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Speaking her language

Rupa Marya composes songs with meaning that go beyond words

Rupa Marya combines jazz, tango, and Middle Eastern music on 'Extraordinary Rendition.' Rupa Marya combines jazz, tango, and Middle Eastern music on "Extraordinary Rendition." (Spencer Hansen)
By Andrew Gilbert
Globe Correspondent / June 27, 2008

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As a doctor, teacher, and musician, Rupa Marya understands the power of language. The leader of the surging San Francisco-based world-music act Rupa and the April Fishes was compelled to compose the songs for the band's acclaimed debut album, "Extraordinary Rendition" (Cumbancha), in the months following the Sept. 11 attacks. (Full article: 801 words)

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