Rupa & the April Fishes: Liberation Music (TWO SHOWS)

CitySan Mateo
CountyPutnam (FL1344)
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San Mateo
Putnam (FL1344)
Tel 2019-06-15
Categoria Events
Rupa & the April Fishes: Liberation Music (TWO SHOWS)

*This event is a DOUBLE SHOW. When purchasing tickets, please select either the first show (7:00pm) OR the second show (8:45pm). Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the door for both the 7:00pm (6:30pm doors) and 8:45pm (8:30pm doors) shows. Please arrive when doors open the day of the event. Rupa & the April Fishes create a sound that pulsates with the pluralism of Bay Area culture, celebrating life and the art of resistance through a wide musical palette that pulls from over a decade of playing street parties, festivals, and symphonic concerts through 29 countries with songs in five languages. Under the direction of composer, frontwoman, activist, and physician Rupa Marya, the band creates a live experience which is a manifestation of a world beyond nations, where the heart of humanity beats louder than anything that divides us.

This is Liberation Music. Featuring Rupa Marya – vocals, guitar Mario Silva – trumpet Matt Szemela – violin Misha Khalikulov – cello About the Artist The group’s first album, eXtraOrdinary rendition (2007), examines love and loss from many angles, with lyrics mostly in French. The second, Este Mundo (2009), follows their journey from Tijuana to Texas, tracing the plight of migrants crossing borders, largely in Spanish. The 12 songs of BUILD (2012) examine the road from solitude to solidarity in both directions and arise from a particularly tender moment of global awakening—from the collapse of capitalism and false democracies to the rise of populist movements around the world. Their LIVE at the Independent (2013) album was produced at the request of fans and has become a historic document at the center of a lawsuit which liberated “Happy Birthday to You” back to the commons where it belongs.
Their next release, OVAL (2015), is a luscious collection of Marya’s most intimate love songs arranged by composer Mark Orton for Quartet San Francisco.​ In April 2019, the group released its sixth album, Growing Upward, in a plastic-free, plantable format as a set of 12 seed packets. These songs come from a time of Marya’s deep engagement as a physician in places where the social underpinnings of what ails us become starkly clear, working closely with groups struggling for dignity, health, and sovereignty in a time of climate catastrophe. Laced with love, optimism, and unflinching analysis, and inspired by direct conversations with Gil Scott Heron, families who have lost their loved ones to police violence and the indigenous grandmothers at Standing Rock, this album is a document of where we are today and where we can focus our gaze in order to rise to the challenges that face us on planet earth.
The album features artwork by a longtime collaborator, the art-ivist and muralist, Mona Caron. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS EVENT TIME When should I arrive?Doors open 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time. For example, if the show is scheduled to start at 7:30pm, the doors will open at 7:00pm. If the show is scheduled to start at 8:00pm, the doors will open at 7:30pm, and so on. TICKETING & ADMISSION If an event is sold out online, could I still purchase tickets?Unless otherwise noted, a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Guests may buy tickets 30 minutes before the scheduled performance time when doors open. Please note that the quantity available may vary depending on capacity and online sales. Does purchasing an advance ticket guarantee seating?Purchasing an advance ticket guarantees admission, but does not guarantee seats.
Seating is first come, first served. Does the Poppy accept debit or credit cards?Yes, we accept all major credit cards for ticket sales, concessions, and donations. What's the refund policy?Refunds are only available in the event of a cancelled performance. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Is there a discount for children?No, this event is all ages. However, refreshments will be served at the concessions counter. Children 10 and under receive free general admission. Where are my tickets?Your tickets will be emailed to you as a PDF attachment from Eventbrite on behalf of the Red Poppy, or you may access them in the Eventbrite app. If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder. Enter your email address here if you can’t find them, you’re having trouble printing, or if you’re not sure if you have an Eventbrite account.
For all other technical issues, you can find help here. Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?You may bring your printed ticket or show your ticket on your phone. There will be no tickets available for pick up at Will Call. Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?Yes, you’re welcome to purchase tickets for someone else. VENUE & LOCATION Is the space ADA accessible?Yes, there is a ramp at our 23rd St entrance. What kind of seating do you have available?For most of our events we have folding chairs and a few couches available. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?Street parking is available but can be limited around the Red Poppy. We encourage you to take public transportation whenever possible. Several MUNI lines run close to the Red Poppy, and the 24th St. Mission BART station is just under half a mile away. What can I bring into the event?Guests are welcome to bring food. Beverages are available by suggested donation. We recommend bringing collapsible strollers, if possible. How can I donate to the Poppy?You may bring cash, check, debit or credit card, or donate online at Where can I grab a bite to eat?Nearby places include El Farolito, Taqueria Vallarta, Basa Seafood Express (sushi), and Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine. For more options, click here. How can I contact the organizer with any questions?You can reach us at or give us a call at (650) 713-5383..

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