We are pleased to announce that Dr Ahmad Sarmast, founder and Director of the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM) and Adjunct Research Fellow at the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, has been awarded UNESCO’s Second Annual Cultural Heritage Rescue Prize. The award ceremony was held at the Spoleto International Festival in Italy on July 2, 2016 coordinated by Fancesco Rutelli, Chairman of the Association Priorita Cultura and of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy (Berlin), under the patronage of the Council of Europe and the support of Venice’s Superintendence for Cultural Assets.
The highly regarded annual prize recognises the courage and determination of those fighting to preserve culture as universal heritage, and was awarded to Dr Sarmast for his ‘tireless dedication ensuring the musical rights of Afghan children’, as well as his achievements in reviving and preserving Afghan music.
We offer our congratulations to Dr Sarmast on this prestigious award!
Allan Zavod Performers’ Award 2018
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