Charukeys festival concludes in Male’


Photo by Ismail Laish (instagram: ilaish)

Art and performance festival Charukeys took place in the capital Male’ city’s Social Center Thursday to Saturday, from September 15 to 17 .

The event, described as “an art movement: an effort to provide local creatives with a platform to network with each other and showcase their work” is it’s second edition. The event showcased creatives, from visual arts to musicians, and was targeted towards youth in the Maldives.

The event was held from 16:00hrs to 00:00hrs. Aside from the stage area for music, poetry, and dance, there was a stall area for creatives to showcase and sell their artworks, as well as food vendors. The event also included guest speakers that are prominent in their field.

The event was a success, with many members of the public joining the festivities. Kids, parents, and youth all engaged in the celebration of creativity, where many different talents got to showcase their work.

Artist Kareen Adam at Charukeys. Photo: Ismail Laish (instagram: @ilaish)


The creative studio behind the event is Artefficio x OTO. The main sponsor was Ooredoo.