5th Marketplace of Creative Arts



The Marketplace of Creative Arts is the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) Foundation’s arts festival. WIEF recognizes the power of the creative and cultural sectors of our global economy and the role that art, culture, and creativity play in the lives of young people and as a means for economic empowerment and social enterprise across the globe. The Marketplace of Creative Arts, as a truly international festival, brings together artists and audiences from around the globe as it travels from city to city for each edition. The Marketplace presents artists in a variety of disciplines and genres and besides the highlighted performances includes workshops, master classes, dialogue sessions, networking opportunities, film screening, visual art displays, interactive installations, and artistic collaboration.
The 5th Marketplace of Creative Arts: “Reviving Traditions”, will be held in conjunction with the 8th WIEF in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. This year’s theme, “Reviving Traditions”, is a nod to the deep cultural traditions of the Malaysian state of Johor as well as the broad variety of artists we have that are either keeping traditions alive through their art or trailblazing in new genres while staying true to the foundation laid by those before them.
The Marketplace will present over 30 creative artists from 17 countries in various disciplines and genres including traditional and world music, independent film, calligraphy, hip hop and spoken word, contemporary dance, and more. More details of the performances, workshops, master classes, films, dialogue sessions, and installation can be found in the program below.  

The 5th Marketplace of Creative Arts is FREE and open to the public. 
Venue: Puteri Pacific Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

(Next door to the the Persada Johor International Convention Centre)

Please fill out registration fields completely to submit your registration. Once your information has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
December 5th
12.00 pm – 6.00 pm The Film Room: International Short Film Screenings*
12.00 pm – 6.00 pm The Gallery: Visual Art Displayed by Datuk LatHaji Noor Deen, Rina Shukor, Imad, Cufica, and Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic
2.00 pm – 3.15 pm Workshop
Intro to Music:
Understanding Rhythm

Brahim Fribagane
Intro to Singing:
Knowing Your Voice

Al Sarah & Fakhrul Razi
Intro to Visual Art:
Aesthetic Observation

Fauzi Yusoff
3.15 pm – 4.30 pm Workshop
Intro to Making Music:
Understanding Melody

Nisa Addina
Intro to Dance: Hip Hop Basics

Abdul Abdanger
Intro to Poetry:
The Spoken Word

Shinji Moriwaki & Alia Gabres
4.30pm – 5.30pm Dialogue Session
Branding and Integrity in the Arts

Amir Sulaiman, Melissa Melodee, and Zam (Urban Village)
Moderator: Janice Bond
5.30 pm – 6.00 pm The DreamCube by Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic
The central interactive installation at the Marketplace, the DreamCube, transforms into a special performance and live art area.
6.00 pm – 7.00 pm CULTURAL FLAVORS
Performance Showcase 1

- Traditional Japanese Dance and Music Group
- I Nyoman Sura, Dancer, Indonesia
- Al Sarah, Singer, Sudan and Brahim Fribgane, Oud/Percussion, Morocco
- Nighat Chaodhry, Kathak Dance, Pakistan and Riaz Rafail, Tabla, Pakistan
- Johor Traditional Group
7.00 pm – 7.30 pm Prayer Break
7.30 pm – 9.00 pm CULTURAL FLAVORS
Performance Showcase 2

- Melissa Melodee, Singer, UK
- Nisa Addina, Violin, Malaysia and Shinji Moriwaki, Spoken Word, Japan
- Abdul Abdanger, Dance, Uganda
- Fakhrul Razi, Singer, Brunei and Azren Azimuddin, Guitar, Malaysia
- Amir Sulaiman, Spoken Word, USA
- Joe Flizzow and Altimet, Hip-hop artists, Malaysia
9.00 pm – 10.00 pm SOUND + MOTION
Performance Showcase 3

Special collaborations between Marketplace vocalists, musicians, visual artists, and dancers
Bangladeshi Ghazal and Dance Troupe
- Nisa Addina + Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic
- I Nyoman Sura
- Azren Azimuddin + Nighat Chaodhry
- Altimet + Melissa Melodee + Abdul Abdanger + Brahim Fribgane
December 6th
12.00 pm – 2.00 pm The Film Room: International Short Film Screenings*
2.00pm - 2.30pm Intimate Conversation with Datuk Lat
A chance to hear from Malaysia's legendary cartoonist
2.30 pm – 4.30 pm Masterclass
Arabic and Chinese Calligraphy

- Haji Noor Deen
South Asian Kathak Dance 

- Nighat Chaodhry
Making Documentaries for a Global Audience

Lara Ariffin
Arabic Calligraphy
- Imad
4.30pm – 6.00pm Filmmakers Show Reel
Short Films followed by Q&A's with the Directors
- Touch
and Kitsu-ne by Linh Duong
- Seeya in Elektrik Dreamz by Nelson Yeo
- Pasport Ekspres by Rewan Ishak

The Sunset Show and The Record by JAFTV
No OK by Alghorie
6.00 pm – 7.00 pm SOUL SPIRITUAL
Performance Showcase 4

- Imad, Singer/Calligrapher, Lebanon
- Nisa Addina, Violin, Malaysia and Shinji Moriwaki, Spoken Word, Japan
- Fakhrul Razi, Singer, Brunei
- Amir Sulaiman, Spoken Word, USA
- Nighat Chaodhry, Khatak Dance, Pakistan and Riaz Rafail, Tabla, Pakistan
- Brahim Fribgane, Oud/Percussion, Morocco and Al Sarah, Singer, Sudan
7.00 pm – 7.30 pm Prayer Break
7.30pm - 8.30pm Reviving Traditions
Performance Showcase 5

Jes Ebrahim, Student Showcase Winner, Malaysia
Imad, Singer/Calligrapher, Lebanon
- MADZ, Student Showcase Winners, UiTM, Malaysia
- Altimet, Hip Hop Artist, Malaysia
- Wani Ardy and the Guitar Polygamy, FITA, UiTM, Malayisa
- (Surprise Performance)
9.00pm - 11.00pm Fusion Showdown
Performance Showcase 6
Special Venue: Level 1 Hall, Persada Convention Centre 

All of the Marketplace artists collaborate for an unforgettable performance showcase!

The Organisers reserve the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the Conference. © Copyright World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) 2012. All rights reserved.

More Happenings at the Marketplace of Creative Arts 

The Gallery
A space for visual art in various mediums from some of our featured artists including Datuk LatHaji Noor DeenRina ShukorImadCufica, and Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic

The Dream Cube
An interactive installation by Mohammed Ali aka Aerosol Arabic

The Film Room
A comfortable room with continuous screenings of international short films*

The Foyer
A hub of activity with art, crafts, demonstrations, food and workshops

The Dome
An exhibition located within the Persada Johor International Convention Centre with visual art and special performances

The Bridge
A special venue for a surprise performance each day

*Full schedule will be posted outside The Film Room

5th Marketplace of Creative Arts Layout - Puteri Pacific Hotel

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