Sole DXB, Dubai’s fashion and cultural festivial, was back for the sixth time this year to Dubai Design District, d3, for a three-day event to remember. In addition to the cultural talks, fashion exhibitions and displays from a range of massive sportsewear brands, there were a host of musical performances that brought the soul to Sole DXB.
Allow me to bring you a round-up of all the performers that were a part of the music line-up...
American music duo NxWorries, featuring singer and rapper Anderson Paak and producer Knxwledge performed on the opening night...
20-year-old soul singer and rising star H.E.R, whose fans include R’n’B singer Alicia Keys, was there for a stunning performance
Also headlining the festival was award-winning British grime star Kano
Who was joined by American rapper D’Anthony Carlos, better known by his stage name GoldLink
Joining the line-up of the performances was Manchester urban jazz singer IAMDDB
Recording artist Teyana Taylor, signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label, took centre stage on the closing night
Alongside her was GOOD Music President and rapper Pusha T, who bid the music line-up goodbye
Further highlighting the power of hip-hop was the international premiere screening of Word is Bond, a documentary about the transformative nature of hip-hop lyrics by award-winning director Sacha Jenkins
The screening followed the preview of a second hip-hop documentary, My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women In Hip-Hop by Ava DuVernay
This Thursday see you @soledxb starting 6.30pm with a screening of 'My Mic Sounds Nice: The Truth About Women In Hip-Hop' by Ava DuVernay, followed by the world premiere of Sacha Jenkins' 'Word Is Bond'. Entrance for both films is free and first-come-first-seated. Don't miss it! #soledxb #cinemaakil #followusintothedark #fortheloveoffilm #avaduvernay #mymicsoundsnice #hiphop #sachajenkins #d3 #dubaidesigndistrict #outdoorcinema #dubai #dubaiweekend #dubaievents
What a weekend!