San Francisco's global agit-pop group Rupa & The April Fishes will perform at The Bell House in Brooklyn during the second installment of "Is America part of the World?" This is an adventurous music series that aims to challenge the way we think about "American" and "World" music with artists that are home-bred and world-traveled. Rupa & The April Fishes will be performing songs from their forthcoming album, este mundo, which is due out on Cumbancha on October 27th. The show will test every listener to the rethink their personal definition of "American" and "World" music.
Rupa & 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. Rupa & The April Fishes have been described as "one of the hottest emerging acts" by Time Out. They mix in elements of Gypsy swing, Colombian cumbia, French chanson and Indian ragas for a sound that effortlessly blurs the boundaries of genre and geography. In Brooklyn, Rupa & The April Fishes will be performing with Brooklyn-based Nation Beat, whose original fusion sound is a mix of Brazilian drumming, bluegrass, funk and country blues.
Utne Reader is featuring a track from Rupa & The April Fishes new album, este mundo, click here and scroll down to download the song.
WHO: RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES with Nation Beat and DJ Pepe.
WHAT: "Is America part of the World?" is an adventurous music series that aims to challenge the way we think about "American" and "World" music with artists that are home-bred and world-traveled.
WHEN: Friday, November 13th- 8:00 pm
WHERE: THE BELL HOUSE
149 7th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215