RUPA & the APRIL FISHES - Live Outdoors in San Rafael

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2012 Summer Nights Festival of Outdoor Concerts

Euro-Gypsy-Cultural-Fusion Night at the Osher Marin JCC

Rupa and the April Fishes

Music, Dinners, Cocktails, Picnics, Dancing, Playground

Sat, July 14, 2012 @ 7pm

“Creating music that defies categorization”

Rupa and the April Fishes  return to Swig Field for the second of five Saturday night outdoor family friendly concerts as part of the 2012 Summer Nights Festival at the Osher Marin JCC. Cultural fusion with a strong Euro-Gypsy feel, the San Francisco Bay Area band creates
music that defies easy categorization with influences of French chanson, Argentinean tango, Gypsy swing, American folk, Latin cumbias, and even Indian ragas.  Led by a young woman of Indian heritage whose nomadic upbringing and dual life as a musician and doctor has led her to explore issues of identity, borders, and the vagaries of life, love and death. 

Rupa & the April Fishes embody the pluralistic and paradoxical sounds of the San Francisco Bay Area. 
Having come together in the Mission District, the land of earthquakes, social movements, social networking, peace-lovers and global corporate conglomerates, the history of Spanish missionaries, old San Francisco Irish families mashed up with relatively newer Latino, African American, Asian and Pacific Islander communities and the most recent group---the children of the middle and upper
middle class, mostly white hipsters are re all rooted deep in their music.

Throw a blanket on the turf, secure a picnic
table next to the playground, sit on chairs or dance away, bring the kids and play together, or make it a date night. 
Bring a picnic or purchase dinner on site from Sol Food Restaurant . The night is filled with possibilities and the music rings true of cultures from around the world ~ the cultures that create our Bay Area.

WHAT: Cultural fusion infusion, Euro-Gypsy music with Argentinean tango, American folk, Latin cumbias & Indian ragas influences, picnics, dinner, playground, dancing cocktails, fun.  Outdoors under the stars.

WHO:  All are invited. Family Friendly

WHEN:  Sat, July 14 @ 7pm. Doors Open @ 6pm

WHERE: The Osher Marin JCC, 200 N San Pedro Rd.  San
  Rafael, CA

PARKING: Ample FREE parking.  Accessing the Osher Marin JCC from Highway 101 is effortless, ¼ mile E off 101

TICKETS: Adults- $20 advance/$25 day of/Kids
6-18 - $5. Children 5 and under FREE ~ www.marinjcc.org/summernights


With its polyglot influences, the music of Rupa
& the April Fishes reflects Rupa’s interest in the arbitrary nature of borders and how they artificially create differences and divisions between
people who are at core the same. The result reflects her hope for the future, a world with dissolving borders, where the essential humanness of any person or
group can be heard or seen before labels and dividing lines are drawn. Rupa’s music is a pastiche of sounds and impressions--undeniably full of heart--with subject matters ranging from love and loss in a time of uncertainty to stories of people in transition.

The Festival  of Summer  Nights  is  a  series  of  five 
celebrations  for  all  ages  with  live music,  dance  instruction,  food,  and  family fun.  Presented  by  The  Kanbar  Center for  the  Performing  Arts,  each celebration brings  in  hundreds  of  guests  for  an 
evening  of  culture  and  community  under the  summer  skies. 

“One of  the  most  remarkable  aspects  of Summer  Nights  is  the  venue.  The outdoor  field  and  playground  where  the concerts  take  place  are  part  of  the larger  campus  serving  the  JCC  and Brandeis  Hillel  Day  School.  Located  uphill from  the  JCC,  Swig  field  is  surrounded  on  all  sides  by  the  Marin Hills  and  the  JCC  building,  creating a  self-contained,  safe,  outdoor  park-like environment  that  is  expansive  and  open, 
yet  accessible  only  through  the  JCC and  removed  from  the  street.”

Sat, 7/21: African Music Night Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits

Sat, 7/28: Cajun Night - Steve Riley & the Mamou

Sat, 8/4: Latin Music NightOrquesta La Moderna Tradicion


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