OPEN TENT - POP UP RESTAURANT

JAPANESE/ARABIC IFTAR & SUHOOR NIGHTS

OPEN TENT is a new Ramadan iftar and suhoor concept that blends Japanese and Arabic cuisine, contemporary design and cultural sensibility. This month-long, carefully-crafted culinary project is organised by CHI-KA, an Alserkal Avenue-based kimono shop and art space, and is held in partnership with Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors

Expressing universal values of cultural tolerance, compassion, creativity and community building, OPEN TENT is a welcoming space, bringing together people from all walks of life. Surrounded by contemporary minimalist Japanese decor, bonsai gardens, Arabic calligraphy murals and live oud, residents and visitors are invited to break fast over iftar and enjoy suhoor with friends and family.

A number of activities and workshops were held over the entire month of Ramadan, including tea ceremony, bonsai tree workshops, origami, games and more. All are complementary upon entry. Both adults and children are welcome to participate. 

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THE CHI-KA MUSIC MIX - NOW AVAILABLE

NICO DE TRANSILVANIA
Muzicã Without Frontiers Vol 2 - From Japan to Dubai

The 'Muzicã Without Frontiers Vol 2 - From Japan to Dubai' mix is now available for your listening! Specially crafted for CHI-KA by Nico de Transylvania following our in-house Listening Party on December 17th. Enjoy the mix, it will take on a journey around the world, from Japan to Dubai.


QUOZ ARTS FEST 2017 PERFORMANCES

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DANCE PERFORMANCE

Contemporary dance 'Time is Passing' by Mariko Wada

3mins

Date: 27 January, 2017
Time: 7:35pm sharp
Location: CHI-KA, Alserkal Avenue H69

Mariko studied ballet with renowned dancer and teacher A. Egawa in Tokyo, Japan, after which she relocated to Paris to learn contemporary dance. She won 1st prize for Synodales choreography in Sens (France), and danced with The Ariadone Company in Bordeaux (France). Mariko is a certified dance teacher by the French government. In Dubai she teaches contemporary jazz dance and is a member of the of Dubai Dance Academy Group. 

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MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Japanese Drumming Art of Taiko by Shoten Dubai Taiko Drummers

8mins

Date: 27 January, 2017
Time: 2:30pm and 7:30pm sharp
Location: CHI-KA, Alserkal Avenue H69

Featuring some of the largest and loudest drums in the world, Taiko is the traditional and ancient musical artform from Japan. Thought to have been originally introduced in Japan as early as the 6th century CE, Taiko have been used and played in a wide range of applications ranging from communication, military action, theatrical accompaniment, religious ceremonies, festivals and concert performances.

The locally-based drumming ensemble ‘Shoten’ (https://shotentaiko.com) comprises of musicians from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, including African, Middle Eastern, Western, modern percussion and classical music. 


FOR MORE INFO: 
+971504270617 / studio@chikaspace.com

Alserkal Avenue AL QUOZ ART FEST event page: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1801029193451070/


 
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CHI-KA  X  NICO DE TRANSILVANIA

December 17th 2016 

LISTENING PARTY

Start | Saturday, December 17, 5:30pm



CHI-KA ties up with Global DJ and curator of music and art events, Nico de Transilvania, bringing you a specially crafted set blending Middle Eastern and Japanese sounds. 

As part of Alserkal Avenue’s all-day weekend event, AREA 01, CHI-KA will be open this Fri / Sat 11am-9pm. Japanese fashion, art and design items will be available for sale.  

MORE ABOUT NICO DE TRANSILVANIA
Nico is known to take listeners on a journey, exploring an eclectic mix of music genres. She has headlined at music, film, and art events from the Secret Garden Party, Big Chill, and Bestival, to the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Art Dubai, Royal Academy of Arts, London fashion shows and film festivals in Reykjavik, Transilvania, BFI London and Belfast. 


FOR MORE INFO: 
+971504270617 / studio@chikaspace.com

Alserkal Avenue AREA 01 Event: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/196309830772979/