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Rooftop Rhythms - The Wellness Edition

Spoken word, poetry, live music
Wednesday, 17 November at 7pm
Presidential Plaza

Gather under Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome for Lates, featuring Rooftop Rhythms first in-person event since February 2020.

Artistic self-expression can help to improve mental health. On Wednesday, 17 November at 7pm, Abu Dhabi will come to life with emerging and established poets, musicians and singers for a one-of-a-kind evening focused on mental wellness. Rooftop Rhythms founder, Dorian Paul Rogers, will be the event’s emcee, and Jaysus Zain will provide soulful grooves as the DJ for the evening. Join us for a mindful experience that will open hearts, eyes, and minds.

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

This special event features a pre-selected lineup of performers. Rooftop Rhythms and The Arts Center at NYUAD 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, all performers will share original material. Note: Additional performance slots will not be available on the night.

About Rooftop Rhythms

Rooftop Rhythms Poetry Open Mic Night was founded in 2012 by Dorian Paul Rogers, Ed.D. In less than a decade, this event has gone on to become the Middle East’s largest and longest running event of its kind. With its main event presented as part of The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi’s annual season since 2015, Rooftop Rhythms also hosts Arabic poetry open mics as well as a variety of culture, arts and nightlife events from live music to silent discos. Rooftop Rhythms counts The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Warehouse 42 and Jameel Arts Centre as a few of its esteemed collaborators.

No tickets are required.
Admission to Rooftop Rhythms is free for Lates attendees.

The show is open to everyone on a first come first served basis.
Seats are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Safety Measures:
• Social distancing measures (2m) are in place
• Masks need to be worn at all times within the museum premises, but can be removed during the event
• Attendees must present a ‘Green’ status on AlHosn app

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