Aga Khan Music Initiative
Aga Khan Development Network

Bardic Divas

Bardic Divas comprises an eclectic compilation of soloists and small ensembles whose repertoire represents the rich and diverse traditions of Central Asian bards.
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The Aga Khan Music Initiative

The 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:

The Music Initiative began its work in Central Asia and subsequently expanded its cultural development activities to include artistic communities and audiences in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, and West Africa.
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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
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Upcoming Events

24 April, In the Footsteps of Babur (New York)
29 April, In the Footsteps of Babur (Honolulu)
30 April, In the Footsteps of Babur (Honolulu)
2 May, In the Footsteps of Babur (Honolulu)
8 May, In the Footsteps of Babur (Honolulu)

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