Young artistic talents to display their expertise at first Abu Dhabi Unplugged event

ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, TCA Abu Dhabi, is launching a series of live performing art shows called ‘Abu Dhabi Unplugged’ to allow young people to display their innovative talents, creativity, skills, and abilities in public.

The initial event, being held on Friday, 21st July at Yas Mall from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m., will be the first in a programme of similar performances in the emirate to provide a platform for young artists to express their skills through a series of public performances including singing, hip-hop, performing arts, acting, music, stand-up comedy, and other performances.

TCA Abu Dhabi aims to support the arts scene in the emirate and in the UAE by providing the necessary means to promote local artistic talent, and to strengthen its presence both locally and internationally. The authority aims to instil a culture of creativity and innovation in the younger generation through an array of cultural, communal, and educational programmes.

Sumayya Al Suwaidi, Community Events Manager at TCA Abu Dhabi, said, “Part of the culture sector’s role at TCA Abu Dhabi is to encourage and embrace local talent. Abu Dhabi Unplugged has been produced to highlight the performances of contemporary art and culture such as music animation and performance arts.”

Among the performers will be Emirati Mohammad Ahmed Fikree, who is an award-winning animation director and the founder of MohdFikree Studio. Three of his animated films will be shown during the programme’s evening schedule of events.

Dubomedy’s Improv Troupe, the first and only comedy and urban arts school in the Middle East and North Africa region, will also be joining the Emirati animation director as part of Abu Dhabi Unplugged.

Source: Emirates News Agency