On Tuesday, September 27, 2022, the Aga Khan Museum proudly presented the Lapis Ball & Digital Benefit: The Art of Transformation.
A celebration of how the Museum harnesses the power of art to broaden perspectives, foster connections, and change lives, the event was enjoyed by more than 250 guests at the Aga Khan Museum, and thousands more online from around the world.
Through the generous support of our sponsors and donors, the Museum raised over $1.1 million, making this our most successful event ever. Donations can still be made in support of the Lapis Ball & Digital Benefit and the Aga Khan Museum until Tuesday, October 11, 2022. Thank you for your generosity!
These funds support the Museum’s ability to continue to adapt to our ever-changing world and create unique and meaningful experiences for our community to connect with art and one another.
Zeshan B combines a classic soul sound with music and lyrics that pay tribute to his South Asian roots. Born in Chicago, his musical roots stemmed from Indo-Pakistani music to gospel music and R&B. He studied opera in college and is trained to sing qawwali, an ancient Sufi devotional music, as well as ghazal, a south Asian poetic form that often refracts romantic love through the lens of Islamic mysticism.
His breakout album, Vetted, was released in 2017, peaking at #1 on the iTunes’ World Music chart. He made his American TV debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing his hit single Cryin' in the Streets, which has garnered praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and the Chicago Tribune.
In May 2020 he released his second album, Melismatic. He has made appearances at the Lincoln Center, Bonnaroo, Electric Forest Festival, House of Blues, Kennedy Center, the Blue Note, Riverside Church and the Canadian National Exhibition.
This event would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. We are incredibly grateful for their generosity.
Global sponsorship opportunities are available. If you are interested in sponsoring the Lapis Ball and Digital Benefit,
please contact us at [email protected]
We extend our heartfelt appreciation and thanks to the Lapis Ball and Digital Benefit Committee who have guided the development of this year’s event.
Nasir Noormohamed (Chair)
Zahra Karimi Janmohamed