KARACHI: The 2022 Aga Khan Music Awards concluded with the presentation of awards to 15 winners by His Highness Syed Bilarab bin Haitham Al Said and Prince Amin Aga Khan during a grand concert at the House of Musical Arts, Royal Opera House Muscat.
The award presentation marked the end of a spirited two-day celebration where the winners performed live or presented in short films. Acclaimed tabla player Ustad Zakir Hussain was presented with a special Lifetime Achievement Award during the opening night concert of the Music Awards on 29 October.
This evening’s program features performances by Penny Candra Rini, an Indonesian composer, improviser, vocalist and educator; Yasamin Shahhosseini, an Iranian oud player who is reimagining the oud’s place in Iranian music; the Tehran-based Golshan Ensemble, which performs Iranian classical music; and Soumik Dutt, a sarod player from the UK who fuses his training in Hindustani classical music with pop, rock, electronica and film soundtracks to raise awareness of pressing social issues including climate change, refugees and mental health.
The winners of the 2022 Music Awards were selected by a master jury from a field of nearly 400 nominees from 42 countries. They share $500,000 in prize money and will have professional development opportunities.
These opportunities include commissions for the creation of new works, contracts for recording and artist management, support for pilot education initiatives and technical or curatorial advice for music archiving, preservation and dissemination projects.
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