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Comprehensive coverage of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to Portugal for the inaugural edition of the Aga Khan Music Awards totaling US$ 500,000 in prizes

“Portugal is a shining example of a pluralistic society united while remaining conscious of its diversity, historical past and culture, and it is thus fitting that the first Awards and this first ceremony along with the related concerts and events should take place here…..I am grateful indeed to the Government of Portugal for its support and to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for providing us their superb facilities for what I think is an exceptional occasion….Music is, by definition, an evolutionary art, and musical composition has always evolved. Men have always travelled and have always taken their music with them, modifying and transforming their traditional music as they heard the music of the people they met.” – Prince Amyn Aga Khan, March 29, 2019, Lisbon.

Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Lisbon Ismaili Centre

Aga Khan with Steering Committee and Master Jury of Music Awards at Lisbon Ismaili Centre

Mawlana Hazar Imam, Prince Amyn Muhammad, Prince Hussain, and Prince Aly Muhammad with members of the Master Jury and Steering Committee at Lisbon’s Ismaili Centre after their arrival in Lisbon. The wall in the background is one of two by the Centre’s main entrance that features the 99 Names of Allah. Photo: AKDN/Akbar Hakim.

Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, arrived in Lisbon on Friday March 29, 2019 to preside over the inaugural edition of the Aga Khan Music Awards which is being hosted over a 3 day period at Lisbon’s Gulbenkian Museum. Continue Reading

Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, from a rare Ismaili magazine

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During one of my recent visits to Vancouver, I was very pleased to personally meet with Mr. Ahamed Ismail, with whom I had been communicating via email for a number of years. He graciously treated me to a wonderful buffet lunch at an Indian restaurant close to the Ismaili Centre on Canada Way. He then deeply touched me when he presented me with his personal copy of a 1977-1978 Commemorative Issue celebrating sixty years of Ismaili education in Kenya, published by His Highness the Aga Khan Education Department for Kenya….. Continue Reading

3 Amazing photos from flickr of Mawlana Hazar Imam, His Highness the Aga Khan, at the Paris Peace Forum

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The Flickr page of the Paris Peace Forum contains some amazing portraits and images of world leaders who attended the forum from November 11-13, 2018. Here are some photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam that will be of interest to all our readers. Please click on the images to view them on Flickr in larger formats, upto 2048 x 2048. Continue Reading

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