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Legendary Sufi Singer Abida Parveen Makes Rare Appearance in Toronto

The Aga Khan Museum, in partnership with Roy Thomson Hall, is proud to bring Pakistani singer Abida Parveen to Toronto on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 8 pm for a rare North American performance. Held at Roy Thomson Hall, this performance gives Canadian audiences the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear Parveen’s extraordinary renditions of Sufi poetry, performed solo with accompanying musicians on the harmonium and percussion.

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Aga Khan Museum Launches International Roster of Fall Education Programs

Following a wildly successful Anniversary Lecture with religious commentator and scholar Karen Armstrong, the Aga Khan Museum officially launches its fall educational programming on October 7. New this season, an Authors Series brings writers and readers together, exploring fiction (through Nazneen Sheikh’s riveting tale of war and art theft, The Place of Shining Light); 10th-century Arab music and poetry (in a Glossary animated by historian-musician George Sawa); and Shi’a visual culture (through essays edited by British Museum curator Fahmida Suleman).

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Aga Khan Museum Celebrates Canada’s Many Cultures Through Musical ‘Conversations’ during Fall 2017 Performing Arts Season

The Aga Khan Museum is delighted to announce a diverse fall performing arts season with musical “conversations” that explore and celebrate the connections among Canada’s many cultures while also showcasing global talent. This exciting season of music and dance includes spectacular world premiere and North American premiere performances featuring, among others, Indigenous, Arabic, Malian, and Afghan artists, and is presented in two series: Conversation Nation and Global Conversations.

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