We are so happy we were turned on to this amazing woman and her fabulous band. We happened upon Rupa in the Calendar section of the LA Times. They are hard to categorize, which is a good thing in my opinion. Maybe Gogol Bordello-ish only much more subtle.
It seems to be getting harder and harder these days to find truly good music. Today's music is more of a product, where yesterday's was more of an art. Rupa and The April Fishes definitely falls into the latter category. After we read about her in the paper, I looked online to see where they might be playing. As good fortune would have it, we found they were playing only about an hour from us in San Diego.
I'm almost housebound due to a chronic illness, so my husband and some good friends went to see them. He and our friends said they were amazing and are looking forward to their return to this area. Ck them out on You Tube and then read about them in Wikipedia. Rupa herself is a doctor, a professor, speaks several languages and is truly a renaissance woman!