Rup Sidhu

Teacher / Facilitator

 

Sarah McLachlan School of Music

Teaching Artist Faculty 

Programming and instruction of electronic music, recording arts and music video production 

2001 - Present

 

Access to Media Education Society
Lead Facilitator, Trainer and Composer
Creating videos, developing and delivering curriculum with marginalized youth and
anti-oppression training for adults.
2002 - Present

Power of Hope
Lead Facilitator, Program Coordinator, Trainer, Art’s Facilitator, Consultant, Designer
Developing and leading weeklong, weekend and after school programs for adults and youth ages 14-18
Workshops include: Percussion, Writing, Acrobalance, Vocal Improvisation, Rap, Beatbox, Recording, Production, and Life Skills
Summer 2002 - Present

Metaphor
Founder, Performer, Facilitator, Recording Engineer, Production
Touring Hip Hop performances in schools
Bringing Hip Hop / Leadership and Life Skills training into detention centre’s, schools and Aboriginal and rural communities


2002 - Present

 

 

Music​​​​​​​​​​

Instruments:

Vocals, Wind, Percussion, and Electronics

Bands:

RupLoops, Aluma, Ruby Singh, Jhalaak,

Blue God and the Serpents, Broken Parts, and Metaphor     

Indian Summer Festival – Vancouver 2017

IM Creative Labs – Toronto 2017

Vancouver International Children’s Festival – Vancouver 2017

PAMA gallery – Toronto 2017

Charles Bailey Theatre -  Trail 2017

West Coast Music Society – Tofino 2017

“Limit is the Sky” Score for NFB documentary – Vancouver 2017

“Sultans of the Street” Score for Caravan Theatre – Vancouver 2017

“Brothel #9” Score for Touchstone Theatre- Vancouver 2017

Dunbar Harvest Festival -  Vancouver 2017

Whistler Children’s Festival – Whistler 2017

Kamloops Children’s Festival – Kamloops 2017

Winterruption – Vancouver 2017

Emuse – Vancouver 2017

Influx – Surrey 2017

Edmonds City Fair- Burnaby 2017

WhiteRock 150+ - Whiterock 2017

RupLoops Tours – Western Canada 2017

Metaphor Tour – BC 2017

Desi Sub Culture – Vancouver 2017

Coquitlam Canada Day – Coquitlam 2017

Surrey Canada Day -  Surrey 2017

Tiny Lights Festival – Weimer 2016

Songs of the Desert Sufi’s – Vancouver 2016

FUSE - Vancouver 2016

“Sultans of the Street” Sound Design Carousel Theatre – Vancouver 2016

“Brothel Number 9” Sound Design Touchstone Theatre – Vancouver 2016

Indian Summer Festival – Vancouver 2016

Vancouver International Jazz Festival – Vancouver 2016

Dragon Boat Festival – Vancouver 2016

Richmond World Festival – Vancouver 2016

ArtsWells – Wells 2016

The Field – Winlaw 2016

Wesbrook Village Festival – Vancouver 2016

Kamloops Children’s Festival – Kamloops 2016

RupLoops Tour - Western Canada 2016

Eukee Days – Euculet 2016

New West Children’s Festival – New West 2016

Infusion – Surrey 2016

Each 1 Teach 1 – Vancouver 2016

Vancouver International Bhangra Celebration – Vancouver 2016

Instruments for Change – Vancouver 2016

Surrey Children’s Festival – Surrey 2016

Pacific Poetics – Vancouver 2016

Verses Festival – Vancouver 2016

Vancouver World Music Festival – Vancouver 2016

Lapis Tour – Western Canada 2016

Metaphor Tour – BC 2016

Jaipur Literature Festival - Jaipur, India 2015

Vancouver International Jazz Festival - Vancouver 2015

Indian Summer Festival- Vancouver 2015

UBC Jumpstart - Vancouver 2015

Voicing the City / InVerse - Surrey 2015

Northern Exposure Showcase - Wells BC

Ministry of Justice Awards - Burnaby BC

RupLoops Artstarts tour - Alberta/ BC 2015

Gordon Smith Gallery - North Vancouver 2015

The Fall Extravaganza - Vancouver 2015

SFU Election Social - Vancouver 2015

Social Change Institute- Cortes 2015

India Days - Vancouver 2015

The Field - Nelson BC

Body Percussion Festival – Toronto 2014

UBC Pep Rally - Vancouver 2014

Lapis Tour - Western Canada 2014

Atmosphere Festival - Courtney 2014

Hollyhock Fund Raiser - Cortes Island 2014

Indian Summer Festival - Vancouver 2014

Late Nite Art - Vancouver 2014

Surrey Art Gallery - Surrey 2014

Hospital Employees Union - Vancouver 2014

ZULU Nation Showcase - Vancouver 2014

VIBC "Downtown Bhangra" - Vancouver 2014

PROXIMITY Museum of Vancouver - Vancouver 2014

Surrey Childrens Festival - Surrey 2014

VIBC "Transfusion" - Vancouver 2014

River Market – New Westminster 2014

Artstarts on Saturdays – Vancouver 2014

RupLoops Tour – Western Canada 2014

