Rupa & The April Fishes

Album Release Show!

Rupa & The April Fishes

Barrio Manouche

Fri · April 26, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$22 adv / $25 door

This event is all ages

Rupa & The April Fishes
Rupa & The April Fishes
Rupa and the April Fishes create a sound that pulsates with the pluralism of Bay Area culture, celebrating life and the art of resistance through a wide musical palette that pulls from over a decade of playing street parties, festivals and symphonic concerts through 29 countries with songs in 5 languages. Under the direction of composer, frontwoman, activist and physician Rupa, the band creates a live experience which is a manifestation of a world beyond nations, where the heart of humanity beats louder than anything that divides us. With several albums that have topped world music charts in the US, Canada and Europe, the band returns home to San Fransisco to release their much anticipated sixth album Growing Upward featuring special guests Todd Sickafoose on bass, Andrew Borger on drums, Marco Benevento on organ and Xaxli’p First Nation composer Deanna Gestrin. Chronicling sounds and stories of voices at the margins, moving between deeply personal and political, these songs sing to the tender power of love and the force of hope that lies within transformation. The album features artwork by a longtime collaborator, the San Francisco-based artivist and muralist, Mona Caron.
Barrio Manouche
Barrio Manouche
San Francisco-based acoustic ensemble performs a repertoire of original compositions with an emotionally charged sound that is difficult to classify yet instantly recognizable. The group’s international roots shine brightly in their music with members from Spain, Quebec, France, Brazil and California and deeply influenced by a range of musical
traditions.

Barrio Manouche has been recognized for its surprise concerts, innovative style, complex technique, and their passion for their musical improvisations. With latest collaborations including French Flamenco dancer Fanny Ara, African sacred dance by Brazilian dancer Emaye Ama Mizani, as well as Colombian singer Iván Rondón, Barrio Manouche plays what is perhaps the truest definition of World Music.
Barrio Manouche is taking their audience on a magical journey, with a unique fusion of cultures and musical backgrounds, an auditory and visual feast like no others.

“Barrio Manouche makes magical acoustic music mashed together from all corners of the globe — a new form of Americana, if you will, where flamenco guitar drifts above
Brazilian beats, clashing with Gypsy-jazz melodies. It could very well qualify as Americana in another decade or two. Or maybe its rich, gorgeous blend of acoustic Latin-French jazz will always remain distinctly Barrio Manouche.”
— Aaron Carnes
Venue Information:
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA, 94110
http://www.thechapelsf.com