Pioneering music prize recognises exceptional achievement in the preservation and revitalisation of Muslim musical heritage.
Lisbon, Portugal, 21 March 2019 – The Master Jury of the Aga Khan Music Awards has announced laureates and finalists for the Awards’ inaugural cycle. The Music Awards were established by His Highness the Aga Khan to recognise exceptional creativity, promise, and enterprise in music performance, creation, education, preservation and revitalisation in societies across the world in which Muslims have a significant presence. Laureates are to share a USD 500,000 prize fund, and will also collaborate with the Music Awards to expand the impact of their work and develop their careers.
A three-day celebration of the Awards will be hosted by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal from 29-31 March. Finalists for the Award in Performance will perform for a live audience, including the Master Jury, following which the laureate in Performance will be announced at an Award ceremony on the evening of 31 March.
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This concert will be webcast live starting at 9 PM (GMT) on March 29, 2019. On Sunday 31 March, each of the Laureates will perform at a special Awards Ceremony after which His Highness the Aga Khan will present them their awards. This event will also be webcast live starting at 5 PM (GMT+1).
Both webcasts will be available on the.ismaili/live.