The Aga Khan Ensemble will travel to Portugal for a series of three concerts. The opening concert will take place at the Serralves Auditorium on March 20, followed by a presentation at the Assembly of the Republic on March 21 and the final concert will be held in the Ismaili Centre in Lisbon on March 23.
With new performance series, the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI) presents rare artistic encounters that both celebrate and reimagine time-honoured musical meetings as the Initiative’s leading artists perform a newly-created repertoire of compositions, improvisations and contemporary arrangements inspired by tradition.
The restoration of Masjid Wazir Khan, a jewel of Mughal architecture, was completed in 2016. It had started in 2013 thanks to funds provided by the Royal Embassy of Norway in Pakistan, to restore the historical monument’s northern façade. Technical support was afforded by the Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan (AKCSP) and work began with support from the Walled City Lahore Authority (WCLA). (...) Ms. Hashmi, Coordinator at the AKCSP, points out that extreme care was taken during the execution of the project, and qualified conservationists, architects, craftsmen and the like were engaged to help restore the monument as close as possible to its original shape.
The Gilgit-Baltistan government and the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) have signed an agreement for the economic empowerment of women. Rs36 million from the Gilgit-Baltistan government and Rs30 million from AKRSP will be collected to provide technical skills like embroidery and handcrafting, to women to take full advantage of their potential.
The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, started its ‘Showcase Week’ at Phoenix Arena on March 14th. It started with a painting exhibition by students of Class VII to XI. The art expo was inaugurated by Sravanthi Juluri, a renowned artist. The art show is on display until March 17. Following the painting exhibition inauguration, a multilingual play, ‘Vishwavikhyatha Mooku’, was staged by the students of Aga Khan Academy at the Amphitheatre.