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Son Rompe Pera
Born and raised in the deep outskirts of Mexico City, the Gama brothers are keeping alive the rich legacy of marimba music running through their family with their band, Son Rompe Pera. While firmly rooted in the tradition of this historic instrument, their fresh take on this folk icon challenges its limits as never before, moving it into the garage/punk world of urban misfits and firmly planting it in the 21st century.
Their live shows are a sweaty mess of dancing fans, and this garage-cumbia-marimba-punk band (the only band of its kind in the world) never disappoints on stage. Their authenticity shines through as they give their modern interpretation of Mexican, Peruvian, and Colombian classics, as well as their own original material and some surprise covers.
The group just released their 2nd album, CHIMBORAZO. It showcases what their fans have come to know from their concerts, a mix of classic cumbias and face-melting punk, bringing the Mexican marimba into a moshpit of psychedelic chaos, a truly unique experience that actually delivers on all the hype. The album sounds great, the band hopes you listen to it. But seriously — come out to a show. You won’t regret it!
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