Born and raised in Naucalpan in the deep outskirts of Mexico City, brothers Jesús Ángel “Kacho” Gama and Alan “Mongo” Gama are keeping alive the 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 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 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. 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.
This production is co-presented with Future Rootz.
In this episode of HablArte! we talk to Jesús “Kacho” Gama about his band Son Rompe Pera, a punk music , garage band out of México that uses the folkloric Marimba to bring a new and fresh sound the Punk music scene. Join us as Jesús discusses the origins of the band, the influence his father had on their musical inclinations and how this new genre may be the future of Marimba in popular music. The video provides a glimpse into their unique blend of genres and their desire to preserve the legacy of both Marimba and Mexican punk music.