CHARLIE AL MAMEERI & YOUNG PABLO (AKA Wekafore Jibril)
At Art Nation 2014 – we have really Lucked out with an Artist that is multi talented, having worked with Wekafore as an established Fashion Model, we know the dedication and efforts he takes to ensure perfection in everything that he pursues. Last year we also discovered his Fashion Designing Streak; he has Already showcased at Fashion For All 2013 as a young Designer and will be showcasing his Designs at Art Nation 2014 as well a treat for all Fashion lovers. What we didn’t know was that he is also an aspiring Rap Artist. We are all looking forward to his Solo and Duo Performance with Charlie Al Mameeri – on Friday 16th of May.
Young Pablo Picasso also known as Wekafore is Dubai-based rapper/songwriter, he released his first mixtape ‘Young Picasso’ late 2013 with songs like ‘Greatness’ and ‘Hands On The Gun’. Arguably one of the best MC’s in the Dubai underground hip-hop scene with influences from Outkast, notorious BIG, john legend, common and Kanye West, Young Pablo is known for his lyrical skills and smooth songs. He will be accompanied by Charlie Al-mameeri, Dubai-based singer and member of band ‘Up-Slide’.
Loudrie Einz Margaret B. Lolarga, better known as Loudrie, is an 11-year old multi-instrumentalist playing drums, piano, guitar and ukulele. This young and multi talented performer will be performing on the 15th and the 23rd of May at the Art Nation stage.
She’s been playing the guitar since she was 7 years old, the drums and piano since she was 10, and just this year she started dabbling in ukulele.
Last year she joined the band Rock 4 Life (R4L) with Ian Tocle, Van Dimaano and Yasmina Alilidova, along with former member Kerwin Buenafe. Previously she was in two other bands, named Pyrogenox and Dragons of Demons. Both bands formed with her male classmates were ultimately disbanded due to constant inactivity. Having been approached by Ian, Van and Kerwin after a performance in Filipino Fun Fiesta, Loudrie carried on her dream by agreeing to join their band as a drummer.
YouTube channel – http://www.youtube.com/user/radcoppartner
Maayavi Dance Drama and Concept
We were ecstatic on meeting with Bhakti Harish(founder of Maayavi Dance Drama & Concept) and getting a confirmation of participating at Art Nation, this prestigious dance school has produced world class theatrical performances and just last year scored high points with critics and theatre goers when they showcased Dance of Devadasi at the Madinat. They will be performing live on Friday the 23rd of May on the Art Nation Stage.
Maayavi is a leading Dance Drama and Concepts company, it’s one of a kind dance style is a combination of Indian classical and elements of world dance styles. The contemporary approach makes it appealing mostly to the urban audience. Maayavi, is targeted towards those who love dancing as a passion, fitness, as a stress-reliever or even as a career. Maayavi’s vision, is to take Indian dance- drama to a level of International repute and Intercultural acceptance with a series of dance drama productions to be staged across various cities in the world. Our productions, Piya Bawari, Punch-a-tantra and Dance of the Devadasis, have been recognized widely and are considered to be very professional, informative and entertaining. Our founder, Ms. Bhakti Harish, a distinction holder from Nalanda Nrityakala Mahavidyalaya, India, is an accomplished exponent of Bharatnatyam. She is credited with more than a decade of work experience with the legend Ms.Hema Malini. She has won great acclaim and several rewards for her choreographic work in areas of theater, musicals and dance productions.
Twitter : twitter.com/maayaviddc (@maayaviddc)
We had the pleasure of meeting Wim Hoste a few months ago, and when he mentioned that he was a trained Opera Singer who can belt out popular tunes, we knew that we had to have him on Art Nation Stage – not only did we get him but 2 more accomplished Classical Singers – This unique TRIO will be performing on Thursday 22nd of May – don’t miss this opportunity to watch them LIVE – it’s not everyday that you get to see such a high caliber of performance.
Wim Hoste Born in Ghent Belgium was always a driven and ambitious man since his youth. He started as a top athlete and was several times champion of his age in Swimming, later during his military service was promoted to military… athlete of the year in 1986. He studied at Univeristy a master in Sports and than continued with a Mini-MBA as than he did found his passion for doing business and traveling. His dream was to be based abroad and since now almost 25 years Wim has been living in different continents Europe. Africa, Asia and Middle-East ( for 7 Years Dubai ) His passion for Music was always there, being a free-lance DJ and loved to entertain crowds for parties. The singing was just one step further and he had already a natural voice. He started to focus on it since 5 years and followed vocal lessons at an intensive and professional level. When he met his wife from South-korea during his expatriate life . For their wedding they played La Vie en Rose and Wim has been performing now this song a few times with full passion and that is were Wim s excels. In his true and unique way to express love, passion trough his vibrating vocal skills. His repertoire goes from Operatic arias, to evergreens from crooners, Jazz and Jazz with a nice Swing. Wim knows how to entertain that is for sure.
