Languages: English, Punjabi
RupLoops is an interactive, live looping performance, using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe. Rup utilizes his diverse skills as a musician to create a pulsating, entertaining and engaging musical experience. He is a gifted educator and performer and has a deep passion for intercultural work and intercultural sounds.
Delights, entertains and draws his audience in....outstanding! His shows are fabulous! Katherine Carol, Artistic Director, Vancouver International Children's Festival
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 BC
Dynamic, high energy performance....diverse and creative blends of technology,rap, hip-hop and south asian sounds captivated the audience. Definitely a must see performance! Tom Makavsley, Principal, Prince George BC
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: To be determined between artist and school
Capacity: 30 students
Tech Requirements: 1 table, AC outlet, 1 chair, (Projector on an AV cart and screen when required)
Fee Range: $695 - $795 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
In this engaging workshop, participants will explore vocal percussion, the art of live looping and song writing to co-create original music that utilizes the voice of each participant. Live looping is a new way to create music; it is the live recording, layering and playback of music created in real time using loop station technology. Rup will teach the basics of beat boxing as well as Indian vocal percussion to give the workshop participants an understanding of what he likes to call the "tongue drum!" The group will create improvised and spontaneous compositions where listening to each other and utilizing each other's skills is the key. Then participants will be taken through writing exercises to create original lyrics around what they care about in the world, all ending in a brand new song that is ready to be performed or recorded. Workshops can be customized with all schools.
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 - 50 mins.
Tech Requirements: 1 table, 1 student desk, AC outlet, 2 chairs, Projector on an AV cart and screen.
Fee Range: $745 - $895 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
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.