MU­SIC

A dou­ble bill of mu­sic on Saadiyat

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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

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