WHAT: Mexico”s Finest Psychobilly Marimberos Son Rompe Pera
WHO: 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 latest project, Son Rompe Pera. While firmly rooted in the tradition of this historic instrument, their fresh take on the 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.
Originally performing alongside their father at local events since they were kids, their absolute unique blend comes from a typical youthful rebellion, when as teenagers they left behind their upbringing on the marimba and began to play in various punk, rockabilly, and ska bands. Now they’ve gone full circle with the marimba back leading the way, and their live shows are a sweaty mess of dancing fans, with their authenticity shining 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 contrast of the traditional marimba with their youthful attitude and street sense connects the audience to the past while they dance into the future.
Their latest track ‘Ay Ke Cumbion’ is a brand-new collaboration with the legendary cumbia punk icon Ali Gua Gua, together with the revolutionary rap of Mare Advertencia Lirika.