Hear the Making Change final special.  Join Producer and Guest Host Sarika Mehta for a special on gifted singer and activist Rupa Marya, 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.

Rupa Marya

While Rupa is also a medical doctor. She took a hiatus from medicine last year to develop their latest album,Build. 

The album, 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.

While they were on tour in Portland last month, Rupa Marya joined Sarika Mehta to discuss the Build tour, and specifically, an upcoming 6-week stay in India to promote awareness on the devasting issue of farmer suicides. She also talked about the activism she’s done through much of her career as part of her music.

Sarika Mehta

Tune in for this special edition of Stage and Studio with Host/Producer Sarika Mehta to hear the an inspiring artist and hear her music!

‘Making Change’ is a series about the intersection of creativity and social change. AIt’s funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council and individual donors including June Arima & John Schumann Fund of the Equity Foundation.

‘Making Change’ features and specials have been airing throughout the year. Hear more of the special programs. 

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