“Mesmerizing, vibrant … Singh isn’t just crossing genres, he’s straddling astral planes” – Globe and Mail
Long time ISF favourite Ruby Singh – fresh off his 2023 JUNO Nomination now presents Ruby Singh and the Future Ancestors. Also featuring multiple ISF alumni: acclaimed soul musician Khari Wendell McClelland, Juno Award winning Gord Grdina oud/guitarist, and legendary folk/indie/free jazz drummer Kenton Loewen.
Ruby Singh is a descendant of the land of five rivers and the Moon itself, with Rajput lineage from the edge of the Thar desert. The Future Ancestors come together to conjure sonic remedies to heal, guide and inspire the spirits of our kin, both known and unknown, seen and unseen. From celestial to terrestrial, spanning ancient realms into what’s to come, the Future Ancestors kick up stardust from the shelves of our spirits to bring joy into these trying times.
Ruby Singh has assembled yet another formidable crew with long intertwined destinies to undertake these visions; Khari Wendell McClelland and Holly Eccleston who will bring deep soul and harmony with their gift of song; the JUNO Award winning talents of Gord Grdina on oud and guitar; holding down the rhythm section are the phenomenal Kenton Loewen on drums, typewriters, dried flowers and glass bottles with the deep grooves of Pete Schmitt on bass; Paul Finlay crossfades and scratches like a painter across a canvas.
We are so proud to present this as an ISF+ event with Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.
Venue: Shadbolt Centre of the Arts (Studio Theatre)