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 International Children's Festival
"Delights, entertains and draws his audience in....outstanding! His shows are fabulous!”
Katherine 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
Rup Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer and composer. Inspired by folk and classical forms of music from around the world, his musical expressions range from groove oriented hip hop beats, to contemporary fusions of classical ragas; scores for the National Film Board of Canada and remixes of vintage bollywood tunes, to original compositions for dance and theatre productions. Rup has facilitated and taught musical programs in universities, public schools, youth prisons, and communities throughout Canada, USA, UK,and India. Rup has produced fourteen albums with emerging artists, including Shane Koyzan’s debut release American Pie. Current collaborative projects include: Aluma Sound, Jhalaak and Ruby Singh and the Future Ancestors.
Rup has shared stages with Fred Penner, Raffi, DubFX, Tanya Tagaq, Shane Koyzan, Delhi2Dublin and Michael Franti to name a few. Performance highlights include the Jaipur Literarature Festival (Jaipur, India), Fusion Festival (Berlin,Germany), Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Oregon Country Fair (Eugene, USA),
Calgary International Folk Festival, The Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Canada), World Body Percussion Festival (Toronto, Canada), Globalqurque (New Mexico,USA), Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Indian Summer Festival (Vancouver, Canada), Mehndi, Masala, Musti (Toronto, Canada), Stern Grove Festival (San
Francisco, USA), Shambhala Music Festival (Canada), Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Vancouver International Storytelling Festival, New Forms Festival (Vancouver, Canada), Fete de la Musique (Berlin, Germany).
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