'Kula Kula' Festival of Colors Comes to Oaga Art Resort, Maldives this March 2023

PUBLISHED March 07, 2023 | updated March 07, 2023 07:20

This March, Kula Kula festival will be held at Oaga Art Resort, Maldives, taking inspiration from the Hindu festival of Holi and the Brazilian Rio Carnival, both being renown for the celebration of music, dance, and color that brings people together from all over the world.

The 3-day festival is to be held from March 7-9, 2023. One of the main highlights of the event is a collaborative live mural painting for the first time in Maldives, by American artist Daev Momo and Maldivian street artist Ahmed Sobah aka Toxicrew. Momo began his experimental outdoor work in the late 90s and some notable mural commissions include those from Facebook, Pepsi, the NFL and the World Trade Centre. Sobah is a multi-disciplinary street artist whose graffiti is depicted in all bathrooms of Oaga Art Resort and the arrival hall at Raa Baa.

During this festival, the Canadian beverage art consultant Tao Zrafi will also be hosting themed cocktail apprentice sessions. Tao is most famous for being a finalist in Drink Masters Season 1 on Netflix, and is a world traveler combining two things he lives for - cocktails and traveling. The cocktail menu he creates during this time will be available at Oaga Art Resort even after the festival.

In addition to this there will be musical performances by traditional ‘boduberu’ group Harubee, as well as the local band Affan & The King Coconuts. The resort will also be hosting pop-up stalls by different local artists, belly dancing, fire performances, throwing of festive colours at the beach, henna art and mandala making.

The finale’ event will be the Raa Baa Beats pool party on the eve of 9th March, featuring local powerhouse artists Zara & Mahran followed by DJ Baapu, with a special live art performance by local mural artist Hassan Najih aka Iamarthling hosted by the resort’s very own Suvāsthi Retail & Art Gallery.

Visitors can expect a vibrant atmosphere with an eclectic mix of music, dance, and costumes providing a blend of cultures. Additionally, there will be food and drink stalls, offering a fusion taste of tropical cuisines and refreshing drinks, perfect for the sunny weather of the Maldives.

The festival promises to be an unforgettable experience for everyone who attends. The resort, which is located on one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Maldives featuring stunning beaches, offers a range of accommodation from Haruge Beach Villa to Veyoge Garden Villa to ensure a comfortable stay for all participants.

"We encourage all those who love music, dance, and culture to join this exciting event. Don't miss your chance to experience the energy and passion of the Kula Kula Festival in the Maldives."

For Maldives lovers searching for an all-inclusive holiday, Oaga Art Resort’s Greatest All-Inclusive plan re-defines the limits of what All-Inclusive is all about; with inclusions such as Creative Expression (art) classes, Take Notes (music) experiences, Thashibari In-Villa Dining to floating meal, choices of excursions, motorized watersports and many more. Guests looking to book the resort can enjoy great discounts for bookings made through the resort's website, www.oagaresorts.com.

Situated in North Malé Atoll, Oaga Art Resort is 45 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport. A small island with 60 villas with beach and over water options, 4 dining venues and a spa inspired by Maldivian traditional healing practices, Oaga Art Resort’s artistic and creative spaces offer an immersive experience curated by local and visiting artists, and craftsmen from the Maldives.


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