2019 Aga Khan Music AwardsLaureates of the 2019 Aga Khan Music Awards. More
Mustafa SaidMustafa Said, finalist in the Performance domain, performing before the Mas... More
Mohammad Reza ShajarianMOHAMMAD REZA SHAJARIAN. More
Dariush TalaiDariush Talai, laureate in the domain of Distinguished and Enduring Contrib... More
Ballake SissokoBallake Sissoko, laureate in the domain of Distinguished and Enduring Contr... More
Oumou SangaréOumou Sangare, laureate in the Distinguished and Enduring Contributions to... More
Gurminj Museum of Musical InstrumentsGurminj Museum of Musical Instruments (Dushanbe, Tajikistan) More
Farhod HalimovFarhod Halimov, laureate in the Preservation, Revitalisation and Disseminat... More
Badiaa BouhriziBadiaa Bouhrizi, laureate in the domain of Social Inclusion, performing at... More
Omnibus EnsembleOMNIBUS ENSEMBLE More
Franghiz AliZadehFranghiz Alizadeh performing at the gala concert of the Aga Khan Music Awar... More
Aga Khan Music Awards - Prize-giving CeremonyBadiaa Bouhrizi, laureate in the domain of Social Inclusion, performing at... More
Mustafa Said is an Egyptian oud player, singer, composer, musicologist, and music teacher. Born and raised in Cairo, Said was introduced to music as a child and learned to read and write music in Braille at an early age.
A special Patron’s Award is to be conferred on Mohammad Reza Shajarian in recognition of his enduring contribution to the musical heritage of humanity, his peerless musical mastery, and his sustained social impact as a performer and teacher, both within Iran and beyond its borders.
Dariush Talai, an Iranian tar and setar player, musicologist, composer, and educator, is being recognised for his exceptional commitment to transmitting the classical performance tradition of the tar through his diverse activities as an artist, educator, and scholar.
Ballake Sissoko is a Malian kora player and composer who has developed the art of the kora in ways that are creative and innovative while also firmly rooted in tradition.
Oumou Sangaré is a celebrated Malian singer-songwriter known for her commitment to the training and career development of young people in the music professions.
The Gurminj Museum of Musical Instruments, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan is preserving and revitalising the musical heritage of Central Asian peoples and cultures, and, in particular, the Pamiri Ismaili musical culture of Tajikistan.
Farhod Halimov, a singer, multi-instrumentalist, and composer from Samarkand, Uzbekistan, is preserving the traditional classical song repertoire of Samarkand.
Badiaa Bouhrizi, also known by her stage name Neysatu, a singer-songwriter and composer from Tunisia, has used her musical talent to promote social justice and the values of pluralism and democracy.
The Omnibus Ensemble are based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where they are working to create an artistic rapprochement between local classical maqom traditions and languages of contemporary music.
Azerbaijani composer and pianist Franghiz AliZadeh has produced a prolific body of classical concert music that draws inspiration from Azerbaijan’s venerable musical and literary traditions.
The Aga Khan Music Awards concluded with the announcement of the Award in the performance category, the awarding of US$ 500,000 in prizes and a final concert that brought together ten laureates, six categories and 13 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North America in a showcase for diversity and pluralism through music. A Patron’s Award was also conferred. The Awards were presented by His Highness the Aga Khan, President of the Portuguese Republic Professor Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, and Prince Amyn Aga Khan.