On December 16, Netflix will release Rompan Todo, a new documentary series that tackles the history of rock music in Latin America. The series will feature archival footage as well as testimonies from some of the most representative artists of the genre.
Rompan Todo attempts to tell the story of rock en español in territories such as Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and more from the ‘50s to the present day. Artists such as Charly García, Fito Páez, Julieta Venegas, Juanes, and members of legendary bands such as Soda Stereo, Maná, Café Tacvba, Los Prisioneros, Aterciopelados, and many more will provide commentary on their experiences. The story tackles the evolution of the music from repression and censorship during totalitarian regimes to its commercial heyday in the ‘90s to its current legacy in the world, as the presence of contemporary figures like Mon Laferte and Juana Molina attest.
The series will feature plenty of live and intimate footage from the eras in question, no doubt a great reason for fans of the music to tune in. However, judging from the trailer, Rompan Todo will highlight the importance of rock en español thanks to the rebellious quality of the music and performers that still resonates to this day.