Ismaya 15 Festival Celebrated Ismaya's Innovative Journey / by irvan wahyudi

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ISMAYA Group’s 15th anniversary reached its climax at the ISMAYA 15 festival last night at Istora Senayan. Aside from star-studded musical performances, ISMAYA 15 also highlighted the company’s achievement-filled journey since it was established in 2003.

Kunto Aji kicked off ISMAYA 15 at 6 PM sharp followed by a special performance from Inspire Artistry All Stars comprising of DJ w.W, Fun On A Weekend, Patricia Schuldtz feat. Bams & Adrian Khalif.

All eyes on Barasuara’s energetic performance with special guest star Hasna Mufidah who translated the song “Tirai Cahaya” to sign language. The song is taken off of the band’s upcoming new album “Pikiran dan Perjalanan” set to be released under Ismaya’s record label, Darlin’ Records.

A special ISMAYA 15 moment lit up the stage as Bam Mastro, Ramengvrl and The Marching Halo by Matter Halo performed the song ‘Us Vs’ with dancer Ali Imran Karim while Ismaya’s 15-year journey was showcased through a retrospective video on the stage’s screen.

The whole Istora Senayan was showered by confetti and balloons, with gigantic blow-up balls were passed around in the standing pen in front of the stage.

“Thank you for being a part of our journey,” said Ismaya Group’s founders; Christian Rijanto, Bram Hendrata, and Brian Sutanto in the video. “Here’s to many more amazing experiences to come,” they continued.

Meanwhile, outside of the hall where the celebration took place was the Ismaya Museum where a wall highlighting the company’s 24 diverse brands was installed.

Flight Facilities got the crowd cheering with their live set right after Barasuara. The duo graced Ismaya Live’s Love Garage festival in 2011, the 2013 edition of Djakarta Warehouse Project, and We The Fest 2015.

Headliner Khalid marked his first Indonesian performance at the festival that night. The crowd erupted as Khalid, world’s no. 2 most-streamed artist, performed his hit songs from “Location” to “Young, Dumb & Broke”, complete with stunning visual on stage.

Dipha Barus closed the show with a list of his collaborators that included A. Nayaka, Kallula, Matter Mos, Monica Karina, Nadin, and Ramengvrl, as well as a stunning choir group.