Medini, Iskandar Puteri, JOHOR, August 22 – A uniquely curated event with something for every taste, Medini Live! 2016 is back and set to be an experience to remember for both the young and young-at-heart! Taking place in the thriving new township of Medini in Iskandar Puteri, the event will be held at the Mall of Medini on August 27 and 28, 2016. It will feature an eclectic mix of entertaining performances as well as educational workshops, an artisan & community bazaar, with a total of more than 50 acts and activities over the two-day period.
Presented by Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd (MIM), Medini Live! brings together a specially curated series of activities based on four segments, namely film, arts, music, and community. MIM is committed in supporting creative endeavours as this is also aligned with one of its promoted sectors, namely the creative sector. To organize this annual event in a new urban township like Medini will bring vibrancy to the development, where this event showcases local talents in a multicultural fusion of traditional and modern elements.
Fans will not want to miss thrilling performances by internationally-renowned artists including international hip hop extraordinaire Joe Flizzow, versatile and dynamic R&B trombonist Q Sound, world-class homegrown beatboxer Shazet, and the international award-winning Malaysian team drumline, Batteryheadz. Popular jazz, soul and pop performers and musicians such as Sean Ghazi, Ida Mariana, Najwa Mahiaddin, Mafarikha, Az Samad, Kirsten and Kevin Theseira, Liza Hanim, Ronnie Hussein as well as YouTube sensation Eb Duet will also be at Medini Live! An exclusive drumline battle between invited schools and colleges will also be held.
Besides music, visitors interested in the arts should check out the various exhibitions and workshops, offering plenty for kids to do such as a pop-up book workshop, a unique new library concept exhibition by SK Medini, sand art, giant bubbles, not to mention the chance to learn and play traditional games such as congkak and batu seremban. As part of the ‘Merdeka & Malaysia Day’ celebration, a special doodle wall will be on display featuring drawings by Johor doodle artists, complete with a session on doodling for the public. At this free-entry event, members of the public can also expect to see a few social enterprise projects on display, including food trucks to satisfy cravings as well as artisan and community bazaars.
Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Medini Iskandar Malaysia Sdn Bhd, said, “Our inaugural Medini Live! in 2015 received a very positive response and we are delighted to bring it back for the second year running. This is a great avenue for everyone from Johor, other parts of Malaysia, and even from across the causeway to experience a fun, vibrant edutainment event that gives fans the chance to meet artists while providing an opportunity for other emerging talents to showcase their creativity.”
He added, “At its heart, Medini Live! is an inclusive creative space that aims to bring diverse communities together while establishing Medini as a destination of choice. This is also well aligned with our aim to support and increase appreciation for local talents and the local arts scene. Medini Live! carries a sentimental value for me and I hope that in years to come it will continue to grow into a regional festival where we will be able to expand to include other creative elements from around the region. It is our aspiration for Medini Live! to become a platform for people to gather, connect, and to bond over a shared passion and desire for creativity. This gives personality, character, and identity to Medini as the Central Business District of Iskandar Puteri.”
Datuk Khairil concluded, “We are grateful to our sponsors CI Medini, E&O, venue sponsor Mall of Medini, and our key stakeholders and partners who have been very supportive of our initiative including the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA), Johor Tourism, Majlis Perbandaran Johor Bahru Tengah (MPJBT), and the official radio station for Medini Live! BestFM.”
Medini Live! is a free-entry event. For more information, visit www.medinilive.com, the official Medini Live! Facebook page at www.facebook.com/medinilive or follow Medini Live! on Instagram at www.instagram.com/medinilive to learn more.