Genghis Khan • The Celebrations of Navruz • Alim Qasimov Ensemble • Musical Traditions of the Uyghurs • In the Shrine of the Heart • Bardic Divas • Women’s Voices from Central Eurasia •The Badakhshan Ensemble, Music of Shashmaqom • Academy of Maqom • Ensemble Tengir-Too • The Art of the Afghan Rubab • Trio Da Kali •Soriana: Contemporary music from the Orient • New Sounds from the Arab Lands • Fargana Qasimova Ensemble • Wu Man & Master Musicians from the Silk Route • In the Footsteps of Babur • Kronos Quartet & Homayun Sakhi Trio • Kronos Quartet & Alim Qasimov Ensemble Kronos Quartet & Trio Da Kali • Wu Man and Friends • Invisible Face of the Beloved • Sound: The Encounter

Full Performance Programme Listing




Upcoming Events

11 April, Trio Da Kali (Lausanne, Switzerland)
16 April, Alim Qasimov Ensemble (Singapore)
17 April, Voices from the Land of Fire: Mughams and Ashiqs of Azerbaijan (Singapore)
12 May, Bassekou Kouyate and Garana Roots (Cairo, Egypt)
14 May, Bassekou Kouyate and Garana Roots (Beirut, Lebanon)
16 May, Bassekou Kouyate and Garana Roots (Tunis, Tunisia)
June, TBD - Concert - WOMEX (Berlin, Germany)
Mid-July, AKMI artists from Tajikistan and Afghanistan (Central Park, Khorog, Tajikistan)
First 2 weeks of August, Sanubar Tursun (Los Angeles, USA)
Full Schedule