Muscat – HH Syed Thiazin bin Haitham Al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, will preside over the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony at the Royal Opera House Muscat on 31 October.
Earlier in the day, Syed Bilarab bin Haitham Al Said will preside over the Aga Khan Music Award distribution ceremony.
For the first time in the history of the Aga Khan Awards, both the architecture and music award ceremonies are being hosted by one country – Oman.
Last year’s Architecture Award winners were two from Bangladesh – Urban River Space, Jhenaidah; and Community Space in Rohingya Refugee Response, Cox’s Bazar; and one each from Indonesia – Banyuwangi International Airport, Blimbingsari, East Java; Iran – Argo Contemporary Art Museum and Cultural Center, Tehran; Lebanon – Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House, Tripoli; and Senegal – Kamana Secondary School, Thionk Essel.
The music award was won by Zakir Hussain of India, Afel Bokum of Mali, Asin Khan Langa of India, Koumbane Mint Elie Warakane of Mauritania, Daoud Khan Sadozai of Indonesia, Beni Kandra Reni of Indonesia, Soumik Dutta of UK, Yahya Hussain. Abdullah of Tanzania, Yasmin Shah Hosseini of Iran, Jarsanga of Pakistan.
“The distribution of the Aga Khan Prize for Architecture and Music 2022 in the Sultanate of Oman provides various opportunities for academic researchers, musicians and architects,” said Saeed Bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth. For culture, the awards are highlighted by their awards. Will enable to learn about new and outstanding fields.
“This will allow them to communicate with winners from different countries around the world and the protocols associated with the awards. It will expand the integration of the Omani cultural scene with the countries of the world and consolidate the social awareness of participating in these international awards,” he added.
“Hosting the events provides a true expression of Oman’s vision to become a destination for art, literature and culture.”
Highlighting Oman’s uniqueness, His Highness Busaidi emphasized that Oman’s history and civilization make it a destination for awards and an ideal venue for international organizations and international cultural events.