Speak your truth from the roof!

The Middle East’s longest-running open mic night continues.

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.

“A great night of poetry filled with passion…” – BBC

Season 10 / 2021 Lineup and Dates:

  • Open Mic Night – Wednesday, Jan 19
  • Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – February (date to be confirmed)
  • 10th Anniversary Show / Open Mic Night – March (date to be confirmed)
  • Grand Slam Finale Competition / Season Closing – May (date to be confirmed)

Rooftop Rhythms is presented in partnership with The Arts Center at NYUAD with official support of the US Mission to the UAE.

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.

Event information:
Registration for the open mic list is on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up on the Rooftop Rhythms Group Page on Facebook .