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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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Explore a Multitude of Football Camps at Siyam World This Year!

As part of its ongoing line-up of five-star experiences, Siyam World Maldives kicked off a series of unforgettable spring football camps. The resort will be featuring star players Wayne Bridge, Adrian San Miguel Castillo, Francesco Totti, and Michael Owen.

Siyam World Maldives encouraged guests to let their football skills blossom over a series of football camps. These camps will utilise the resort’s state-of-the-art sports complex and FIFA-sized soccer pitch at The World Sports Arena. Participants enjoyed world-class coaching and immersive experiences designed to enhance their football techniques and passion for the sport.

Spanish Goal-keeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo

The action-packed schedule began with Spanish goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel Castillo. He graced the sandy shores from the 19th to the 23rd of March. Adrian is a key player for Liverpool FC and the Andalusia National team. During his time at the resort, he helped younger guests understand how to deal with pressure and develop key life skills. This also included developing a performance mindset.

Football Camp Experiences with Wayne Bridge

Next on the roster was Wayne Bridge who came to Siyam World from from 22nd to 31st March. He is a renowned English left-back, who returned to Siyam World for a second time already. With his infectious energy and wealth of experience from clubs like Chelsea and Manchester City, Wayne inspired guests to “tackle” challenges head-on and score big on and off the field.

Francesco Totti Lights up Siyam World Football Camp

Following Wayne’s lead was the legendary Francesco Totti, lighting up Siyam World for a second time as well. He visited from 28th March to 4th April. Totti is known for his flair and loyalty to AS Roma. He brought a touch of Italian passion to the Maldives, teaching participants the art of precision and creativity in football. 

Once described by Maradona as “the best player he has ever seen”, the gifted World Cup winner and legendarily loyal one-club player (AS Roma) will be on hand to help holidaymakers hone their football skills and play to their full potential.

Michael Owen Graces the Shores of Siyam World

Closing out the star-studded lineup was Michael Owen. He is the youngest-ever Ballon d’Or winner, who graced Siyam World from the 1st to the 5th of April. Michael Owen is joining as part of the recently announced partnership with Football Escapes. Michael’s lightning-fast moves and goal-scoring prowess electrified the pitch, inspiring a new generation of football stars. Throughout the action-packed week, participants savoured daily football sessions led by Owen, a team of UEFA-licensed coaches, and internet sensation Eman – popularly known as SV2 from his viral YouTube skills videos.

Dressed in their personalized Rascal training kits, young players aged from five to 15 seized the perfect opportunity to refine all aspects of their game, from tactics to technical skills. To add to the holiday experience, families enjoyed a memorable parents’ match, providing moms and dads with a chance to showcase their skills on the pitch.

Collaboration with Football Escapes – Rip Ferdinand

Later this year, and in collaboration with Football Escapes, Rio Ferdinand will also be hosting a football camp from 28 October to 1 November. He is one of the most decorated English footballers of all time. Ferdinand is famous for being one of the world’s best defenders. He will be bringing the skills he learned whilst playing for West Ham, Manchester United and Leeds United plus the England national team. 

At Siyam World, we are undoubtedly a paradise for sports enthusiasts, offering exceptional facilities for both water and land sports. My passion for football, which began in childhood collection jerseys of football legends, is embodied in our FIFTA- regulation football field. We host many football aficionados, including owners of prized jerseys and past champions who still share a deep love for the game. Siyam World is where sportsmanship thrives, providing an unparalleled destination for active trave;ers, says Ausy Waseem – Resort Manager at Siyam World.

The incredible resort has had the pleasure of hosting several other esteemed football legends. Italian champion Nicola Ventola graced the resort in January. Additionally, Bobo Vieri and Marco Materazzi also showcased their skills on the pitch. Joining them were players like Juan Sebastián Verón, Esteban Cambiasso, Roberto Pires, Eric Abidal, Carlos Puyol, and Jay Jay Okocha.

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