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Hekayah | The Story

24 November 2021 @ 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Free but preregister

Poets, singers, storytellers and musicians from diverse backgrounds and cultures perform online for the 50th Anniversary Jubilee edition of The Arts Center’s annual celebration for UAE National Day. The lineup:

6.30pm HE Zaki Anwar Nusseibeh, Cultural Adviser to the President of the UAE and Chancellor of the UAE University, talks with NYUAD Vice Chancellor Mariët Westermann about the history of the UAE and his work at the side of Sheikh Zayed.

7.30pm Performances:

    • Rami AbuAmmuna (Palestine) – spoken word poetry
    • Jawad Al Bdiwi (Palestine/Jordan) – music
    • Safeya Alblooshi (UAE) – sound srtist
    • Shilpa Ananth (India) – music: South Indian fusion with soul, jazz, and electronics
    • Amro Bakri (Jordan) – music
    • Farah Chamma (Palestine) – music and spoken word poetry
    • Rand Farmawi (Palestine/Jordan) – music: ancient Arabic and folk
    • Rakaya Fetuga (UK) – spoken word poetry
    • Mahmoud Kaabour (Lebanon) – spoken word poetry
    • Enid Mollel (Tanzania) – music: op and contemporary RnB
    • Ommissa (UAE) – music
    • Ahmed el-Gaili (Sudan) – spoken word poetry
    • The Vokeys: Abdullah Alshamsi (NotSoHuman), Preston Dcosta, and Fahim (UAE) – music: jazz, RnB, pop and rock


24 November 2021
6.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Free but preregister
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