As an artist, Ruby Singh is hard to pin down.
The Juno-nominated, Vancouver-based rapper, film composer, poet, visual artist and photographer uses an array of media to explore his multifaceted interests.
“A lot of my projects end up sounding very different, but there is a through line,” Singh says over the phone. “The intersection of justice and the arts has always been something where my life has overlapped — whether that’s looking at climate justice or social justice.”
Winnipeg Folk Festival attendees will be able to experience at least two of his creative personas.
Singh takes up residence at the family-oriented Chickadee Big Top this weekend at the festival, which runs tonight through Sunday at Birds Hill Park, while also entertaining an older audience during concert and workshop appearances at Snowberry Field and Green Ash on Sunday.
A professional musician for 20-plus years, Singh started making music for kids more …