Wataniya Anniversary Dinner 2011 :: Sound Reinforcement

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 Ceremony

Maldives 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

Maldives Academic & Holidays Calendar (2010)

I’ve updated the Maldives Academic and Holidays Calendar (as a dynamic Google Calendar) for the year 2010.  For those who have been using them from 2009, you need not do anything further – it’s a continuation.  For those who wish to subscribe anew, click the appropriate link below to subscribe.

Use at your own risk and please do let me know if there are any errors or changes.

Maldives Academic Calendar (2010)

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Maldives Holidays (2010)

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Source: http://www.moe.gov.mv/v3/moe/media/581.pdf

Sound Reinforcement for Derdian

Derdian-150x150.pngDerdian, a power metal band from Milan, Italy, performed in Bandos Island Resort, on the 22nd of November 2009.  They performed for a special VIP audience at a private function.  They were accompanied by their producer / engineer.

My job was to configure and tune the system and help out their producer in FOH mixing, to cater for the requirements of the client.

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

Sound Reinforcement for V14 Summit

The V14 Summit as it was know, was held from 8th through 9th of November 2009 in Bandos Island Resort.  The show included cultural acts including school girls and boys, accompanied by a traditional drummers and accompanying artists.

The V14 or the V11 was a pre-summit arranged for a carbon neutrality pledge, in preparation for the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

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Sound Reinforcement for Oman Air Launching Ceremony

Oman Air’s launch party was held on the 28th of October 2009 in Olhuveli.  I would gladly rate this event, as the Event of the Year, in terms of performance.

The event featured a repertoire of superb artistes, who were very fitting for the occasion.  It was very refreshing to see performances of very professional artiste, who really kept the VIP audience glued to their seats.

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Sound Reinforcement for Nikita

Nikita russian band female duoNikita, performed in Bandos on the 8th of October 2009,at a private function of a visiting VIP.  The duo performed live to a playback.

The band was accompanied by their Producer and Engineer.

My job was to configure and tune up the system to the requirements of the client, who wanted the sound tune to a particular taste.

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