A double bill of music on Saadiyat
Hip hop nights from two talents at NYU this month
You can catch not one, but two unique hip hop performances on the same evening at New York University’s Arts Center this month. Love And Revenge is a show featuring Lebanese hip hop star Rayess Bek and visual artist La Mirza, plus there’s a gig by instrumental Canadian hip hop outfit A Tribe Called Red.
It’s the second time Love And Revenge has been performed in the capital this year. Previously shown at Louvre Abu Dhabi, it features footage from Egyptian movies dating from the 1940s to the 1990s, weaved into a plot about the murder Syrian actress Asmahan (the real-life Asmahan died in 1944 in Egypt after her car drove into the River Nile). Love And Revenge examines Arab traditions and contradictions, claim the creators, and features electronic music and movie editing done in real-time.
A Tribe Called Red combine beats with chanting influenced by Canada’s indigenous communities, and were Group Of The Year at 2018’s Canadian Juno music awards. September 12 to 13
NYU Abu Dhabi Arts Center, New York University, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, free. Taxi: NYU Saadiyat. nyuad-artscenter.org