Hekayah | The Story brings together poets, singers, and musicians.
What does home mean to you? Your country, your city, your family, your living room? Celebrate UAE National Day with a line-up of poets, spoken word artists, musicians, and storytellers from diverse backgrounds and cultures coming together virtually for the 6th annual Hekayah | The Story.
A one-of-a-kind event that showcases the beautiful diversity of the UAE; 11 artists explore their heritages and cultural performances. Streamed online this year and hosted by Emirati spoken word artist and poet Maitha Alsuwaidi, the lineup features:
- Maajed Ahmed – Calligraffiti (KSA) – Find him on Instagram
- Rasha Alduwaisan – Poetry (Kuwait)
- Hoor Ali Alnuaimi – Poetry (UAE)
- Mary Collins – Indie folk, indie (USA/UAE) – Find her on Instagram
- Safia Elhillo – Spoken word poetry (Sudan /USA) – Check the website
- Gohary & The Band – Arabic fusion, reggae, oriental, bossa nova, reggaeton, jazz, rai, funk, flamenco (Egypt/UAE) – Find them on Instagram
- Ian Keteku – Spoken word poetry (Ghana/Canada) – Check the website
- Maryam Khalifa Alshehhi – Spoken word poetry (UAE) – Find her on Instagram
- Zohab Khan – Spoken word poetry (Australia /Pakistan/UK) – Check the website
- Miyamoto is Black Enough – Spoken word, alternative jazz-funk (Trinidad/USA) – Find them on Instagram
- Maisoon Mubarak – Classic Arabic Singing (Egypt/UAE)
The lineup of performers has been selected through a collaborative curatorial process, by key players in the cultural, poetry, arts, and writing communities across the UAE, including: Maitha AlSuwaidi, Noor Al Suwaidi, Tishani Doshi, Hanan Al Sayed Worrell, Dorian Paul Rodgers, and Bill Bragin.
This event will be taking place on Facebook. Head over to the Facebook event and hit Going to RSVP.
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