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Catch rhymes from the region’s hip-hop scene

Throw on your gold chains and retro-style jackets as The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi is bringing the beats from the UAE streets this September.

Launching the Center’s fall season programme on 7 September at 8pm, It Ain’t Where you From tells the stories and rhymes from the Middle East’s burgeoning underground hip-hop community.



Philip Rachid’s film that is supported by The Arts Center and London’s Shubbak Festival, will provide a glimpse into the journeys and creative minds of hip-hop artists in the region who express themselves through brilliant breakdancing, pulsating poetry and banging soundtracks before being followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker himself. 

Ready to get down?


Watch the events online at with free ticket registration on Facebook and YouTube.

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