The 9th annual HULLABALOO FINALS NIGHT will determine which of the top-ranked teams has takes home the fabled Billy Sharkspeare Trophy!
Ruby Singh will start the evening with a feature set of his remarkable multidisciplinary spoken word. Then the top four teams from the preliminary bouts will face off against each other with the 2019 Hullabaloo team championship (and the Billy Sharkspeare Trophy) at stake!
Doors: 7:30 PM / Start: 8:00 PM / VPL Central Branch: Alice MacKay Room
Doors at 7:00 PM
Start at 8:00 PM
ARTIST BIO: RUBY SINGH
Ruby Singh is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer and composer. Specializing in vocal percussion and live looping, his sound blends the rhythms of poetry and spoken word with a dynamic range of cultural hybridity. Inspired by folk and classical forms of music from around the world, his musical expressions range from groove oriented hip hop beats, to contemporary fusions of classical ragas; scores for the National Film Board of Canada and experimental compositions for dance and theatre productions. In addition to working over the past eight years as a guest curator with Indian Summer Festival and the City of Vancouver, Ruby has facilitated and taught musical programs in universities, public schools, youth prisons, and communities throughout Canada, USA, UK, and India. Rup has produced fourteen albums with emerging artists, including American Pie, Shane Koyzan’s debut release. Current collaborative projects include: Aluma Sound, Ruby Singh and the Future Ancestors, and Jhalaak. Ruby’s solo live looping show, RupLoops, has toured over 500 locations across Canada.
Ruby has shared stages with and performed alongside Chugge Khan, Rajasthan Josh, Tanya Tagaq, Shane Koyzan, Delhi2Dublin, Michael Franti, and Raffi to name a few. Performance highlights include the Jaipur Literarature Festival (Jaipur, India), Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Aga Khan Museum (Toronto, Canada), World Body Percussion Festival (Toronto, Canada), Globalqurque (New Mexico, USA), Indian Summer Festival (Vancouver, Canada), Mehndi, Masala, Musti (Toronto, Canada), Stern Grove Festival (San Francisco, USA), Shambhala Music Festival (Canada), Vancouver International Children’s Festival, Vancouver International Storytelling Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, New Forms Festival (Vancouver, Canada), Oregon Country Fair (Eugene, USA), Fete de la Musique (Berlin, Germany), Fusion Festival (Berlin, Germany).
The Vancouver Poetry House respectfully recognizes that our series events take place on the traditional and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) nations. We recognize that colonial violence led to the creation of Vancouver, and how that allows our organization to exist. We aim to always be cognizant of who is represented on our stages, and to do what we can to reach out to communities who are underrepresented thereupon.
The VPL Central Branch has elevators to reach the downstairs rooms where the Hullabaloo events are being held. There are wheelchair accessible bathrooms. For more details, refer to their list of facilities (http://www.vpl.ca/location/
This event is a scent-reduced space. To assist us in our goal of increased access, please be aware of our attempt to reduce the impact of personal scented products (perfumes, scented oils, etc) in our festival spaces.