Celebrating Medini with musical fiesta & entertainment extravaganza!
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-hearts! 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 & 28, 2016. It will feature an eclectic mix of entertaining performances, educational workshops, as well as an artisan & community bazaar, with a total of more than 50 acts and activities over the two-day period. Presented by Medini Iskandar Malaysia (MIM), Medini Live! brings together a specially-organized series of activities based on four segments, namely film, arts, music and community. MIM is committed to support creative endeavours, as this is also aligned with one of its promoted sectors, notably the creative sector. To showcase this annual event in a new urban township like Medini will bring added vibrancy to the development, whereby this event exhibits local talents in a multicultural fusion of traditional and contemporary elements.
Fans will not want to miss thrilling performances by internationally-renowned artists including Malaysian hip-hop extraordinaire Joe Flizzow, the versatile and dynamic R&B trombonist Q Sound, world-class homegrown beatboxer maestro Shazet, and the award-winning national drumline team, Batteryheadz. Popular jazz, soul & pop performers and musicians such as Sean Ghazi, Ida Mariana, Najwa Mahiaddin, Mafarikha, Az Samad, Kirsten & Kevin Theseira, Liza Hanim, Ronnie Hussein, as well as YouTube sensation Eb Duet will also be featured at Medini Live! An exclusive drumline battle between schools and colleges is also in stored.
In addition to live music and artiste performances, visitors who are enthralled by the arts should check out the various exhibitions and workshops which offer plenty of fun-filled activities 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 & play traditional village 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. During this free-entry event, members of the public can also expect to witness social enterprise projects on display, including food trucks to satisfy culinary cravings, as well as artisan and community bazaars.
“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. 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. 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.” – Datuk Ir. Khairil Anwar Ahmad, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Medini Iskandar Malaysia.
Medini Live! is a free-entry event for all. For additional information, kindly 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 about this creative extravaganza!