RupLoops’ new interactive show, The Human Radio , will take you on a journey of sound, exploring anatomy, geography and culture. (YouTube)

Beatboxing and bhangra with a touch of education

Teck Family Series starts Sunday with a fusion of beatboxing, bhangra and live looping.

Trail and District Arts Council kicks off the Teck Family Series on Sunday, Oct. 15 with a fusion of beatboxing, bhangra and live-looping.

RupLoops’ new interactive show, The Human Radio, will take you on a journey of sound, exploring anatomy, geography and culture.

Through body percussion and beatboxing, Rup demonstrates and teaches how the body is a musical instrument, exploring how it allows us to create and listen to music.

With a mix of hip-hop, blues and bhangra, The Human Radio tunes into themes of home, identity, culture, justice, dignity and celebration.

Using live-looping, and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe, Rup creates a pulsating, entertaining, and engaging musical experience.

Executive Director, Nadine Tremblay, says, “At the Bailey Theatre, our family shows are fun, educational and a good overall introduction to live performance art. This year’s season includes beatboxing, ballet, circus, science and storytelling. Why not bring the whole family out to experience some live theatre together.”

Rupinder Sidhu, aka RupLoops (roop-loops), is a vocal percussionist and rhythmic rhymer, from Vancouver. A gifted performer and educator, with a deep passion for intercultural sounds, Rup has shared stages with Chugge Khan, Rajasthan Josh, Tanya Tagaq, Shane Koyczan, Delhi 2 Dublin, Michael Franti, and Jeet Thayil. Rupinder’s other work includes contemporary fusions of classical ragas; scores for the National Film Board of Canada; remixes of vintage Bollywood tunes; and experimental compositions for dance and theatre productions.

Rup has facilitated and taught musical programs in universities, public schools, youth prisons, and communities throughout Canada, USA, UK, and India.

Local beatboxer Finn Kinghorn will be sharing his skills as he opens for this fantastic show.

The Teck Family Series shows are recommended for families with kids aged 5-10. The series also includes Motus O Dance Theatre’s Petrouchka, Mr. Fish the science, magic and circus guy, and Story Theatre’s Rumpelstiltskin — all on Sundays at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. Series Passes are only $40. And a family of four pass is $144. Single tickets for individual shows are $15.

For a complete list of acts, dates and times please visit our events calendar at www.trail-arts.com.

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