September 26, 2011 at 2:00 pm
This year’s Music, Art, Style, International Festival (MASiF) 2011 was recently held at KLCC from the 15th till 17th September 2011. This three day festival which encompasses the various categories of arts was held in various locations within KLCC. The festival started with a glitzy launch that is perhaps better suited to be described through photographs.
This year, visitors had a pleasant surprise when they were serenaded by big names in the music industry like Jamal Abdillah, Misha Omar, Ella, Adibah Noor as well as upcoming stars like Narmi and Fauziah Gambus. Independent bands and artists like Happy Siblings, Friday King Road, Amiral Ali were also present to entertain the crowd.
The launch kicked off with a welcome address by the President of MASiF, Ir. Adam Salim followed by a speech by the Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Dato’ Razali Haji Ibrahim.
Veteran designer Radzuwan Radziwill showcased his latest collection alongside the performance of another veteran singer, Jamal Abdillah. He entertained us with some of his hits including ‘Kekasih Awal dan Akhir’ and ‘Gadis Melayu’.
The next artist to perform for the invited guests was Narmi. His cheery and uplifting song complemented the models who paraded Calvin Thoo’s colourful dresses.
The crowd went wild when the next artist appeared on the stage. Known as Malaysia’s very own rock queen, Ella belted out her classic hits much to the delight of the crowd.
Guests were then introduced to a new form of art known as feng shui art by Master Lim, who created a masterpiece in just minutes during Ella’s performance.
After one ‘performance’ by Master Lim, our beautiful models came out next wearing elegant and traditional designs by Wan Pa duo, Rosix Omar and Ridzuan Ismail alongside Malaysia’s own upcoming artist, Fauziah Gambus’ music.
MASiF 2011 saw an exhibition entitled ‘Fusion of Passion’, which is currently being exhibited at the Galeri Petronas. This exhibition celebrates the meaning of fine art in Malaysia by bringing different artworks from different artists not only using different medium, methods and disciplines but also different levels of talent, from established to emerging artists as well. I found some of the following exhibits very engaging and mind boggling at the same time.
This is indeed a ‘MASiF’ event as it had so much to offer to everyone. Be sure to check out my next piece to see what transpired on the last day of the festival.