Lapis Ball & Digital Benefit: The Art of Transformation
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Lapis Ball and Digital Benefit 2022

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.

Join us for the Lapis Ball & Digital Benefit: The Art of Transformation, as we delve into the sights, sounds and stories that bring the Aga Khan Museum’s vision to connect cultures through the arts to life. The digital program will feature remarks by Prince Amyn Aga Khan, soulful musical performances, and Inspiring conversations.
Zeshan B

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

Title Sponsor

Anwar & Nasreen Aman

Steel Canada Resources Limited

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  • Rasheed Dhuka & Nooruddin Khawja Families
  • Ray & Jan Gupta & Iqbal Sadrudin G. Moledina
  • Amir, Parveen, Arman & Muneera Rupani
  • The Hilary and Galen Weston Foundation
  • The Manji Family & Barney River


  • Mr. & Mrs. Ramzan Arab & Family
  • CIBC
  • Drug Intelligence
  • Elite Restaurant & Catering Sugar Land, Texas
  • Dr. Naznin & Mahmood Khimji
  • Janmohamed Nagji Jinah Family
  • Moez & Sultana Mangalji & Family
  • Azra & Siraj Narsi
  • Pioneer Mutual Federal Credit Union
  • "Scroll karo Shop karo"
  • Texas Jasmine Houston, USA
  • TD Bank Group


  • BMO Bank of Montreal
  • Green Shield Canada
  • Aziz & Nisha Panjwani & Family
  • Scotiabank


  • Sadiq Ali
  • Aliya's Foods Limited
  • Amin & Noor Allidina
  • Bri-Mor Development
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Calgary, Alberta
  • Akber & Rozina Dewji & Family
  • Bashir and Farida Dhanani
  • Family Braces
  • Gas Express LLC.
  • Rafia & Akbar Heerji
  • Altaf and Manisha Hemdani
  • Houston YP Hospitality Management
  • HSBC Bank Canada
  • Almas and Nasrullah Kanani
  • Amin Khimji - Shirin Group
  • Tom Lentz
  • Khati and Amin Nathoo
  • National Bank Financial - Wealth Management
  • Karim & Shamim Pirani & Family
  • Shiraz and Yasmin Shariff & Family
  • Spirit of Math Schools Inc.
  • Valani Global Ltd.
  • Minhas & Farzana Vellani
  • Wireless DNA Inc.
  • Anonymous


  • Ramzan & Rozmin Ali, Sugar Land, TX
  • Karim and Yasmin Ali, Houston, TX
  • Ahmed Ali & Yasmin Momin, Houston, TX
  • Dr. Fatima Dhalla
  • Naaz and Nasir Jaffer
  • Muradalli Hassim Manjee Keshavjee Family
  • Faisal and Sumaira Maknojia
  • Minaz & Rahim Maknojia & Family
  • Riyaz Maknojia – Galaxy Payment Systems, USA
  • Piyar Qassim Ali Maradiya & Family, USA
  • Esmail, Mina, Karim & Laura Merani
  • Modisoft – Sohail Modi & Meenaz Modi, USA
  • Mehdi and Zarina Mohamed, Sugar Land, TX
  • Zulfikar Momin & Zohra Zulfikar Momin, USA
  • Shamim and Riyaz P.T., Houston, TX
  • Jahanzaib and Anam Sunesra, Sugar Land, TX
  • Taji Family – Tajddin & Zarina Momin, USA

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)
Naushad Jinah
Zahra Karimi Janmohamed
Rumi Keshavjee


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