The Skagway Arts Council is excited to bring the unique talents of hip-hop artist and educator RupLoops (Rup Sidhu) to the Eagles Hall No. 25 Theatre at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19. RupLoops’ performance is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Rup is an interdisciplinary artist, musician, producer and composer. In his shows, he commands an impressive looping station that he uses to record and build multilayered compositions on the spot by incorporating sound bites from the audience, various instruments, vocal percussion and lyrical rhymes. His sound salutes old-school hip-hop while integrating multicultural influences from across the globe.

The energy Rup brings to his shows has been described as “exhilarating and infectious.” He not only makes music but shares his art, his methods and his passion with the audience. By using both audio and visual elements in his production, his performance crosses the line from a show to an experience.

Rup Sidhu has shared stages with a diverse range of talented artists including Michael Franti, Delhi2Dublin and Raffi. He has performed across the U.S. and Canada at high-caliber events like the Vancouver Folk Festival, World Body Percussion Festival in Toronto, and the Oregon County Fair.

Passion for musical education has led Rup to develop and teach musical programs in universities, public schools, youth prisons and communities. You can find out more about Rup’s unique style and passion for music on his website, www.ruploops.com.

The performance will start at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Eagles Hall Theatre on Broadway at 6th Avenue. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Skagway Arts Council, $6 for students/seniors, or $20 for families.

The Skagway Arts Council offers scholarships for a variety of art endeavors. If you are a year-round Skagway resident and would like financial assistance buying or repairing an instrument, purchasing art supplies or wanting to pursue classes, don’t hesitate to apply for funding. Forms are simple to fill out and can be found at: skagwayartscouncil.blogspot.com

And welcome to all returning and new board members. The annual membership meeting in September brought with it several new faces that will be working to bring fresh performances to Skagway over the upcoming year. Board members are: Donna Griffard, Kathy Wassman, Sara Kinjo-Hischer, Becky McGill, Pam Joy, Andrew Nadon, Reuben Cash, Sarah Cash and Janet Libbert. If you ever have questions about activities or suggestions, please feel free to reach out to any of us or email skagwayartscouncil@gmail.com.

Submitted by Skagway Arts Council