Sun 13 May 2007
Yes, yes! Tonight! I’ve written about Rupa and the April Fishes previously on this blog. They graced Los Angeles with their presence in March 2007 (part of the Por la Frontera Tour from San Francisco to Tijuana). Here’s a personal quote from Rupa (who’s also a resident physician in internal medicine at UCSF and sees firsthand the struggles of immigrants through their health experiences):
This tour was inspired by several patients i met working at sf general, immigrants who came to health care too late in their disease process for fear of being deported. it struck me as messed up that a policy could alienate someone from their own sense of health so much that they would not seek help when they knew they needed it.
Below and above are two videos I’ve uploaded from the show at Temple Bar, Santa Monica, in March. They’ll make you want to dance all burlesque and stuff. Disclaimer — these videos were taken on an it’s-getting-up-there-in-age digital camera (not a videocamera) and I kept running out of memory so I wasn’t able to capture the whole songs (but nost of them).
Ok, so meet us there! Hotel Cafe, 1623 1/2 North Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles. 7pm! We can all hang with the band afterwards, groupie style :>
- SUPER fun video from their Extraordinary Rendition cd release party at the Independent in SF.
- Rupa and the April Fishes MySpace page.
- Rupa and the April Fishes website.