‘Night of Poesy season 2’ unites diversity through Arts

By Oryza Natasari

GOMBAK, 9 November 2019: An art literary event entitled “Night of Poesy Season 2” held in Seminar Room, Human Sciences building featuring poems, spoken words and songs, received positive response that attracted some 87 attendees.

The event was held on Thursday (6 November) from 8.00 p.m. to 10.20 p.m. One of Night of Poesy Season 2 committee members, Nur Kamilia, said, “This event is different from season 1 where in season 1, the participants performed only in English and Bahasa Melayu”.

The season 2 succeeded in inviting 11 performers, three participants were IIUM international students. All participants performed in various languages not only Bahasa Melayu and English but included Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, and Bahasa Indonesia. This small event became a cultural connector between the local and international students.

An Indonesian group performer of Sanggar Chatulistiwa, Rachmat Arriz Saputra said, “This event is really good using the idea of bringing more cultural diversity. Chinese, Japanese, Indonesians, Malaysians, and others sat together and enjoyed the art as to how it should be enjoyed. People said art is universal and all people can unite together by showing their own culture.”

Group Performance on Night of Poesy

At the end of the event, the programme manager, Riezman Harris, appreciated all participants by giving them the token of awards. This event was one of the agenda of IIUM Literary, Theatre and Short Film Festival (IIUM LITSFEST), organised by English Literature and Languages (ELITS).***

A solo performance on Night of Poesy
The Programme Manager giving a token of appreciation

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