Mad Koffee itself started its journey two years back as a blog. Each year they host a show to bring together artists working on various creative aspects. This year the show came back as The Mad Koffee Show 2.0. The show has become a platform where tech, storytelling, art and creativity comes together. The two-day show, was held on the 17th and 18th December. The Daily Star, Radio Shadhin, Webable and Keyframe were event partners of The Mad Koffee Show 2.0.
The show was hosted by popular magician and comedian, Max Mystel and an aspiring Pulitzer Prize Winner, Bushra Rubaiya Zerin. It took place at Moar and drew in a young and excited crowd. Moreover art works by Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy, Alia Kamal, Manik and Ratan, Humairah Shams and Md. Ata Islam Khan Mojlish were exhibited on both days.
Day 1, 17th December, had the theme of tech and storytelling. Shehzad Chowdhury, the founder of Latitude Longitude 6, was the first speaker of the evening. Following him, Riyadh Al Nur provided useful tips and tricks on how to secure personal information online. Third speaker of the night was stand-up comedian Yamin Khan, who got the audience roaring with laughter, the next speaker –a writer and poet, Samira Sadeque. The audience loved her captivating spoken-word poetry. The amazing musicians performing on the first day were Priyanka Chowdhury, Rakat Zami of Embers In Snow, and The Aloonies.
Day 2, 18th December, was mainly about creativity and aspiration. Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy was the first speaker. He is a cartoonist at heart and profession both. He shared insights on what it is like to be a cartoonist professionally, and what sort of questions he has to face every now and then. The next speaker for the day was Md. Ata Islam Khan Mojlish, he talked about his show cased artworks and the process and experience which went behind their making. Later on the founders of Mad Koffee, Monoshita Ayruani and Amiya Atahar, took the stage to share with the audience how it all began. Founder of projekt.co, Waiz Rahim, went on stage right afterwards and talked about the importance of crowd-sourcing platforms in Bangladesh. Ayman Sadiq, founder of The 10 Minute School talked about ‘PowerPoint’ the best sidekick for a student and working professional. Salman Muqtadir took the stage and unraveled stories from his own personal life experiences as a YouTube star, emphasizing the importance of productive actions.
The talks were followed by live music performance by Samir Obaid! He is a songwriter and is currently working in Radio Foorti at Music Research and Development. The final performer of the night was Farzana Wahid Shayan, who made sure that the ending the show was as great as the starting!