Speak your truth from the roof!

The Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic night enters its second decade while doing its part to build the performing arts scene of the UAE.

Join leading and up-and-coming spoken word artists, poets, and musicians presenting original material. Experience culturally-diverse voices with a lineup that features open mic nights and poetry slam competitions. Rooftop Rhythms is hosted by founder Dorian Paul Rogers, Ed.D.

Season 11 lineup and 2022-2023 dates:

  • Friday, March 31 — Slam Competition and Open Mic Night
  • Friday, April 28 — Open Mic Night
  • Friday, May 19 — Open Mic Night
  • Friday, June 16 — Grand Slam Finale Competition / Season Closing


Opening and closing set by Oudist Yamen Alawar.

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