After 9 years of touring around the globe with their high-energy music, Rupa returns to the stage with an emphasis of the intimate combining compositions for a string quartet coupled with her band, The April Fishes.
Offering a live musical experience that is broad and spell-binding, the expanded band will be touring with the release of Rupa's fifth album OVALwhich will be available internationally late summer 2015.
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RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES ON TOUR
TOUR PERIOD EUROPE 2015
15-27 September 2015
Other dates on request.
Travelling party: 9 (8 on stage)
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VIDEOS - BUILD // WEEDS // METAMORPHOSIS
NEW ALBUM - OVAL
Working together with composer/arranger Mark Orton (Tin Hat, composer for film Nebraska), the songs on OVAL lay bare the raw lyricism of Rupa’s melodies while adding the rhythmic and harmonic depth of Orton’s arrangements, which were rendered impeccably by Grammy-nominated Quartet San Francisco and producer/bassist Todd Sickafoose (Ani DiFranco, Andrew Bird).
Listenable and approachable, OVAL showcases the dynamic range of Rupa’s songwriting, with compositions in French, English and Hindi and styles as diverse as waltz, tango, sea shanty, ghazal, and folk rock all cohesively brought together by Orton’s cinematic approach and the singular warmth of Rupa’s voice. The collection includes a timeless version of Rupa’s tantalizing slow milonga written in honor of the urge to merge, “Maintenant,” a heart-rending recording of a love song in a time of loss, “Wishful Thinking,” and a haunting cover of classic ghazal “Woh Kagaz Ki Kashti” by the late Jagjit Singh.
In addition to collaborator Todd Sickafoose, who produced OVAL with Rupa and the last Rupa & the April Fishes release BUILD (2012), the lineup on this album includes the Quartet San Francisco, JHNO on duduk, Ben Goldberg on clarinet, Allison Miller on drums, Jonathan Goldberger and Adam Levy on guitar, Rob Reich on accordion and Prasant Radhakrishnan on carnatic saxophone.
Rupa will be available September 16-27th to present these luscious arrangements in Europe.
RUPA & THE APRIL FISHES
OVAL - LIVE IN 2015
Crafting a sound that is uniquely their own through the mash-up of musical styles
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