Suba Sankaran


Suba "Sniper Shot" Sankaran is the top soprano in Retrocity. She carries a torch for fashions circa 1984 (especially the Madonna "look") and is still the reigning, world-renowned Queen of Misheard Lyrics. I shaved a cold leg with a lonely satellite, indeed.

DORA award-winning, JUNO-nominated Suba has effortlessly combined musical worlds and crosses genres, performing across North America, Europe and Asia with Autorickshaw, Trichy Sankaran, FreePlay Duo and others. Performance highlights include performing for Peter Gabriel, Nelson Mandela and Bishop Tutu.

Suba is in demand as a choral director, arranger, educator and composer. She has produced music for theatre, film, radio and dance. Highlights include collaborations with Deepa Mehta and the CBC.  Suba is currently artist-in-residence at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts and co-chair of the JUNO World Music Committee.

Her voice can be heard on numerous film soundtracks, albums and jingles.


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