Stage and Studio on 11/27/12

Stage and Studio
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Tue, 11/27/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Rupa and the April Fishes

Join Guest Producer and Host Sarika Mehta for a special on gifted singer and activist Rupa Marya, the lead vocalist and director of Rupa and the April Fishes. Their music encompasses elements of jazz, blues, klezmer, folk amongst others, with songs in Spanish, French and English. Rupa herself was born in India, grew up in France and San Francisco, and uses her music to give voice to her experiences.

While Rupa is also a medical doctor. She took a hiatus from medicine last year to develop their latest album, Build. Build was released this past year, inspired by uprisings around the world including the Occupy movements, Tahrir Square, Chilean student riots and the economic difficulties in Greece.

While they were on tour in Portland last month, Rupa Marya joined Sarika Mehta at KBOO to discuss the Build tour, and specifically, an upcoming 6-week stay in India to promote awareness on the devasting issue of farmer suicides.

Tune in for the last 'Making Change' special on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 11 am on Stage and Studio to hear the interview and music!  

'Making Change' features and specials highlighted individuals and groups making cultural and social change and it was funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and individual donors. 

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