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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an interlude, showing the underside of a melody, how it can be stretched, shaped and retold. like a story. now we are walking along the path that migrants are taking through the sonoran desert, a place that has claimed so many lives. the sparse and intimate sounds--a crying trombone, fingers on strings, shifting weight, breath--our fragile human selves all blowing in the wind.
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