Event Preview: Son Rompe Pera @ The Jago (London; Friday 29th July 2022)

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About time! We have grown so fond of Son Rompe Pera and their marimba-driven incendiary mixture of cumbia and punk that we were almost planning a trip to Mexico City to enjoy one of their live shows. But, luckily, the music lovers at Womad and Movimientos might have read our minds and in just a few days’ time, they are going to bring to the UK one of the most exciting new Latin acts for two gigs that will make an already torrid summer even more tropical.

The band led by the Gama brothers will indeed be on the Jago and Charlton Park stages on the 28th and 29th July, performing on this shore of the Atlantic Ocean for the very first time in their fast-rising career.

The quintet, which formed in 2017 in the outskirts of Mexico City, has become a bold as well as unpredictable epitome of what Mexican music is nowadays. Blending their country and Pan-Latin folk tradition with the impulsive character of punk and using a distinct and incisive instrument like the marimba, they turn a well-established style like cumbia upside-down.

Their rhythmic drive, musical expressiveness and organic sound have garnered fans from all over the world and we have no doubts that you are going to add your name to the ranks.

Photo ©: Marco Torres

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