Wataniya Anniversary Dinner 2011 :: Sound Reinforcement

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Wataniya Anniversary Dinner 2011

The Wataniya (Maldives) Anniversary Dinner was held on 6th March 2011. The dinner was in an “ice” themed hall, that featured an awards ceremony, debut of Rhythm In Peace (RIP) – a vocal duo, a DJ, Haisham’s trio, video messages and presentations.

I should note here that RIP was unheard of, prior to this event.  However, they performed quite well, considering it was their debut performance.  They performed their original tracks to well choreographed dance routines, and their vocals were live.  Bravo! for a good start.

Live / Tour Sound Company: Island Music, Maldives.
Team: Ammi, Hambe, Kudoo, Mahin and I

Maldives Beach Games – Logo Launching Ceremony :: Sound Reinforcement

Maldives Beach Games Logo Launching CeremonyMaldives Beach Games – Logo Launching Ceremony, was held on 10th February 2011 in Kulhivaru Ekuveni at 2100. The Chief Guest of the ceremony was Hon. Sanath Jayasuriya who was accompanied by the Vice President of Maldives H. E. Dr. Mohammed Waheed Hassan and Human Resources, Youth & Sports Minister Hon. Hassan Latheef.

The Chief Guest and VIPs were escorted into the venue by Dhammaau bodu-beru troop afterwhich, speeches were given by the Olympic Committee President Mr. Ibrahim Imsail Ali, Hon. Hassan Latheef and a few words by Hon. Sanath Jayasurira. The official launching was symbolized when Longey was lowered onto the stage and blew into a Sangu (Conch Shell), which is a traditional call for attention. Continue reading “Maldives Beach Games – Logo Launching Ceremony :: Sound Reinforcement”

Maldives Calendar (2011 update): Holidays, Academic, Awareness Days & Special Days

Here is the Maldives Holidays Calendar updated for 2011. I am also introducing a new calendar for Awareness & Special Days.

As for the Academic Calendar, I will update and post it here once I have some reliable information. Academic Calendar has also been updated for 2011.

Use at own risk. Please read Known Issues before using.

Please leave a comment with some feedback, especially if there are any errors that need to be fixed.

Have a productive 2011!

Maldives Holidays (2011 Update)

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Maldives Awareness Days & Special Days (2011 Update)

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Source: Calendar 2011 (Novelty Printers & Publishers)

Maldives Academic Calendar (2011 Update)

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Source: Academic Calendar (Ministry of Education), as of 22nd December 2011

Update Log

  • 22nd December 2010: Updated Academic Calendar for 2011
  • 23rd December 2010: Fixed bad links in Maldives Holidays Calendar. Thanks to Yasir for spotting.28th April 2011:
  • Added May Day as a public holiday.
  • Fishermen’s Day has been moved from 10th December to 16th October, annually: http://sun.mv/9622.  Tks to @kudanai for notifying the change.

Known Issues

  • Eid-ul-Fithr and associate holidays, date conflict:
    • Novelty Calendar: 30th August 2011
    • MOE Calendar: 31st August 2011
  • End of Academic Year / End of Term 2:
    • Novelty Calendar: 10th November 2011
    • MOE Calendar: 17th November 2011

Marcia Barrett of Boney M :: Sound Reinforcement

Marcia Barrett performing in Dharubaaruge, Maldives.
Marcia Barrett performing in Dharubaaruge, Maldives.

Marcia Barrett (of Boney M) performed in Male’, Maldives on the 26th of April 2010, accompanied by two back-up vocalists, dancers and a percussionist.  The performance was held at Dharubaaruge.

An enthusiastic and lively audience of about 700 pax sang along and cheered for Boney M classics.

The event was hosted by the Government of Maldives after a failed attempt by a private company to hold Mega International Music Fiesta, which was planned for 14th April 2010.

Unoosha (with Barchie, Umar and a DJ) headlined for Marcia.

Live / Tour Sound Company: Island Music, Maldives.
Team: Hambe, Kudoo, Mahin, Sharuwan, Unaish and I

Dynamics Explained: Instrument Context

The application of dynamics may well be the most misunderstood and therefore neglected aspect of a performance, especially here in the Maldives.

This article was inspired by a comment from Faya. Hence, this is the first part of a series of tutorials, in my attempt to explain dynamics in the contexts of:

  • Instrument Context (individual dynamics)
  • Band Context
  • Sound Context

And finally, how the three contexts are inter-related. Continue reading “Dynamics Explained: Instrument Context”