The Song of Roland: The Arabic Version

Organised by Louvre Abu Dhabi

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Set against a backdrop designed by Shawky, The Song of Roland features more than 20 singers and musicians performing in the classical Arabic ‘fidjeri’ style, which first developed more than 800 years ago, amongst fishermen in the Arabian Gulf.

Combining history and theatre with art, music and myth, the work interrogates stereotypes associated with the history of the Crusades and reflects it from an Arab perspective.

Inspired by one of the oldest works of French literature 'La Chanson de Roland' (The Song of Roland) and the French-Lebanese writer Amin Malouf’s 1983 book 'The Crusades Through Arab Eyes', Egyptian artist Wael Shawky’s work blends the cultures and traditions of medieval Europe with those of the Arabian Gulf.

date and time

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 - Thu, Feb 27, 2020

event location

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

contact info

Louvre Abu Dhabi
Tel: 600565566

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Schedule

Date Time Location
Feb 26, 2020 08:00 PM 10:00 PM Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi
Feb 27, 2020 08:00 PM 10:00 PM Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

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