This is a past program
This program took place on
Thursday, August 25, 2022
About the Program
Founding Son Rompe Pera members Kacho, Kilos, and Mongo Gama add their own grunge and rock sensibility to the marimba they first played alongside their father while growing up in the deep outskirts of Mexico City.
While firmly rooted in the tradition of this historic instrument, the Gama siblings bring a punk-rock edge to classic cumbia rhythms. “Cumbia is like punk,” Mongo Gama explains. “It’s barrio, it’s of the working class, it’s of the people who have dreams.”
“Mexico’s finest psychobilly marimberos”—Remezcla
About the Series
The twenty-fifth Sunset Concerts season brought together an eclectic lineup of path-makers and bridge-builders from around the world to Los Angeles.