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7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


New York University Abu Dhabi




Join us in a celebration of UAE National Day and the culmination of the Year of Zayed. The Arts Center’s 4th annual multiple-artist celebration of heritage draws from the diverse communities of the UAE to share original poetry, prose, and song.

MC Afra Atiq Emirati spoken word poet and artist in residence at The Arts Center.

The lineup for the 4th annual Hekayah is:

Aathma Nirmala Dious – Spoken Word Poetry – UAE
Amal Ali Al Sayegh – Nabati Poetry – UAE
Boom.Diwan – Khaleeji Seafaring Music meets Jazz – Kuwait
Danabelle Gutierrez – Spoken Word Poetry – Philippines, Cairo, Vienna, Muscat
Farah Chamma – Spoken Word Poetry – Palestine
Gaar Adams – Creative Nonfiction, Literary Reportage – USA
Maha Jamil – Theater, Poetry, Prose – Pakistan
Omar Al Marzouqi – Minimalist Pianist – UAE
Samar Abdel Jaber and Nicole Callihan – Poetry – Palestine and USA
Shamma Al Bastaki – Spoken Word Poetry – UAE
The lineup of performers was selected through a collaborative process curated by: Shamma al Bastaki, Bill Bragin, Zari Jafri, Dorian Paul Rogers, and Deborah Lindsay Williams.


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