Just for laughs toronto
MAClab Centre Leduc
Lincoln Center NYC
When it comes to entertaining audiences of all ages, RupLoops has the job on lock. The brainchild of Vancouver-based Ruby Singh, RupLoops is known for delivering highly engaging, interactive experiences using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes, live looping and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the world. Welcomed on stages around the globe as an interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer, and composer,
Ruby is credited for delving deeper into the opportunity of educating as he entertains through his passion for blending and amplifying intercultural sounds. RupLoops' latest show, "Magnetic North", aims to calibrate the compass that lives in our hearts and focuses on the connection between humans and the natural world. Through the use of field recording of environments and animals, plant and mushroom music, RupLoops creates sonic ecosystems that invite us to grow our relationship to justice and the natural world. In a time when climate change and human impact endanger our future, “Magnetic North” will encourage us to take action in a world that requires it of us through music, visual art, lyrics and interactive games.
"a visionary artist...blending the technological world with art, social and environmental causes... Singh's work reveals a new, malleable reality that is long overdue."
CBC Radio Canada
"From the first moment you know you’re in good hands. Rup is a gifted performer that engages
his audiences through music, laughter and the love of life....we’re looking forward to next time”
Marnie Perrin, Artistic Director
Surrey SPARK Stages
"Delights, entertains and draws his audience in....outstanding! His shows are fabulous!”
Katharine Carol, Artistic Director
Vancouver International Children's Festival
"Dynamic, high energy performance....diverse and creative blends of technology, hip-hop and south asian sounds captivated the audience. Definitely a must see performance!"
Tom Makavsley, Principal,
Prince George BC
RupLoops "Freestyle" | 2015
RupLoops "The Human Radio"
RupLoops "Rise UP" LIVE
Ruby Singh is a multi award winning performer, composer and producer residing on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh Nations (Vancouver BC.). His creativity crosses the boundaries of music, poetry, photography and film engaging with mythos, memory, justice and fantasy. Singh is an artist whose work is informed by sound found all around us, from the whirling planets and stars of distant galaxies to percussion of an umbrella under coastal rains, to the perpetual moving birdsong of the dawn chorus, constantly circling the globe. The richly imaginative visual textures to his sound design have found kinship in the theatre, film and dance worlds, where he has been celebrated by multiple Jessie and Leo award nominations. His distinct approach uses traditional and emergent sonic practices to create compositions that express the vast spectrum of the human experience. Singh’s artistic impulses gravitate in many directions, in 2022 he received the Lieutenant Governor’s Jubilee Award for excellence in art and music. In 2023 was nominated for a Juno award for best Global Music Album of the Year and was awarded Artist of the Year by the BC touring council.
Singh’s offering are wide ranging and expansive from ambient audio-visual worlds of the Polyphonic Garden to Jhalaak, a Sufi hip hop album made alongside Manganiyar musicians recorded in the clay huts of the Thar desert in Rajasthan India, reinterpreting 13th century Sufi poetry. Vox.infold, an a cappella project bringing together the sounds of Inuit, Indigenous, Black and South Asian voices that has been met with critical acclaim. RupLoops, a solo live looping project that is a highly engaging, interactive experience using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe. The Future Ancestors a blues and soul infused live hip hop project; kraKIN a more-than-human collaboration that brings together a boom-bap menagerie of banging Westcoast flora, fauna, and fungi. Singh believes in art’s ability to reimagine futures, to repurpose aesthetic freedoms toward civil and environmental justice.