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Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives Collaborates with Maldivian Artists

Movenpick all together talent from Maldives. Atheek as artist and Dtune as a music band.
Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives is working with local artists to showcase and promote their talents across the world.

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 the 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.

Feature image by Mövenpick Resort Kuredhivaru
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  • Beach clean-up: Removing plastic waste and other debris to protect marine life.
  • Tree planting: Contributing to the resort’s efforts to create a greener environment and offset carbon emissions.
  • Sustainable dining: Restaurants showcased a special menu. Locally sourced, sustainable ingredients were featured.
  • Conservation awareness: Educational sessions and activities were hosted to raise awareness about environmental conservation.

These initiatives carried out by Dusit Thani Maldives are a part of the resort’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices. Dusit Thani Maldives has been setting an example for the hospitality industry. Not only has the resort taken measures to reduce waste, but they actively work towards conserving energy and protecting the environment as well. So far, Dusit Thani Maldives has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact and contribute to the well-being of the local ecosystem.

The measures include:
  • Energy efficiency: Dusit Thani Maldives has invested in energy-efficient systems and technologies.
  • Water conservation: Employing advanced water management strategies to minimize water consumption.
  • Marine conservation: Dusit Thani actively participates in marine conservation efforts including coral propagation programs in addition to regular reef clean-ups.
  • Community engagement: The resort also collaborates with local communities on education and sustainability projects.
  • Waste management: Dusit Thani Maldives also emphasises waste reduction, recycling, and responsible waste disposal practices.
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