Rupa Marya is the lead vocalist and director of Rupa and the April Fishes. Their music encompasses elements of jazz, blues, klezmer, folk amongst others, with songs in Spanish, French and English. Rupa herself was born in India, grew up in France and San Francisco, and uses her music to give voice to her experiences.
While Rupa is also medical doctor. She took a hiatus from medicine last year to develop their latest album, Build. Build was released this past year, inspired by uprisings around the world including the Occupy movements, Tahrir Square, Chilean student riots and the economic difficulties in Greece.