NewsJuly 21, 2020

Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives Collaborates with Maldivian Artists

In line with the commitment of Mövenpick Hotels and Resorts to support and empower local communities, Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives is working with local artists to showcase and promote their talents across the world.

As part of a new global digital campaign #ALLtogether by Accor, Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives collaborates with renowned Maldivian artist, Hussain Atheek, and Detune band one of the most popular bands in Maldives.

If you are looking for a creative outlet this week, internationally exhibited Maldivian artist @atikey demonstrates how to create your own abstract work of art with this acrylic pour painting tutorial on 22nd July 2020.

Hussain Atheek is a self-taught artist who started painting at the age of 9 and now has more than 12 years of experience as an inspiring and talented artist. Atheek likes to explore and experiment with contrasting forms of art, such as digital art, portraits and concept art, using a range of media including soft pastels, acrylic, and oil color. Apart from participating in different national and international art competitions and exhibitions, Atheek has over a good decade of field experience in organizing art events, exhibitions and festivals and expertise in providing consultancy services. He operates art studios in various high end resorts in the Maldives which involves curating creative spaces that foster inspiration, organising, supporting and coordinating regular classes and workshops for guests, organising collaborative group exhibitions and arranging a resident artist on a rolling basis to conduct on-site art events.

In addition to studio management, live art sessions as well as showcasing various forms of art such as henna art, local crafts, and face painting are held at the aforementioned studios in Kandima Maldives and One&Only Reethi Rah. Workshops and live art sessions are also conducted in other resorts such as W Maldives and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu on demand.

Take a few minutes to unwind and groove to the original music of home-grown Maldivian quintet @DetuneBand , performing their new song Mee Raaje – ‘This is Maldives’. If you’ve never heard a Maldivian song, don’t miss it on 23rd July 2020

“Detune Band” A family of five , was founded in the year 2006. They perform a mixture of various genres like funk, electric, acoustics, jazz, reggae, blues, classical and Maldivian music. One of their best experiences have been performing in the ITB Fair, in Berlin and Germany in the years 2007 and 2014 representing Maldives.

“One Down”, their first album written and composed by the five members of Detune Band was released on April 5, 2014. The album consists of a complete mixture of original compositions based on real life experiences of the journey they took as a family.

Certified from the Berkley College of Music, USA, they envision themselves as constantly learning and moving forward in the music industry. Detune Band’s vision is to see the music industry in the Maldives evolving with the new generations. Introducing new talents and empowering the youth by sharing what they have learned and assisting them to step up on to the platforms. They are also keep a keen interest in introducing a unique pinch of musical enhancement in to the Maldivian culture.

Look out for amazing Maldivian talents this week in the following channels:

Movenpick Kuredhuvaru Maldives 
Facebook – facebook.com/MovenpickKuredhivaruMaldives
Instagram – @movenpickkuredhivarumaldives

Hussein Atheek
Instagram – @atikey
Facebook – facebook.com/ATK.Arts

Detune Band
Facebook – facebook.com/DetuneBand
Instagram – @detuneband
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJKxtUf6KLp2kY3CkE2FCHA