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Tic Toc

Discipline: Music
Homebase: vancouver
Languages: English

Tic Toc is a new duo that combines the live looping, beat-boxing and raps of Rup Sidhu with the marimba and percussion playing of Robin Layne. Robin is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator. He has followed his love of world music to Cuba, Guinea, Mali, and Mexico studying under master drummers and marimbists of those respective traditions. Rup 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. They share a love for inspiring and empowering youth through music and have taught together for years at the Sarah McLachlan School of Music where they first met.

Performances & Workshops

NEW ARTIST: Availible 2019-2020 School Year

A Passage of Time

Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 800
Fee Range: $845 - $1045 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

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

For as long as humans have been alive, we’ve used rhythm as a way to communicate, build community, and celebrate life. A Passage of Time, will take you on a journey into rhythm, time, geography and culture. We will dig into history and learn about creativity as we follow the travels of marimba player Robin. Audience members will get the chance to express themselves through their voices and technology while learning how to make a beat with Rup. The show touches on the importance of respect, culture, identity, and celebration. With a fusion of electro-acoustic music that draws influences from jazz, hip hop, and folk music, we will bring everyone into the show through song and dance and even get you playing along with us.

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