Monday, September 15, 2008

Rupa & The April Fishes song "poder" featured on NPR's Song of the Day

In a world defined by lines that separate one group of people from another, "Poder" explores the forces that can cross the U.S.-Mexico border: The fish can, the wind can and money can, but "pero yo no" — "I cannot." The music crosses its own borders, falling somewhere between the smoky club and the joyful street parade. It's filled with strings, horns, accordion, call-and-response cries of "Si puede" and the voice of Marya herself, sounding like sips of hot coffee with bites of spiced cake, dancing happily on the tongue and in the ears.
- Clair Blaustein

read the full story and listen to the song here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=94554077

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