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Ruby Singh

Thrilled to announce Ruby Singh, the award-winning artist from Vancouver, BC, showcasing his genre-defying talent at the Midsummer Festival. With roots in the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh Nations, Singh’s music, poetry, and film seamlessly blend traditional and contemporary sounds. Honored with the Lieutenant Governor’s Jubilee Award and a Juno nomination, witness the visionary artistry of Ruby Singh and be captivated by his unique blend of cultural influences at the festival.

Singh’s offering are wide ranging and expansive from ambient audio-visual worlds of the Polyphonic Garden to Jhalaak, a Sufi hip hop album made alongside Manganiyar musicians recorded in the clay huts of the Thar desert in Rajasthan India, reinterpreting 13th century Sufi poetry. Vox.infold, an a cappella project bringing together the sounds of Inuit, Indigenous, Black and South Asian voices that has been met with critical acclaim. RupLoops, a solo live looping project that is a highly engaging, interactive experience using vocal percussion, rhythmic rhymes and an arsenal of eclectic instruments from around the globe. The Future Ancestors a blues and soul infused live hip hop project; kraKIN a more-than-human collaboration that brings together a boom-bap menagerie of banging Westcoast flora, fauna, and fungi. Singh believes in art’s ability to reimagine futures, to repurpose aesthetic freedoms toward civil and environmental justice.

“A visionary artist … blending the technological world with art, social and environmental causes … Singh’s work reveals a new, malleable reality  that is long overdue.” 

CBC Radio Canada

“Mesmerizing, vibrant … Singh isn’t just crossing genres, he’s stadling astral planes”

Globe and Mail

“Ruby Singh keeps on dropping dynamic sonic experiments” 

Vancouver Sun