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Discipline: Music
Homebase: Vancouver
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Vancouver Island Mid, Vancouver Island North, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays, Virtual
Languages: English, Punjabi
Themes: Mental Health, Anti-Bullying, Climate Change and/or Environmentalism
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

When it comes to entertaining audiences of all ages, RupLoops has the job on lock. The brainchild of Juno nominated, 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. He was the recipient of BC Touring Councils Artist of the Year in 2023, won the Best Global Artist of the Year at the WCMA's and has received a Lieutenant Governors Award for excellence in Arts and Music. For more info check out


Magnetic North

School Year: 24-25
Discipline: Music, Storytelling, Interdisciplinary, Spoken Word, Film/Video, Land-based Artmaking
Offered Languages: English, Punjabi
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 50min
Capacity: 2000
Tech Requirements: 1 table, AC outlet, 2 chairs, Projector on an AV cart and screen and a living plant
Available Formats: In Person, Virtual

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

For thousands of years we have been using star charts, compasses, and environmental knowing to guide us on our journeys. RupLoops' latest show, "Magnetic North", calibrates the compass that lives in our hearts and focuses on the voyage that awaits us when we align our passions with our purpose. Through the use of samples of endangered environments and animals, plant and mushroom music native to BC and interactive games, 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, through music, visual art, lyrics and interactive games, “Magnetic North” will encourage us to take action in a world that requires it of us. This pricing is only available to schools within BC. Pricing is different for performances/workshops booked outside of ArtStarts.

Testimonials & Reviews

"Delights, entertains and draws his audience in....outstanding! His shows are fabulous!” Katharine Carol, Artistic Director Vancouver International Children's Festival
"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
"Singh spins the sounds of plants and animals into a symphony" The Vancouver Sun

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