With their second album, este mundo, Rupa and the April Fishes portray life’s accidental beauty and human suffering through a entirely unique melting pot of gypsy swing, Colombia cumbia, French chanson and Indian ragas. The CD is packaged in a matte-finish digipak complete with a 32-page booklet including stunning exclusive photos and English translations.
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in both medicine and music, i have found that the two greatest teachers, the ones that bring the most profound lessons, are love and death. each has completely altered the shape of my life and i don't have control over when they will come and what force they will have. the accidents and randomness in life often bring the greatest riches, and embracing the futility of trying to maintain control brings a certain whacky and beautiful freedom. this song highlights how infinitely small our lives are and how magnificently large our hearts are in the face of uncertainty.
Bombino's electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré as well as Jimi Hendrix. Rupa & The April Fishes
Formed in West African refugee camps, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix from the ashes of destruction to create this infectious and celebratory new record. Rupa & The April Fishes