Metaphor Tour – Western Canada 2014

Lapis “Passport” @ Michael J. Fox Theatre – Burnaby 2014

Ishmali Arts Festival – Vancouver 2013

Diwali Festival – Vancouver 2013

Amped Exhibit @ Science World – Vancouver 2013

HSBC Diversity Celebration – Vancouver 2013

Lapis Tour – Western Canada 2013

Live Electronic Music Showcase – Vancouver 2013

TedX Renfrew Collingwood – Vancouver 2013

UBC Pep Rally –Vancouver 2013

UBC Jumpstart Opening Ceremony – Vancouver 2013

Indian Summer Festival – Vancouver 2013

All Over the Map – New Works Vancouver 2013

Joy of Feeding – UBC 2013

In The House Festival – Vancouver 2013

Arts and Culture Week – Vancouver 2013

RupLoops tour – Western Canada 2013

Metaphor tour -  Western Canada 2013

Language of Rhythm – Vancouver 2013

Diwali Festival- Vancouver 2012

Influx – Surrey 2012

Reimagine CBC – Vancouver 2012
Vancouver International Childrens Festival – Vancouver 2012
Vancouver International Storytellers Festival – Vancouver 2012
Joy of Feeding, UBC Farm – Vancouver 2012
World Oceans Day, Aquarium– Vancouver 2012
F’n Rights, Pivot Legal Society – Vancouver 2012
RupLoops – Haida Gwaii 2012
Surrey Arts Centre – Surrey 2012
Rock Lottery – Vancouver 2012
Square Waves Festival – Vancouver 2011
Ignite the Light – Vancouver 2011
Diwali Festival - Vancouver 2011
“Beatitude” Tour - 7 dates across Canada 2011
Mehndi, Masala, Musti - Toronto 2011
Take P-art – Surrey 2011
Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver 2011
Crossroad’s SLAM – Vancouver 2011
Brief Encounters – Vancouver 2010
In the House Festival – Vancouver 2008, 2010
Car Free Days- Vancouver 2010
Whistler Live – 2010
Heart of the City Festival- Vancouver 2010
Under the Volcano- Vancouver 2008-2010
Globalqurque – New Mexico 2010
Earth Dance – Vancouver 2010
Vancouver International Jazz Fest- 2008, 2009
Vancouver International Bhangra Competition- Vancouver 2007, 2008, 2009
Art Starts Tour- BC 2007 – 2011  (Over 300 shows)
Museum of Anthropology “MOA Mash Up”- Vancouver 2009
Atlin Art’s and Music Festival – BC 2009
Justice Rocks- Vancouver 2009
Vancouver Celebrates Diwali - Vancouver 2006-2010
Stern Grove Festival- San Francisco 2009
Non-Stop Bhangra- San Francisco 2008, 2009
Beats without Borders- Vancouver 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
World Aids Day – Vancouver 2009
When Lions Roar- Vancouver 2009
Vancouver Folk Festival –Vancouver 2001, 2006, 2007, 2008
New Forms Festival –Vancouver 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008
Basaki Celebration- Surrey 2008
Commercial Drive Festival- Vancouver 2007,2008
Shadbolt Centre for Performing Arts-2008
Science World “Drumtron 2600 Instillation”-Vancouver 2008
Vancouver Fringe Festival- 2008
Comedy Festival- Vancouver 2008
A440- 2007,2008
Surrey Children’s Festival- Surrey 2007, 2008
In the House Festival- Vancouver 2007
Dheli Nights 2- Vancouver 2007
“FUSE” Vancouver Art Gallery- Vancouver 2007
Music Conservatory- Victoria 2007
Work Less Party- Vancouver 2007
Web of Change- Cortes Isl. BC 2007
Fairies and Fools- Sunshine Coast 2007
Smart Growth BC Conference- Vancouver 2007
Shambala Electronic Music Festival –Nelson 2006
Oregon Country Fair – Oregon 2006
Down to the Wire 2 Tour – Europe 2006
Fusion Festival –Germany 2006
CBC Radio Think City –Vancouver 2006
Social Ventures Institute – Cortes Isl. BC 2006
Lee Side 360- Vancouver 2006
Listen Up Festival –Vancouver 2005
King’s Chamber Oracle Gathering –Seattle 2005
Social Venture’s Network -Arizona 2005
Increase the Peace – Vancouver 2005
Down to the Wire Tour –Europe 2005
Fete de la Musique –Berlin Germany 2005
Laluna Production “Faith” Sound Design –Vancouver 2005
Tsunami Relief Concert @ GM Place –Vancouver 2005
Caravan World Rhythms Showcase –Vancouver 2005
Beats Without Borders –Vancouver 2005
Rhymes for Choice –Vancouver 2005
Invision Electronic Music Festival -Sunshine Coast 2004-2005
Mother Earth Oracle Gathering -Seattle WA. 2004
Slam City Jam -Vancouver 2004
Vancouver International Film Festival -2003, 2004
Day in Tune Music Festival -Lund BC 2003
In.Quest -Pender Harbor BC-2003
Arts County Fair -Vancouver 2003
Without Fear Feminist Perspectives -Vancouver 2003
World AIDS Day Benefit – Vancouver 2002
Earthdance Global Dance Event- Vancouver 2002
Under the Volcano -Vancouver 2000, 2001
ICA Folk Festival -Victoria 2001
New Music West –Vancouver 2000

