Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rupa & The April Fishes Release Their Highly Anticipated Sophomore Album "este mundo" Today!

este mundo is available today in North America and will be released on November 9th in the rest of the world. On tour this fall!

Sample and purchase este mundo now on

Called "one of the hottest emerging acts" by Time OutRupa & The April Fishes are specialists in crossing borders and building bridges musically, and that is exactly what they do on their new 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."

"French, Latin and any number of Gypsy-adjacent influences course through their mix with a pleasantly 'San Franciscan'  kind of flourish. A little like riding with the top down in a double-decker bus, careening through seven or eight crowded ethnic neighborhoods, each one in the middle of a massive street party." - LA WEEKLY

"If their debut reflected the Bush regime, Este Mundo seems to reflect the optimism of a new era." - EVENING STANDARD

"at the cutting edge of world music... an ingenious mix." - THE LIST

"What drives this whip-smart artist and her five mixed race band mates is a need to engage and stimulate in ways that get people hoping and thinking." - SONGLINES

Connect with Rupa & The April Fishes

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

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

For more information visit cumbancha.com/rupa

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