Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rupa & the April Fishes create music that defies easy categorization. Their two albums, eXtraOrdinary rendition and este mundo, echo with influences of French chanson, Argentinean tango, Gypsy swing, American folk, Latin cumbias, and even Indian ragas. Their raucous and inviting performances have made them internationally renown, with strong followings throughout the world.
eXtraOrdinary rendition CD Release Party at The Independent in San Francisco, California.
video by Paul Waters
Live performance of "La Rose" by Rupa & the April Fishes from Festival International in Lafayette, Louisiana.
"La Rose" can be found on the 2009 release Este Mundo on Cumbancha
This song is dedicated to those who have lost their lives in perilous journeys around the world in search of a better way of life for themselves and their families, as well as to the ones who are left behind. Peace and respect along the way. . .
From the 2009 release Este Mundo on Cumbancha
Drums Aaron Kierbel
Trumpet Ara Anderson
Guitar and voice Rupa Marya
Lyrics and composition by Rupa Marya
Sound engineering by Oz Fritz http://oz-mix.blogspot.com/
Video directed by Eddie Ringer http://thedeadringer.com/
Producer - Garrett DeLorm
Creative Strategist - Scott McFadden
With their second album, este mundo (this world), Rupa & the April Fishes hold up a carnival mirror to life and present a warped, humorous and occasionally disquieting reflection. Sequestered beneath Rupa’s infectious and captivating melodies are thought-provoking themes that address life, love, art, death and the real and artificial divisions that keep us apart.
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Rupa & the April Fishes create music that defies easy categorization. Their debut album, eXtraOrdinary rendition, echoes with influences of classic French chanson, Argentinean tango, Gypsy swing, American folk, Latin cumbias, and even hints of Indian ragas.