Spoken word done right

The Middle East’s longest-running open mic night showcases leading and up-and-coming spoken word artists, poets, and musicians presenting original material. Experience culturally-diverse voices with a lineup that features open mic nights and poetry slams, hosted by founder Dorian Paul Rogers and featuring the smooth sounds of DJ A.L.L.A.D.

“…The go-to open mic night for poets in Abu Dhabi” – Abu Dhabi World

The Season 8 Lineup and Dates:

  • Open Mic Night – Friday, Nov 22
  • Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – Friday, Dec 13
  • Open Mic Night – Friday, Jan 24
  • Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – Friday, Feb 28
  • 8th Anniversary Show / Open Mic Night – Friday, Mar 27
  • Open Mic Night – Friday, Apr 17
  • Grand Slam Finale Competition / Season Closing – Friday, May 29

A great night of poetry filled with passion…”BBC

Co-presented with Rooftop Rhythms with official support of US Embassy Abu Dhabi.

Rooftop Rhythms and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi are committed to providing a platform for locally based artists to share their original creative work in front of a supportive community. In an effort to foster local talent, we ask that all poets and musicians perform original material.

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