LAPIS Live at VCD!

VCD is happy to introduce LAPIS as one of our talented duos to perform at this year’s VCD festival.

LAPIS live

The Vancouver fusion duo of MOHAMED ASSANI and RUP SIDHU coincidentally met while playing a Diwali festival. Rup with his bhangra, dancehall, hip hop act, and Banyen Roots; and Mohamed performing Indian Classical music on the Sitar . They each thought, “Hmmmm……What’s he doing over there? It sounds interesting.” Their paths crossed again a few months later when they collaborated on a sound track for the National Film Board and thus began their creative adventure. Their mutual love of live music and improvisation forms the basis for their music.


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