RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES
"Category-defying, pan-everything, all-musical-points-of-the-compass outfit...surprising and delightful. eXtraOrdinary rendition crackles with energy and seethes with vivid splashes of colour. Sung in French, Spanish and English, it has a likable ability to simultaneously stimulate and soothe, its aromatic melange of sounds throwing up surprise after surprise in a free-wheeling, all-inclusive fashion that intoxicates with every note.”
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.