Muratti – ALCM is a tenor living in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. His repertoire includes Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern masterpieces including famous arias from Handel, Caldara, A. Scarlatti, Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, Flotow, Leoncavallo, A. Lara, Rachmaninoff, Tzchaikovsky.
He is singing not because this is his job, he is singing out of pure enthusiasm, he is singing to open his heart, he is singing to touch some souls but in the end he is singing for himself.He loves singing, he is one the TRIO performing with Wim Hoste on Thursday 22nd of May at Art Nation.
Guzel Teymoor LLCM with 15years of experience in all routine works in singing and teaching music (theatres, private concerts and recitals, solo concerts, chamber and program concerts) around Europe, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates, Guzel Teymoor is a strongly skilled soprano. She studied in Moscow conservatory and in the beginning of her career she continued her musical journey in Italy taking master-classes with Monsterrat Caballe, Mirella Freni. She is one of the TRIO performing with Wim Hoste on Thursday 22nd of May at Art Nation.
Ian Cris Tocle is been on stage since the tender age of 5years old, we have had the privalge of working with this aspiring young Singer, Dancer, Musician, Model, Actor & Cosplayer – He is incredibly talented and with an amazing family support – his Mom and Dad both have nurtured him to follow his passions – He will be performing on 16th and 23rd of May on Art Nation Stage.
A few words from Ian: “I started performing when I was 5 years old and I loved to perform on stage specially with different types of audiences. I always work hard towards improving and exploring my potentials as an Artist. Since then I have been joining some local / international Talent / Fashion Modeling / Cosplay / Theater / Pageant competitions and Most of it I have won several awards and markeda distinctive performances. I believe that making other people smile, happy and touching their hearts with my humble performances are already an achievements that any artist can be proud with. As a Solo Artist /Musical band / Dance crew groups, most of my Gigs are from Mall Shows/Live Musical Concerts /Theatre/School. As an artist I love to collaborate with other inspiring artist to be inspired and be an inspiration. “Dream high and never give-up on your dreams”.
Swayam Bhatia – One of our youngest and by far the most experienced Stage Performer is Sway, she started working with us since she was in Pram and our journey has seen her go from the Pram to the Ramp – She is a trained Fashion Model along with a talented Actor, Dancer and Performer. Sway will be on the Art Nation stage on the following dates – 16th – 22nd – 24th of May. A few words from Sway: “My name is Swayam Ranjeet Bhatia or better known as “SWAY”…I am 6 years old. The stage is my best friend and I live for each moment…. I started my first dance class when I was 2 years old. My first stage performance was at the age of 3 which included performing with Priyanka Chopra for a major concert in Dubai. I have been blessed with wonderful teachers and I continue to strive to become a disciplined young performer using the stage as my platform. I want to prove that talent has no boundaries. I have been fortunate to display my talent in many ways which include being a model with catwalk and print jobs, as an actor by performing in mini theater productions of Beauty and the Beast and Death by Fast Food, and now also as a musician where I display my talent as a young drummer. Over the past few years my experiences have included working in India, UAE, and New York. I hope with the help of my teachers and God, the sky is the limit for me. I want to continue to explore the field of art and become the Youngest Performing Arts Entrepreneur.”
ALIVE is a Dubai based rock band formed on 11-10-2012. Their main goal is to entertain people and keep the spirit of music ‘Alive’ – They will be performing LIVE on Friday 15th of May on the ART NATION Stage.
Words from the Band: “It all started with lead guitarist Jason Tarun tryin to form a band in his college.He met Sean D’rosario in college and started jamming with him during his free time. He was introduced to drummer Daniel Sequeira through a mutual friend and soon met bassist Rohit Ravishankar through facebook. Sean was their temporary band member for an event called sparks but soon joined the band as a permanent member later. Alive was now a band of 4 but still lacked something in their music. They soon met Keyboardist Keith Roche through facebook. Keith initially wanted to help the band for recording a song but was soon invited to join the Alive family.Vocalist Jacquelline was invited to join the band soon after she teamed up with them for Jashn 13 which eventually lead to the band you see today. Each member specializes in different fields of music which makes Alive very unpredictable. In the end they strive to entertain the masses and make them feel alive.”
Band website: www.facebook.com/alivemusicforever
Vishnu Panicker – Will be performing Live on the Art Nation Stage – May 15th – Opening night of Art Nation 2014 – When we received his youtube link, we were mesmerized by his soulful voice. We are happy to share his talent with the world. From his own words about his passion: “Born and raised in the UAE, my love for music was drawn earlier from classic acts like Michael Jackson and Bonny M. I clearly remember the first time my folks got me Michael Jackson’s ‘Bad’ in 1995 and I couldn’t explain what I felt over hearing it, whether it was love or passion or inspiration. But, it grew in me and over the years, it took me into unexpected turns of life. Got trained in Indian Karnatic music for close to a decade, auditioned for a few world known shows and sang with singers of different styles and versatility. At this very moment, singing isn’t just the fun element but rather proves deeper in meaning. There is a fine line between blinded stardom of today and delivering good music and I guess I’d stick to the latter. I always believe that music is the unseen tattoo of memories within us.”