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Tic Toc

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
Languages: English
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

Tic Toc combines the live looping, beat-boxing and raps of Rup Sidhu with the marimba and percussion playing of Robin Layne. Robin has followed his love of rhythm to Cuba, Guinea, Mali, and Mexico studying under master drummers and marimbists of those respective traditions. Rup is an interdisciplinary artist, 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.


A Passage of Time

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 800
Tech Requirements: 1 table and a projector with an HDMI input

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

For as long as humans have been alive, rhythm has been 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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