Speak your truth from the roof!
The Middle East’s longest-running open mic night stays virtual for the Fall, with one special in-person event in November.
Join 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. Rooftop Rhythms is hosted by founder, Dorian Paul Rogers.
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“A great night of poetry filled with passion…” – BBC
Season 10 / 2021 Lineup and Dates:
- Virtual Season Opening / Open Mic Night – Wednesday, Sep 29
- Virtual Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – Wednesday, Oct 20
- In-Person in partnership with Louvre Abu Dhabi – Wednesday, Nov 17 (at Louvre Abu Dhabi)
- Virtual Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – Wednesday, Dec 15
“…the go-to open mic night for poets in Abu Dhabi” – Abu Dhabi World
Co-presented with Rooftop Rhythms
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; all languages are welcome.
Registration for the open mic list is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up on the Rooftop Rhythms Group Page on Facebook.
Presented with official support from The Arts Center.
Supported by the US Mission to the UAE.
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