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Son Rompe Pera

Son Rompe Pera
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™Son Rompe Pera is a Mexican fusion band based in Naucalpan, a suburb of Mexico City. Primarily based on cumbia they integrate to their concept the use of Mexican marimba music traditional in the folkloric of their country and such other genres as danzón, rock, punk, ska and others.

Son Rompe Pera is a group from colonia (neighborhood) Ramos Millán in Naucalpan, formed in 2017 by brothers Jesús Ángel "Kacho" Gama and Alan "Mongo" Gama. Marimba music is popular in the southern states of Mexico and in many cities there are marimba groups who play in the street or in places such as restaurants and squares. José Dolores "Batuco" Gama Melchor, their father, owned one marimba so the Gama brothers worked with the instrument playing alongside him in the streets and at parties.

When "Batuco" passed away they left that work, resuming it in 2017 to create the musical project Son Rompe Pera, a name which is an allusion to the energy of the rhythm they play and the name of Gama's brothers mother, Esperanza "Pera".

They returned to music after playing informally for their friends in La Lagunilla flea market, there they were heard by the Chico Trujillo's agent, Timothy “Timo” Bisig, inviting them to play a concert of that band next to Celso Piña and Sonido Gallo Negro in the Carpa Astros of Mexico City. After a trip to Chile at the invitation of Aldo Asenjo "El Macha" of Chico Trujillo, they decided to integrate the marimba to their project and they joined concerts of Macha's projects: Chico Trujillo, La Floripondio [es], and Bloque Depresivo. "They asked for their mallets, and then laid down an amazing punky cumbia on the old instrument like I had never heard before. I was stunned", said “Timo” Bisig about the meeting.

In addition to Mexico, they have toured the United States. Their first album, Batuco, named in honor of their father, was well received by critics. In 2022 they recorded a session for NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts series at Salón Los Ángeles and performed at the main stage of Vive Latino festival, featuring Alberto Pedraza, Alí Gua gua from Kumbia Queers, Mare Advertencia Lírika and Belafonte Sensacional.

Among their influences they mentioned Colombian cumbia as legend Andrés Landero, Mexican marimba groups such as Marimba Cuquita, Chicano music as Lalo Guerrero – whose song "Los chucos suaves" they perform -, American and British rock bands such as the Misfits, Johnny Cash, The Clash and the Ramones, and actual Mexican rock bands like Belafonte Sensacional as well.
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