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eXtraOrdinary rendition

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(San Francisco)
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Maintenent
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Poder
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C'est pas d'lamour
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Un americaine a Paris
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La pecheuse
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Mal de mer
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Les abeilles
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Plus que moi
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Not So Easy
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La peinture
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Yaad
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Wishful Thinking
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 52:33

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never not the right thing

smartyboots

Rupa and The April Fishes play a winning combination of gypsy jazz and French cafe music that I never, ever skip over when it comes up on my ipod.

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Truly global mashup SF-based sound

M5400hp

I can't stop listening to these guys. Reccommeded to me by my friend Heather, she immediately grasped the uniqueness and freshness of their sound. How can I describe it? Rousing traveling circus meets hypnotic Parisian cafe' results in intoxicating world music. Whatever...it's great. Check it out.

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lovely..

arunchemba

i love pink martini. i wanted to find similar artists like pink martini and emusic pointed to me rupa and april. music is very nice. can listen in car..can listen during afternoons..can listen during night..probably more :) pleasantly surprised/proud that the singer is of indian origin !

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just gets better

inlakech

the other day i was thinking how lovely it would be to find music that i could listen to over and over again and not get tired of it...well i finally found at least one album that has me quite content..it seems to morph through time..every time i listen to it it changes..it metamorphisizes into something different...download...enjoy...and thank the great spirit that creativity and true originality still exists:)

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simply wow

zasu

amazing music, amazing voice, amazingly fun. the band and songs are such a wonderful mix of languages, styles and cultures. great to listen to, but i bet they put on a great show too.

They Say All Music Guide

It tends to be the case that the more motley the crew performing on an album, the more motley the music. And yet, there are times and groups that mix their divergent backgrounds and instruments perfectly. California seems to be a breeding ground for this type of successful fusion (War and Ozomatli, for example). Here, a collective of musicians from San Francisco combine for a series of songs in French, Spanish, English, and Hindi, all under the leadership of multiculturalist (and doctor) Rupa Marya. The songs seem to be based mostly in French traditions, but with a twist. Chanson has a hold on much of the proceedings, but there are shanties thrown in, political protest songs and sentiments throughout, and a soft, flowing Spanish delivery that can be pulled out when chanson isn’t enough for the moment. The key here is in the modernization of the old sounds, though. An Argentine milonga may form the base of a piece, but a thumping guitar riff keeps it fresh. A gentle French love song is kept awake by a shimmering violin straight out of a Piazzolla composition. Although Rupa is at the front of the band throughout, it’s probably the instrumentalists who contribute the bulk of the sound, with accordions, string jazz, and an occasional cello riff forming not only the foundation for the music, but much of the ornamentation. This is contemporary art music, elements of world music, jam bands, and street music thrown in for good measure. Maybe a bit too eclectic for some listeners, but certainly eclectic enough to keep the average jaded listener intrigued. – Adam Greenberg

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