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POSTPONED Rooftop Rhythms: Slam Competition and Open Mic Night

27 October @ 8.00 pm10.00 pm

Free, but pre-register

The Middle East’s longest-running poetry (and other performance) open mic event always features culturally-diverse voices with a lineup that includes spoken word artists, poets, and musicians presenting original material, typically on a first-come first-served basis (sign up by emailing info@rooftoprhythms.org) with some minor juggling by the organisers. All languages are welcome.

Upcoming season 12 dates:

  • Rooftop Junior Open Mic – 28 Oct
  • The Sustainability Edition: Open Mic Night – 27 Nov (presented in support of COP28)
  • Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – 15 Dec
  • Open Mic Night – 26 Jan
  • Slam Competition and Open Mic Night – 23 Feb
  • Ramadan Open Mic Night – 29 Mar
  • Open Mic Night – 26 Apr
  • Grand Slam Competition / Season Finale – 24 May
  • Rooftop Junior Slam – 25 May

Rooftop Rhythms is hosted by founder Dorian Paul Rogers, with Jaysus Zain as resident DJ. It is presented in partnership with The Arts Center at NYUAD with official support of the US Mission to the UAE.


27 October
8.00 pm — 10.00 pm
Free, but pre-register
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