Born Ramón Armando Mejía Fitoria, this singer-songwriter is hailed as one of the most influential agents in defining urban-Nicaraguan music. Better known as Perrozompopo, Ramón Mejía was born in Nicaragua at a time when the nation's social and cultural identity was undergoing a transformation. It is this social context that informs much of Perrozompopo's music which also incorporates rock, reggae, rap, and other musical influences. Perrozompopo first gained international recognition when his album CPC (Canciones Populares Contestatarias) was nominated for the Latin Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2010. His other albums include Quiero Que Sepas and Romper El Silencio, both made up of songs that are reminiscent of a style of music known as Volcanto—a local form of protest or testimonial music. Nurtured by a family history that is as much rooted in music as it is in cultural activism, Perrozompopo carries on the legacy of his uncles, Carlos, and Luis Enrique Mejía Godoy.