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Son Rompe Pera from Mexico [all ages] // Oakland
August 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm$25
Tue Aug 23 2022
9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)
The New Parish
1743 San Pablo Avenue Oakland, CA 94612
$25.00, All Ages
Alameda County: Mandating Masking Indoors; Everyone 2 years of age and older must continue to wear a mask, regardless of their vaccination status, in indoor public settings and businesses.
Under 21 must buy $5 drink ticket for a non-alcoholic (Water,Juice Or Red Bull) drink at the door
Born and raised in the deep outskirts of Mexico City, the Gama brothers are keeping alive the rich 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.
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.