Rupa and the April Fishes are a San Francisco-based world music band. Blending French cafe music, Latin rhythms, and a vintage cabaret vibe with various world influences, Rupa and the April Fishes hit the world music scene with their 2008 debut CD,eXtraOrdinary rendition (Cumbancha Records), and have spent the last two years wowing audiences across the country with their exciting live shows.
Rupa and the April Fishes is headed up by singer/songwriter Rupa Marya. Born in the United States to Indian parents, Marya lived in San Francisco, India, and Southern France during her childhood. She developed strong views on cultures and how they relate to personal identities, and these views are expressed in many of her song lyrics.