The Peninsula Jewish Community Center (PJCC) in Foster City is going “unplugged” with a performance that promises to be both entertaining and “green.” Global alternative band Rupa & The April Fishes is delivering their seamless blend of indie-roots-neoclassical-international sounds in a “green” concert that will be powered by volunteer bicyclists from the audience. Download the concert flyer HERE. (PDF, 400 KB)
With musical influences that include French chanson, Gypsy swing, tango, Latin alternative, Indian, and beyond, Rupa & the April Fishes is a multicultural band in every sense of the word. Led by singer-songwriter (and practicing physician) Rupa Marya, members of the San Francisco-based band hail from all parts of the world and sing in just as many languages, including English, French, Hindi, Tzotzil, and Spanish. The band boasts a bold and cinematic body of music with themes that center around life, love, death and a borderless world. Original compositions range from punk and indie rock to reggae and “rockabolly,” resulting in music that is lively, romantic, and instantaneously appealing.
The concert will be held in Hamlin Garden and guests are invited to pack a picnic (no pork, shellfish or alcohol, please). Food can also be purchased at Café at the J. In addition, prizes will be awarded to those who either bike to the show or pedal during the performance (to help power the sound).
Reservations to Rupa & the April Fishes are $15 and $7 (2-17) children under 2 are admitted free of charge. Reservations can be made at 650.378.2703. The PJCC member rate will be extended to anyone who mentions “SVBC” when ordering advance tickets over the phone.