What we're about

This group specializes in the public reading and performance of poetry and/or spoken word poetry as well as a variety of cultural events in the UAE such as Abu Dhabi Soul, Rooftop Rhythms-Arabia, and 50 Shades of Blues, Versus Party, Old Schooled Party, and more.

We have different events that always have options for free entry. All events are inclusive of all racial backgrounds and ethnicities. We also facilitate free writing and performance workshops in the community.

Join over 2300 members on our Facebook group page at http://www.facebook.com/groups/rooftop rhythms. Don't miss out on positive, cultural entertainment at its best.

Media Coverage:

vIn April 2015, Rooftop Rhythms' founder, Dorian Rogers,

was featured on BBC's “Working Lives-Abu Dhabi” for his

work as a cultural events planner (18:40 Mark)


vIn December 2014, he was highlighted on CNN's
“Inside the Middle East” for his establishment

of a performance poetry scene in the UAE (8:10 Mark)



Article in The National- http://m.thenational.ae/arts-culture/on-sta...

Video Teaser (created by Maitri Somaia)- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TO53W0lydQ...

Social Media Sites:

Twitter: @rooftoprhythms

Youtube: @rooftoprhythmsAD

Faebook: http://www.facebook.com/rooftoprhythmsAD

Instagram: @rooftoprhythmsAD

Upcoming events (1)

Free Entry! Rooftop Rhythms #64- 7th Anniversary Show (March 29, 2019)

Complimentary Ticket Available on March 13 at 3pm GST! ----> https://www.nyuad-artscenter.org/en_US/events/2019/rooftop-rhythms/ Event Details Jean Hellon Productions and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi with official support of the US Embassy Abu Dhabi present... Rooftop Rhythms #64 Poetry Open Mic Night Hosted by Dorian Rogers w/ the smooth sounds of DJ A.L.L.A.D. and special guest feature! Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 Location: The Marketplace, NYU Abu Dhabi Campus Center, 2nd Floor Time: 8:00pm-10:15pm Doors open at 7pm Complimentary entrance all night (Ticket reservations strongly recommended in case of sell out.) Entry Details This event is open to all ages. Traditional dress IS allowed and welcomed. Complimentary tickets are highly recommended in case of sell out. If the event sells out of complimentary tickets, there will be a limited amount of standby, complimentary tickets at the door. Please arrive by 7:15pm as these tickets are released on a first come, first serve basis. Food & Beverage Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Parking Parking is free for all attendees at the East Park car deck (visible upon entrance to campus), level B1 in visitor spaces. Security will be available to guide visitors to appropriate spaces. Performance Details: Rooftop Rhythms and The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi 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, we ask that all musicians play or sing original material. Thanks for your cooperation. The poetry open mic list on a first-come, first-served basis on the Rooftop Rhythms Group Page. Requests to perform will be honored beginning on February 24. Please express your interest to perform on Rooftop Rhythms #64's event page. Musicians must communicate any technical needs in advance of the show and attend by 6:30pm on the day of the event for sound check. Remaining Season 7 Show Dates: Grand Slam Finale Competition / Season Closing – Friday, Apr 19 Media Coverage: Rooftop Rhythms on CNN (8:12)- http://edition.cnn.com/videos/international/2014/12/05/spc-inside-the-middle-east-best-of-2014-a.cnn Diversity of Rooftop Rhythms in Khaleej Times http://khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-1.asp?xfile=data%2Ftodayevent%2F2013%2FOctober%2Ftodayevent_October33.xml§ion=todayevent Most Recent Article in The National Covering Rooftop Rhythms' Expansion http://blogs.thenational.ae/lifestyle/scene-heard/abu-dhabis-rooftop-rhythms-poetry-night-looks-to-expand Article in the National: http://m.thenational.ae/arts-culture/on-stage/welcome-to-rooftop-rhythms-abu-dhabis-poetry-scene National Article #2: http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/poetry-slam-links-modern-verse-to-oral-traditions More about Rooftop Rhythms in the Abu Dhabi Community: http://www.godubai.com/citylife/press_release_page.asp?pr=75737

Past events (149)

Old Schooled Silent Party #4 x Versus (March 15, 2019)

Up & Below @ Courtyard World Trade Centre

Photos (324)