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Rooftop Rhythms Season 10: The Wellness Edition

17 November @ 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm


The very best spoken word open mic night in the Middle East is into its tenth season, and this is its only in-person event for 2021 – a special 10th anniversary edition, held under the dome of Louvre Abu Dhabi. Emerging and established poets, musicians and singers come together for a one-of-a-kind evening focused on mental wellness.

The theme reflects the role that the arts play in allowing people to overcome challenging times. Bill Bragin, Executive Artistic Director at NYUAD Arts Center, noted that “the arts were an essential lifeline for millions during the pandemic. We look forward to celebrating the joy that music and spoken word continues to provide with an evening of inspired, thoughtful and uplifting entertainment.”

The participating artists include:

  • Ammarah Safaa
  • Anis
  • Bill Bragin
  • Ché
  • Danabelle Gutierrez
  • Dorian Paul Rogers
  • Emma Miklasova
  • Jaysus Zain
  • Khayal
  • Mary Collins
  • Maryam Al Shehhi
  • Mehran Azzam
  • Nabiha Nahyan
  • notsohuman
  • Salem AlAttas
  • Shilpa Ananth
  • Taryham Al Subaihi
  • Thaddeus Stegall

Rooftop Rhythms founder Dorian Paul Rogers will MC proceedings, DJ Jaysus Zain will bee on hand to provide soulful grooves. Tickets are not required, and admission is free for Louvre Abu Dhabi’s LATES attendees.


17 November
7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
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Louvre Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island
Abu Dhabi,
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+971 600 56 55 66
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