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PHOTOS: Son Rompe Perra at Richmond Folk Festival

I enjoyed photographing this band so much they’re getting their own post.

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Description from Richmond Folk Festival.

Rooted in a rich legacy of marimba music in Mexico City, Son Rompe Pera is taking the world by storm with their explosive blend of traditional marimba music with cumbia, punk, and ska. Bringing together their various musical and cultural worlds into a cohesive whole, the group is a visceral example of a living tradition in motion. “Son Rompe Pera has been developing since we were kids—the music and streets are in our blood,” says bandmember Kacho Gama. “We decided to carry the marimba with us and create this musical project from our own roots, mixing in rhythms which we thought would never be musical brothers … the sounds of our barrios and our everyday lives.”

Without a doubt the most punk act ever to hit the stage at Richmond Folk Festival and people loved it. These pictures were taken on Saturday and Sunday.





































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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.