The next installment – Grand Slam Finale Competition / Season Closing
One stage, many poets and spoken word artists. Experience diverse voices with leading and up-and-coming talent.
The Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic shines a spotlight on some of the UAE’s most talented established and up-and-coming spoken word and performing artists.
Presented by Black on Black Rhyme-Abu Dhabi, Jean Hellon Productions, and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi with official support from US Embassy Abu Dhabi.
“Abu Dhabi is home to a rapidly expanding group of poets who strive to find common ground as they cast aside geographical differences and language barriers… who believe in sharing poetry for love, healing, enlightenment and education, celebrates the spoken word.” – Khaleej Times
The Season 6 Lineup and Dates:
- Grand Slam Finale Competition / Season Closing – Friday, Apr 27
- The poetry open mic list is on a first-come, first-served basis on the Rooftop Rhythms Group Page. Please post interest there.
- Open to all ages. Traditional dress (i.e. khandora, abaya, hijab) are allowed.
“A great night of poetry filled with passion.” – BBC
“Infuses the old culture of poetry with some fresh energy…More raw…More free.” – CNN
NYUAD’s Attitude Dance Society presents their 8th Recital. Join us as we display a variety of dance styles from groups on and off campus ranging from hip hop to ballet. Definitely a must see event!
Ibrahim, a poet and journalist discovers that he is dying soon from a fatal disease. He confronts his crook partner, Bader, and demands his share to make sure that his wife has a better life after he's gone. Shihab, a professional thief, forced by his boss to do jobs for him in order to pay off a huge debt, plans to quit the crime world to take care of his younger sister. They both meet accidentally and begin to see the world with different perspectives.
What does “home” mean and what will we do to protect it?
Noura explores our notions of identity and changing cultural standards through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants in New York.