Felipe Galvan is a first-generation Texas Mexican, born in Pharr, a border town across from Reynosa, Mexico, the city where his parents and older siblings were born. Galvan’s parents met as performers in traveling music and variety shows in Mexico, where his mother performed regional Mexican music, and his father played rocanrol. As Galvan explains, “From the beginning, they were already mixing the mariachi and the rock & roll, which was pretty cool” (approximate timestamp 1: 41). Galvan has fronted the Spanish language ska-punk Los Skarnales since 1994.

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