Poets and musicians celebrate the UAE’s cultural diversity and explore their heritage.

Artists from diverse walks of life and colorful backgrounds come together to express what heritage means to them, their families, and their culture. For one night only. Relax under the stars, enjoy a selection of food and drinks, and a small craft market while listening to a colorful array of talent.

From classic poetry to spoken word to music, the third annual multiple-artist celebration of heritage in poetry, prose and song, drawing from the diverse communities of the UAE. An exciting lineup of performers will honor National Day through words and music, selected through a collaborative curatorial process, the artists for the evening are:

The lineup for the 3rd annual Hekayah | The Story:

  1. Amal – Classical Arabic Poet
  2. Sarathy Korwar – Tabla in collaboration with Shirine Tohamy – Oud, and Jaysus Zain – Spoken Word.
  3. Ehrlich Ross Abuan – Poet
  4. Jennah Fakhouri – Spoken Word
  5. Mahwash Rehman – Poet
  6. Hiralal Sangar – Vocalist
  7. Reem Almenhali – Poet
  8. Jorge Monterrosa – Poet
  9. Mohamed Morshed – Saxophonist
  10. Nabiha Nahyan – Poet
  11. Sara Al Souqi – Poet
  12. NOON – Arabic Fusion Band

The lineup of performers were selected through a collaborative process curated by:

Shamma al Bastaki, Mohamed Alhashimi, Bill Bragin, Zari Jafri, Dorian Paul Rodgers, and Deepak Unnikrishnan.