MOCAfest - Translations
‘Translations’, an event presented by MOCAfest and curated by the WIEF Young Leaders Network (WYN) was held on 23rd
June in Kuala Lumpur, to explore the significance of classical poetry from the Muslim world in its original context as well as its modern relevance. The event featured poetry of Mevlana Jalaladdin Rumi as presented by Dr. Walid Faris and re-interpreted by guest artists: Jamal Raslan – Spoken Word, Zuklifi Ramli – Oud/Gambus, Joel Cerdor - Shurangiz, Kalpana Paranjothy - Sitar & Muadz – Singer.
Following the poetry and artistic renditions and 'translations', MC for the evening, Asad Jafri led the group and attendees in a community dialogue session around the modern and universal relevance of the poetry. 'Translations' is part of the Cooler Lumpur Word festival.