About this Event
Uma Nota Culture and Lulaworld present Son Rompe Pera, the marimba-smashing band of brothers from Naucalpan, Mexico, who have single-handedly defined the genre ‘Cumbia Punk’ and captivated audiences around the world.
The band’s manifesto, “Cumbia Is The New Punk” declares their devotion to and reverence for the two genres often thought to be on opposite ends of the musical spectrum, which they’ve proven can (and should!), coexist. Finally, audiences in Toronto can decide for themselves as they experience their unique style of garage-marimba-punk-cumbia, played on the historic marimba like no one has ever seen before.
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Formed in 2017, Son Rompe Pera broke onto the potent current cumbia scene as the marimba duo of brothers Jesús Ángel and Allan Gama (Kacho and Mongo), who inherited this tradition from their father, Batuco. A marimba player by trade, he taught them to play and understand the marimba, which they first used to revive old folk songs for their friends, family, and passers-by on the street.
Originally performing alongside their father at local events since they were kids, they now find themselves at the forefront of the contemporary international cumbia scene with their sonic explorations of the classic marimba. 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 mixing all of their influences together with their energetic take on the popular instrument, giving it a new twist never before seen in Mexican folk music.
Their live shows are a sweaty mess of dancing fans, and this garage-cumbia-marimba-punk band (the only band of its kind in the world) never disappoints on stage. Their authenticity shines 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.
Son Rompe Pera is currently made up of five musicians, with conga, percussion, güiro, drums, guitar, and bass, which develops a full live sound with a strong pan-Latino representation.
Tickets are general admission and do not guarantee seating. To enjoy Lula’s tropical food and drink menu, reserve a table at Lula.ca/reservations or 416 588 0307.
Funded in part by The Government of Canada and Ontario Creates.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Canada