Music in Focus during the AKM
We n my last column I shortly introduced the museum that is new city, one that is positioning it self become a substantial world music location and curator: the Aga Khan Museum. Having opened its doorways just when you look at the week that is third of, its inaugural music festival highlighted the known Yo-Yo Ma additionally the Silk path Ensemble, an organization that has collaborated since 2000 aided by the Aga Khan Music Initiative in concerts elsewhere.
Music is certainly one of the prime “focus areas” of this Aga Khan developing system, the more expensive entity behind the museum: the evidence is the fact that five teams are now being presented in November and four in December. It is the museum actually placed to “become both major destination that is cultural player in extremely brief purchase” as touted by James Adams regarding the world and Mail, or “a vital recent addition to Toronto’s cultural landscape” as augured by David Dacks associated with Music Gallery?
We arranged an meeting and tour with Amirali Alibhai, the AKM’s head of doing arts and chief designer of their curatorial eyesight.
We made my trek into the stretch of Don Mills in which the museum is sited, north of Eglinton Ave. and between Don Mills Rd. therefore the D.V.P., on a very good, rainy October weekday afternoon. (more…)