Catch the opening show of Season 8 at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi


There will be interviews and musical performances.

The new season at The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi has been announced and the calendar is kicking off with a dynamic performance by Ethiopian-American singer-songwriter Meklit.

Showcasing her renowned transmedia project, Movement, Meklit explores the complex relationship between migration and music through sound and song.

Taking place in The Red Theater on 8 September at 7.30pm, the show features an arrangement of songs and stories that reflect Meklit’s own experience as a child refugee in the United States.

The show also incorporates interviews with musical performances by spotlighting three UAE-based artists; UAE-born Somali rapper Freek, from Abu Dhabi; Syrian singer Ghaliaa Chaker, from Al Ain; and Filipino musician Cromwell Ojeda (Muhaisnah Four), from Dubai.

Each will individually relay the richness of their own life stories and heritages through music ranging across Arabic drill, RnB, pop, rock, and electronic genres, complementing Meklit’s personal mix of Ethiojazz and folk music.

For more information visit nyuad-artscenter.org.

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Matt Cassidy

When he is not hunting for the latest piece of Abu Dhabi news, Matt is ticking off his UAE bucket-list experiences (although he does love to take a break to test out the fine restaurants and bars of the capital). An armchair sports lover, he is on a personal mission to attend every sporting event in the UAE to make out for most likely missing the big one in Doha in November.