The members of Son Rompe Pera standing in an alleyway looking at the camera

Son Rompe Pera, photo by Marc van der Aa

Sunset Concerts

Son Rompe Pera

Feat. Los Jornaleros del Norte and KCRW DJ José Galván

Thursday, August 25, 8:00 pm (doors and galleries open at 6:30 pm)

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

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Watch Son Rompe Pera perform a live session from home.

Donor Support

Sunset Concerts at the Skirball are generously sponsored by:

The Bilger Family

The 2022 Sunset Concerts season is made possible in part by additional support from:

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