Project Description


The Human Radio – In-Person Performance

The Human Radio will take you on a journey of sound exploring anatomy, geography and culture. Let’s investigate the brilliant design of our auditory and aural systems that allow us to create and listen to music. Through body percussion and beatboxing, Rup demonstrates and teaches how the human form is indeed a musical instrument. With a mix of hip hop, blues and bhangra, Rup’s show tunes into the themes of home, identity, culture, justice, dignity and celebration.

Raise your V.O.I.C.E (Vocalize Our Inner Creative Expressions) – In-Person Workshop 

Students will explore vocal percussion and the art of live looping to co-create original music that utilizes the voice of each participant. Live looping is a new way to create music; it is the recording, layering and playback of music created in real time using loop station technology. Rup will teach the basics of beatboxing as well as Indian vocal percussion to give audiences an understanding of what he likes to call the “tongue drum”. The group will create improvised, spontaneous compositions where listening to each other and utilizing each others’ differences is the key.

In-Person Booking Inquiry

Curriculum Connections

Cross-Curricular Connections

Equity & Inclusion

Experiential Learning


Booking Details

School Fee: $854 +HST
Audience Size: 600
Grades: K-12

Workshop Fee: $854+ HST (half-day); $1652.00 + HST (full day)
Audience Size: 30
Grades: K-12

Language: English, Punjabi
Availability: Limited Run – April 2021

Teacher Resources


Coming in September 2020

About Ruploops

Rup Sidhu 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. Inspired by folk and classical forms of music, his expressions can range from groove oriented hip hop, to fusions of classical ragas to remixes of vintage bollywood. Rup has taught musical programs in universities, public schools and communities throughout Canada, USA, UK and India.