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MOCAfest (Marketplace of Creative Arts) is the WIEF Foundation’s arts and culture festival. It is an initiative to recognise the potential of the creative industries and the role that it can play in the lives of millions of people across the globe in terms of economic empowerment and social enterprise.

MOCAfest is an international arts festival that gives a platform for both established and emerging talents worldwide to display, collaborate and exchange their works on an international stage. MOCAfest is not merely a performance festival. More than that, it consists of dialogues, networking session, masterclasses, workshops, entrepreneurial trainings, film screenings, visual art exhibitions and artistic collaborations. MOCAfest seeks to synthesize the creative and business world so that they can learn from one another. MOCAfest is home to all kinds of arts; from music, film, visual arts, literature, poetry, dance and many more.

This 2016, the 12th World Islamic Economic forum presents MOCAfest signature showcase, MOCAfest SOUNDSCAPE CONCERT, an evening performance of cross-disciplinary, multi-media, artist collaboration and impromptu, fusion works.  It is a live dialogue of cross-cultural exchange amongst Indonesian creative talents from poetry, music, multi-media, dance, & martial arts.


MOCAfest Soundscape Concert will feature MOCA Translations and a live, fusion collaboration amongst rising and established artists from Indonesia.

What is MOCA Translations?

An in-depth look at a classical work of Muslim scholars in the medieval period, and its significance for the modern day world through creative expressions.  Experience the interplay between literature and the arts, during which a reading of a classical text will be followed by artistic responses of various traditional instruments from the Muslim and non-Muslim World.


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