Sayyid Theyazin to preside over Aga Khan Award

Muscat – His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham al Said, Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth, will preside over the presentation of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture at the Royal Opera House Muscat on 31 October.

The day before, His Highness Sayyid Bilarab bin Haitham al Said will preside over the distribution of the Aga Khan Music Awards.

For the first time in the history of the Aga Khan Awards, the architecture and music award ceremonies are organized by a single country: Oman.

Last year’s architecture prize winners were two from Bangladesh – Urban River Spaces, Jhenaidah; and Community Spaces in the Rohingya Refugee Response, Cox’s Bazar; and one each from Indonesia – Banyuwangi International Airport, Blimbingsari, East Java; Iran – Argo Museum of Contemporary Art and Cultural Center, Tehran; Lebanon – Renovation of Niemeyer Guest House, Tripoli; and Senegal – Lycée Kamanar, Thionck Essyl.

The music awards were won by Zakir Hussain from India, Afel Bocoum from Mali, Asin Khan Langa from India, Coumbane Mint Ely Warakane from Mauritania, Dawood Khan Sadozai from Indonesia, Benny Kandra Reni from l Indonesia, Soumic Datta from UK, Yahya Hussein Abdullah from Tanzania, Yasmin Shah Hosseini from Iran and Zarsanga from Pakistan.

“The distribution of the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture and Music 2022 in the Sultanate of Oman provides a variety of opportunities for academic researchers, musicians and architects,” said HE Said bin Sultan al Busaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth. for culture, adding that the prizes would allow them to discover new and exceptional areas highlighted by the prizes.

“This will allow them to be in contact with the winners from different countries of the world and the protocols associated with the awards. It will also broaden the integration of the Omani cultural scene with various countries around the world and consolidate social awareness for participation in these international awards,” he added.

“Hosting the events is a true manifestation of Oman’s vision to become a destination for art, literature and culture.”

Highlighting the uniqueness of Oman, HE Busaidi asserted that Oman’s deep-rooted history and civilization make it a destination for awards and an ideal location for international organizations and international cultural events.

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