Home | Music - Talk and Film screening on 28 and 30 October 2017

Home: Food | Music | Sports is a series of events I developed and curated for the National Pavilion UAE, where I've been commissioned to come up with a programme in the UAE that can be in dialog with the curatorial theme of its exhibition and publication Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play that is currently showing at the Venice Biennale. 

The programme I developed is mostly in dialogue with the publication Rock, Paper, Scissors: Positions in Play, which includes a series of written and visual essays by writers, curators, academics and artists. 

The events inlcude a series of talks and film screenings across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah, addressing how food, music and sports contribute to building a sense of home and community.

The first event about food took place last month in Abu Dhabi, and for this and this month you are invited to join me to at two events about music. 


Home | Music - Cassette Culture in the UAE
Date: Saturday, 28th September, 6.00-7.00pm
Venue: The Flip Side, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai (location map

I will be in conversation with Shadi Megalla, DJ and founder of independent vinyl store The Flip Side. We will talk about why cassettes are still relevant in this part of the world, talk about his cassette collection, listen to some music and look at some cassette artwork. 

The talk is free to attend and if you are on Facebook, you can RSVP here.  

Film Screening

Home | Food - Les Petits Chats
Date: Monday, 30th October, pm
Venue: The Roxy Cinemas, The Beach, Dubai,  (location map

In collaboraion with The Scene, the screening of the documentary Les Petits Chats will take place on Monday, 30th October at The Roxy Cinemas (The Beach). The screening is free to attend, but pre-registration is essential and you can sign up to attend here.  

Les Petits Chats
Directed by Sherif Nakhla
Egypt | 2014 | 1h 20min
Documentary | Arabic with English Subtitles
Rating: [ G ] - General Audiences (All ages admitted)

The film is named after the legendary band Les Petits Chats of the cherished era of the 1960s and 1970s. The six members, who are now major celebrities and musicians, are reunited to perform one last time in a night to remember in spring 2010.

Les Petits Chats film provides an insight into the lives of the former bandmates during their glory days and answers the questions evoked within each one of them by tracing their present lives and life choices since their breakup in the 80’s. The film showcases interviews with major celebrities and cinema stars at that time and nowadays including: Ezzat Abu Ouf, Omar Khairat, Sobhi Bedair, Samir Sabri and Mohamed Salmawy.

Please join me at thes two events, it will be fun.