New Aga Khan Music Initiative Project Brings Music from Syria and Iran to the United States
06 December 2013 - “Sound: the Encounter”, the Aga Khan Music Initiative’s latest addition to its international performance roster, begins a three-city United States tour on December 7 with a world debut concert at the Asia Society in New York City.
Aga Khan Music Initiative Presents “New Sounds from Arab Lands” in Europe and United States
06 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 in a tour supported by the Aga Khan Music Initiative. The five musicians exemplify the rising generation of cosmopolitan Arab musicians who combine jazz, classical music, and the microtonal subtleties and myriad melodic modes of Arabic music.
Aga Khan Music Initiative and Smithsonian Folkways Release “Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Route”
11 May 2012 - Smithsonian Folkways and the Aga Khan Music Initiative celebrate the tenth and final release of their award-winning "Music of Central Asia" series, a groundbreaking CD/DVD set entitled "Borderlands: Wu Man and Master Musicians from the Silk Route", on 29 May 2012.
Aga Khan Music Initiative Launches University Residency Series 2012 in United States
08 February 2012 - The Aga Khan Music Initiative's 2012 University Residency Series, featuring the Alim Qasimov Ensemble, Homayun Sakhi Trio and Kronos Quartet, will offer workshops, lecture-demos and concerts on college and university campuses across the United States.
His Highness the Aga Khan Receives ULI J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development
27 October 2011 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, received the 2011 Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development at the ULI's Annual Fall Meeting and Urban Land Expo in Los Angeles.
1.5 Million Trees to Be Planted in Kenya by AKDN and Lions Clubs International
19 October 2011 - To address the rapid deforestation taking place in Kenya, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Lions Clubs International have teamed up to plant 1.5 million trees in Kenya by June 2012. The programme is part of a broader effort by AKDN institutions to plant 10 million trees by 2014.
The State of California and the Ismaili Imamat Partner to Confront Poverty
02 November 2009 - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California and His Highness the Aga Khan signed an agreement of cooperation reaffirming their shared commitment to dedicate human and material resources to confront poverty. The agreement builds on past collaboration between California and the agencies of the AKDN, and facilitates further collaboration in areas of mutual interest.
Aga Khan University and University of California, San Francisco form Partnership to Help the Underprivileged
02 November 2009 - The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the Aga Khan University (AKU) signed a memorandum of understanding today to advance their common goal to promote equitable human advancement and social justice in the less privileged parts of the world. The agreement was signed at the Capitol Building in Sacramento in the presence of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and His Highness the Aga Khan.
Focus Humanitarian Assistance Receives UN Disaster Reduction Award
16 June 2009 - Focus Humanitarian Assistance (Pakistan) was selected by the Jury of the 2009 UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction to receive a Certificate of Merit for enhancing disaster risk reduction.
AKDN at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit
19 November 2008 - AKDN at the Governors’ Global Climate Summit
Aga Khan University and University of Texas Establish Historic Partnership
12 April 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims and founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, and Texas Governor Rick Perry today hailed a landmark agreement between the Aga Khan University (AKU) and the University of Texas at Austin (UT) as a move towards narrowing the gap between the West and Islam and towards bridging the gulf between the industrialised countries and the developing world.
Aga Khan to Visit USA (Media Advisory)
10 April 2008 - His Highness the Aga Khan, 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Ismaili Muslims arrives in Austin, Texas tomorrow, April 11th 2008 for an eight-day visit to the United States. The Aga Khan will visit Texas, California, Illinois and Georgia.
Spiritual Sounds of Central Asia: Nomads, Mystics and Troubadours
12 October 2007 - Seventeen musicians from Central Asia, a culturally dynamic and rapidly changing region, will share their mastery of traditions at once ancient and contemporary in an 11-city North American tour beginning on October 12th.
Prince Hussain Aga Khan Marries Miss Kristin J. White
18 September 2006 - Prince Hussain Aga Khan, second son of His Highness the Aga Khan and Princess Salimah Aga Khan, married Miss Kristin White on Saturday 16th September.
Shigar Fort Awarded Top Prize in the 2006 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards
01 September 2006 - The UNESCO Regional Advisor for Culture in Asia and the Pacific announced today that Shigar Fort Palace has been honoured with the Award of Excellence in the 2006 UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation.
Inaugural Concert of Central Asian Music Delights Washington
15 March 2006 - Dignitaries from Washington’s political, diplomatic, legal and cultural fields today joined His Highness the Aga Khan at the inaugural concert of Via Kabul.
The Stans Revealed Via Kabul: Central Asia Without Borders
02 March 2006 - The arrival of the March 2006 USA tour of Via Kabul: Central Asia Without Borders in Washington and New York should change perceptions of one of the least known places on the planet.
Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia: March 2006 USA Tour of Via Kabul: Central Asia Without Borders
01 March 2006 - The March 2006 USA tour of Via Kabul: Central Asia Without Borders — presented and curated by the Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia — features three groups of performers: Tengir-Too, from Kyrgyzstan, The Academy of Shashmaqâm, from Tajikistan, and Homayun Sakhi and Taryalai Hashimi, from Afghanistan (via California).
Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy 2005 (Media Advisory)
04 October 2005 - The 23 worldwide foundations established by Andrew Carnegie during his lifetime have announced the names of the recipients of The Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy 2005.
Aga Khan receives 2005 Vincent Scully Prize
26 January 2005 - Recognition for bridging the gap of understanding between Western and Islamic Cultures.
Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble Perform in Central Asia in Collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative
02 May 2003 - Following critically acclaimed concerts in North America and Europe, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble brought their unique fusion of ancient Silk Road traditions and western classical music to the heart of the Silk Road: in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic; Almaty, Kazakhstan; and Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Aga Khan and Presidents of MIT and Harvard Lay Foundations for an Architecture of Understanding
27 September 2002 - While the world remains focused on conflict and destruction amidst Muslim societies, a collaborative venture in technology shows how the East and the West can together construct a world that recognises shared heritage.
Aga Khan and Colin Powell Open Silk Road Festival in Washington
25 June 2002 - "A search for new forces of stability," was how His Highness the Aga Khan today described one of the pressing needs of the moment in Central Asia.
Aga Khan Addresses Post 9/11 World
23 June 2002 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of some 12-15 million Ismaili Muslims, was speaking at the inauguration of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center by Texas Governor Rick Perry
Yo-Yo Ma Performs on the Silk Road for Aga Khan Award
06 November 2001 - First Performance of Ensemble in one of the oldest cities on the Silk Road. World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble gave a special performance on the occasion of the presentation ceremony of the 2001 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.
World Premiere of Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble Introduces Aga Khan Music Initiative in Central Asia
25 August 2001 - 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.
Aga Khan Speaks at World Bank on Human Capital and the Global Information Infrastructure
10 November 1999 - His Highness the Aga Khan, Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Muslims today addressed industry leaders, government officials and development executives from around the world at the World Bank on applying information technology to the problems of human capital and development needs.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) presented its 2013 Gold Medal to His Highness the Aga Khan this evening.
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