Recording, Production and Sound Design​​​​​​​​​​


RupLoops “EP” - 2013
Hip Hop Hope 1-11 (youth recording project) –2002-2012
NFB soundtrack “Deepa Metha”- 2012
AMES “YouthMADE” soundtracks 2011
Urban Ink “Audio Vox” instillation 2010
AMES “Looking Back / Moving Forward” soundtracks 2010
Story Telling Festival Sound Instillation 2010
Broken Parts LP – 2010
BPM “Bollywood Backlash” - 2010
“Sindoor” Film Score -2009 (Nominated for a Leo Award)
Monarch “live”-2008
BPM “Banyen Roots” EP -2008
“Fierce Light” Film Score - 2008
Broken Parts “EP” -2006
Raffi “Resisto Dancing” -2006
Green Samurai Clan “Elemental Spheres” -2006
Reclaiming (youth recording project) -2006
“Lost Approval” Film Score - 2005
Satya -2005
Damage Control “Elucidate” -2005
River Rhythms (youth recording project) –2005
Across Words (youth recording project) -2005
Sunskript -2005
Lost Tribes of the Sun “Renewal”-2004
Shane Koyczan “American Pie” -2004
Green Samurai Clan “Invisible Dragon” -2003
Laluna Production “Small Planet” -2003
Rupix Kube -2002
Tanya Tagaq Gillis “Debut” -2001
Supna -2001

Performance Art​​​​​​​​​​


Choreographer, Actor, Dancer, Poet and Musician

Urban Ink “Dialogues” – Vancouver 2010

Nucleus
-Vancouver Folk Festival – Vancouver 2005-2007
-Mountain Beats Festival- Revelstoke 2007
-Parade of Lost Souls -Vancouver 2000-2007
-Fusion Festival- Germany 2006
-Oregon Country Fair- Oregon 2006
-Vancouver International Writers Festival- Vancouver 2006
-Shambala Electronic Music Fest. –Nelson BC 2006
-Cabaret L’Amour Fou- Vancouver 2006
-First Night- Surrey 2006
-“The Other Side” Oracle Gathering- Seattle 2006
-Wandering Angels Lantern Festival- Surrey 2006
-Alberta’s Centennial Celebration – Calgary 2005
-Invision Electronic Music Festival –Sunshine Coast 2005
-First Night -Vancouver 2001-2005
-Beats without Borders -Vancouver 2004
-Faeries and Fools –Sunshine Coast 2004
-Illuminaries Lantern Festival -Vancouver 2000-2004
-Akbal –Vancouver 2003
-Street Performers Festival -Edmonton AB 2003
-Day in Tune -Lund BC 2003
-Mount Washington Resort –Vancouver Island 2003
-Burnaby Lights Festival –Burnaby 2000-2003
-Under the Volcano –North Vancouver 2000-2001
-Shambala Electronic Music Festival –Nelson BC 2001