Rupert Common

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Rupert Common is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator from Turtle Island. He lives on un-ceded, Coast Salish Territory (Vancouver, B.C, Canada), and leads a free-lance lifestyle devoted to art and culture. He studies and trains in street-dance, rap, improvisation, music theory, guitar, piano and voice. His background in English Literature, theatre, comedy and improv inform his approach to stage and street performance.

He studies and trains in street-dance, rap, improvisation, music theory, guitar, piano and voice. His background in English Literature, theatre, comedy and improv inform his approach to stage and street performance.

He has reached the finals for Vancouver Poetry Slam, co-hosted the Vancouver Street Dance Festival, featured at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, performed at the CFL player-awards ceremony, toured with Project Soul Company across B.C., and headlined for Canada’s premier rap battle league.

As a community volunteer, he works with Streetrich Hip-Hop society, organizing events and helping with group projects. On his own time, he curates the One Movement Variety Show (OMVS), which features music dance and activism.

Rupert designs his own posters using darkroom photography mixed with collage stylings and handwritten fonts. This aesthetic is visible on his debut album “Pre-Apocalyptic Rap-Poetry” (Prod. by Bagoly). Released in June 2017, the album is 12 songs long and took four years to complete. Work has begun on his second LP that is a blend of acoustic guitar, beatbox, and vocals and is best described as “Folk-Hop.”

 

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