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RupLoops

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Languages: English, Punjabi

Rup Sidhu is an interdisciplinary artist, musician and composer. Specializing in vocal percussion and live looping, his sound blends the rhythms of spoken word with a dynamic range of cultural hybridity. Inspired by folk and classical forms of music, his expressions can range from groove oriented hip hop, to fusions of classical ragas to remixes of vintage bollywood. Rup has taught musical programs in universities, public schools and communities throughout Canada, USA, UK and India.


Reviews

This was more than just a performance. Rup integrated technology, culture, emotion, creativity and even some music theory into an experience where all audience members were fully engaged. Bravo! Sharon Hoffinger, Teacher, Surrey
RupLoops is a dynamic, high energy performance that engages students from the opening beats until the end. The diverse and creative blends of techno, rap, hip-hop and south asian sounds captivated the audience. Definitely a must-see performance! Tom Makavsley, Principal, Prince George
Our students thoroughly enjoyed the performance by RupLoops. It was highly interactive, the kids were engaged, they loved participating and learning how to beatbox. It was heartwarming to watch a group of students and a teacher come up on stage and show off for their peers. I highly recommend RupLoops! Sharon McKay, Vice Principal, Port Coquitlam

Performances & Workshops

RupLoops: The Human Radio

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: AC Outlet, Table, Chair, Laptop connected to projector on an AV Cart, Water
Fee Range: $685 - $785 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$650.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$700.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$750.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$750.00
Vancouver Island North
$750.00
Interior
$750.00
North
$750.00

For almost a century we have been tuning into radios to be informed and entertained. RupLoops' new show, The Human Radio, will take you on a journey of sound exploring anatomy, geography and culture. Let's investigate the brilliant design of our auditory and aural systems that allow us to create and listen to music. Through body percussion and beatboxing, Rup demonstrates and teaches how the human form is indeed a musical instrument. With a mix of hip hop, blues and bhangra, The Human Radio tunes into themes of home, identity, culture, justice, dignity and celebration.

Raise your V.O.I.C.E. (Vocalize Our Inner Creative Expressions)

Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: To be determined between artist and school
Capacity: 30 students
Tech Requirements: AC outlet, table, chair, a projector on AV cart
Fee Range: $685 - $785 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
$650.00
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$700.00
Vancouver Island Lower
$750.00
Vancouver Island Mid
$750.00
Vancouver Island North
$750.00
Interior
$750.00
North
$750.00

In this engaging workshop, students will explore vocal percussion and the art of live looping to co-create original music that utilizes the voice of each participant. Live looping is a new way to create music; it is the recording, layering and playback of music created in real time using loop station technology. Rup will teach the basics of beatboxing as well as Indian vocal percussion to give audiences an understanding of what he likes to call the "tongue drum". The group will create improvised, spontaneous compositions where listening to each other and utilizing each others' differences is the key.

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