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This is the story behind this exciting cultural community

This is the story behind this exciting cultural community

When it kicked off in 2012, Rooftop Rhythms ushered in a new flavour of poetry and influenced an entire genre. Now as the event celebrates its seventh season, there’s no doubt the spoken word movement is still gaining momentum in …

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This movie puts real on the big screen

This movie puts real on the big screen

A movie centred on a genetic disorder attempts to bring out the positives despite accusations of misrepresentation. Protagonists dealing with serious illness has always been a subject revisited by filmmakers.  From Autumn in New York and The Bucket List to …

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Emirati pop star Balqees is performing the first ladies-only concert

Emirati pop star Balqees is performing the first ladies-only concert

As she prepares to take the stage for the UAE’s first ever ladies-only concert at Yas Waterworld on 21st March, Emirati pop star Balqees Fathi talks to us about women empowerment, overcoming social anxiety and representing Arabs around the world  You come from a family …

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This must-see movie might make you cry

This must-see movie might make you cry

An award-winning drama starring a real-life former refugee seeks to spark discussion about children’s rights. It is said that children suffer the most in times of war and conflict. The ensuing chaos leaves children vulnerable to physical, emotional and psychological trauma …

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Will Captain Marvel be a game changer?

Will Captain Marvel be a game changer?

The first female-led Marvel film is about to take centre stage but this ambitious movie is more than just a debut for a new heroine. It’s fair to say that Marvel has the superhero film genre all figured out. Fans …

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In this new film, bigger is better

In this new film, bigger is better

How two brothers from a poor background asserted their might to single-handedly turn a small industry into a global phenomenon.  When we think about it, most of the things we can’t live without today weren’t particularly well received at first. Thomas …

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Why worlds will collide at this unique event

Why worlds will collide at this unique event

From Egypt to Amsterdam, the returning Barzakh Festival is a musical melting pot of global beats!  Ukranian and Emirati folk, 60s Cambodian pop, North Indian go-go, Mauritian psych rock, Dutch punk, Haitian rock – suffice to say, Barzakh Festival is …

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A wrestling superstar is the inspiration behind this movie

A wrestling superstar is the inspiration behind this movie

A film inspired by a wrestling superstar shows that there’s more to the sport than elbow drops and body slams. It could be the scripted storylines, animated stage names and fake punches – whatever it is, professional wrestling is ridiculed by …

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This is where you can see live music in the city

This is where you can see live music in the city

Rock on with the city’s live music venues, check out the bands you need to know and find out where you can share your own talents with an audience. We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to live music in …

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Everything you need to know about the Cuban-Khaleeji project

Everything you need to know about the Cuban-Khaleeji project

The world premiere of a locally commissioned music project celebrates Emirati heritage and its global influence. Music is a powerful tool – and when it comes to understanding our past and celebrating heritage, it’s a unique way of sharing our …

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