New Video and Tour From Rupa & the April Fishes
June 10, 2011 — 


"Combining the sensual lyricism of Latin American nueva trova with the rhythmic punch of cumbia and the theatricality of cabaret, the April Fishes' sound is ecstatic and powerfully evocative."  - LA TIMES

Rupa & the April Fishes, the celebrated border smashing, genre bending multicultural agitators, are heading to the road this summer for an extensive tour which includes shows at outdoor festivals, hip clubs, and close knit community events. Since their last North American tour, The April Fishes have developed a new bodies of music pulling from roots traditions and continue to hone their craft of cohesive storytelling through music in this world where cultures and ideas are in increasingly paradoxical and striking relationship to each other. 

To celebrate their tour, the band has released a beautiful and haunting video for "este mundo", the title track to their most recent album on the Cumbancha label. Directed by Bay Area film maker Eddie Ringer, the video has already been featured on the front of YouTube's music page.

Rupa and the band are committed to finding and hearing cracks and fissures in dominant culture where, like vegetation reclaiming the concrete jungle, vital creativity meets and struggles with the most desperate of circumstance. To this end, the group's next year will include a musical journey to the global south where the band will collaborate with street visual artists, filmmakers, activists, farmers, teachers, healers and storytellers. More information about this adventure coming soon.

Rupa & the April Fishes are building a movement where sound both reflects and sparks the urgency of cultural oppression.

June, 17 Weaverville, CA
June, 18 Boonville, CA
June, 19 Ashland, OR
June, 21 Portland, OR
June, 23 Seattle, WA
June, 24 Vancouver, BC
June, 25 Victoria, BC
July, 06 Ann Arbor, MI
July, 07 Chicago, IL
July, 08 Detroit, MI
July, 09 London, ON
July, 10 London, ON
July, 12 Northampton, MA
July, 13 Burlington, VT
July, 14 Marlboro, NY
July, 15 Boston, MA
July, 16 Brooklyn, NY
July, 17 Philadelphia, PA
July, 21 Austin, TX
July, 22 San Antonio, TX
July, 23 Marfa, TX
July, 24 El Paso, TX
July, 25 Albuquerque, NM
July, 27 Tijuana, MX
July, 28 Los Angeles, CA
July, 29 Pasadena, CA
July, 30 San Rafael, CA
Aug, 25 San Francisco, CA
Aug, 26 San Francisco, CA
Aug, 27 Oakland, CA
Aug, 27 Oakland, CA
Sept, 05 Big Sur, CA

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