Rupa and the April Fishes re-'BUILD'


The ethereal San Francisco global fusion band released this video for the title track of its new album, BUILD, last week. Tonight (Fri/9) it plays an album release show at the Great American Music Hall.

Known for blending different cultural styles of music and languages, Rupa and the April Fishes spent years creating BUILD, a follow-up to 2009's Este Mundo, traveling the world during the process, and touring via bicycle -- and those global influences are felt throughout the record, along with a sociopolitical edge. Earlier this year she told us, "In the wake of where we find ourselves right now, economically, sociopolitically, we can't wait for someone to hand us the reality we want. We have to build it, we have to create it."

Rupa and the April Fishes
With Black Nature Band, the Glasses 
Fri/9, 9pm, $17.50
Great American Music Hall
859 O'Farrell, SF 

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