ART DUBAI AFTER DARK



Art Dubai After Dark is a unique music programme, located on Fort Island, in the heart of Madinat Jumeirah.


Inspirational, international and local DJs performed in the coolest venue in town, against the backdrop of our 2019 commission SOLAROCA by OPAVIVARÁ!, a work which recreated a beach-like environment under the shade of an oca (Brazilian indigenous house). Attendees mingled and exchanged in intercultural dialogues with musical sounds sourced from around the world, including Latin, Middle-Eastern and African beats.





TUESDAY MARCH 19

Curated by NTS Radio

10pm-1:30am



Headliner: Alexander Nut with Zakia, focused on Latin sounds.


Curated by NTS Radio, Tuesday night presented Alexander Nut and Zakia Sewell. The independent online radio station have curated a musical lineup which mirrored the fair’s programming focus on the Global South.


Alexander Nut has made a name for himself as one of the UK’s most diverse and influential DJs. Having honed his skills at London’s legendary Plastic People nightclub, the highly respected DJ’s unique vision has seen him play to some of the finest dancefloors across the globe. His expansive taste and knowledge draws heavily on influences from house, Latin, soul, hip-hop, jazz, afrobeat, reggae and funk.


Zakia Sewell is a London-based audio producer, radio host and DJ. She produces audio documentaries for BBC Radio 4, the World Service and Boiler Room alongside presenting a weekly radio show called Questing on NTS Radio, covering jazz, soul, folk, experimental, dub and psychedelic.


WEDNESDAY MARCH 20

Curated by NTS Radio

9:30pm-2am



Headliner: Nabihah Iqbal with Zezi, focused on African sounds.


Curated by NTS Radio, Tuesday night presented Nabihah Iqbal and Zezi Ifore. The independent online radio station have curated a musical lineup which mirrored the fair’s programming focus on the Global South.


Nabihah Iqbal, formerly known as Throwing Shade, released her debut album “Weighing of the Heart” in December 2017. Taking her sound in a different direction from the music she was making as Throwing Shade, Nabihah puts a focus on live instrumentation, charting the waters where dance music and pop meet.


Zezi Ifore is a broadcaster and DJ from London who has been playing in clubs for over a decade. After forming the DJ collective, The Coconut Twins and touring with M.I.A. in 2007, she is perhaps best known as the DJ and radio host behind the celebrated Palm Wine Club show on NTS Radio, which specialises in afrobeats, hip-hop, dancehall and R’n’B.


THURSDAY MARCH 21

FEMALE FIRST SESSIONS X SATWA 3000

9:30pm-2am


Headliner: Female First Sessions x Satwa 3000, focused on Middle Eastern sounds


Female first sessions is a platform created to celebrate women in the music industry and showcases the diverse talent from within the Middle East and beyond. Satwa 3000 is a Swiss art collective based in the UAE which since 2015 has been remixing the sights and sounds of the real Dubai. They will be joined by music pioneer Marco Weibel of Darker Than Wax (Lot Radio NYC).

FRIDAY MARCH 22

WVY by HRMNY

9pm-2am


Headliner: HRMNY focused on RnB and hip-hop sounds


WVY is a music pop-up party hosted by the boys from HRMNY. This event is catered to people who enjoy discovering new music across RnB and hip hop. Expect surprise performances by some of the top tier artists in the region.