Rupa & the April Fishes - Photo by Judith Burrows

Rupa & The April Fishes Begin North American and European 2009 Tour

Rupa & the April Fishes - Photo by Judith Burrows
Rupa & the April Fishes – Photo by Judith Burrows
Rupa & The April Fishes will be touring North America and Europe in the next weeks. Rupa & The April Fishes are specialists in crossing borders and building bridges musically, and that is exactly what they do on their newly released  album Este Mundo. The messages on Este Mundo come from the real life experiences and travels of the band and lead singer Rupa, who is a practicing physician by day in a San Francisco hospital.

The record addresses many issues including life, love, art, death and the real and artificial divisions that keep us apart. By mixing musical elements of Gypsy swing, Colombian cumbia, French chanson and Indian ragas the band achieves a sound that effortlessly blurs the boundaries of genre and geography. According to lead singer Rupa, “este mundo is a collection of sounds and songs highlighting life’s accidental beauty and surging joy as well as their inexorable partner: human suffering.”

Buy Rupa and the April Fishes’ recordings:

Tour Dates

NORTH AMERICA
10-28 San Francisco, CA Amoeba SF
10-29 San Francisco, CA The Mezzanine
11-04 San Diego, CA The Loft, UCSD
11-05 Tijuana, Mexico El Lugar del Nopal
11-06 Los Angeles, CA The Mint
11-09 Burlington, VT Parima
11-11 Cambridge, MA The Regattabar
11-13 Brooklyn, NY The Bell House
11-15 Montreal, Quebec L’Astral

EUROPE
18-11 Paris, France La Boule Noire
20-11 Rotterdam, Netherlands WMDC
22-11 Amsterdam, Netherlands Bitterzoet
24-11 London, UK Cargo
25-11 Antwerpen, Belgium De Roma
26-11 Gent, Belgium De Centrale
27-11 Roeselaere, Belgium De Spil
28-11 Turnhout, Belgium De Warande
29-11 Leopoldsburg, Belgium Cultureel Centrum

Author: World Music Central News Department

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