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Mexico City - Mexico (1987 – 1995, 2011 – present)

Caifanes -founded in 1987, is a rock band that achieved fame throughout the late 80’s and early 90’s in Latin America and gained recognition in the U.S. The band formed in Mexico City - Mexico and its original lineup consisted of Saúl Hernández (vocals & guitar), Sabo Romo (bass guitar), Alfonso André (drums) and Diego Herrera (keyboards and saxophone). Argentinean guitarist Alejandro Marcovich joined in 1989. Caifanes are considered to be one of the most important Latin American Rock groups to emerge from Mexico and an important reference point in the Latin American Rock Music (Rock en Español) genre. Caifanes’ style can be described as a hybrid of British new wave, Progressive Rock, Latin based rhythms mixed with the and deep, somber, uniquely Mexican lyrics and vocal style of Saúl Hernández.

The name Caifanes is derived from 1940’s Mexican Pachuco (zoot suiter) slang “Cai fan” , it’s equivalent in English would be something like, “cool dude.” The word has also been used to describe the proverbial Mexican Pachuco, delinquent, or outsider.

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The seeds of what was to later become Caifanes was planted in 1984 in the band Las insolitas imágenes de Aurora (Aurora’s Unusual Images), a band that included Saúl Hernández, Alfonso André and Alejandro Marcovich. According to Marcovich, this project started out as a side project for the purpose of performing as a party band for the filming of his brother’s Carlos film projects. (Carlos Marcovich went on to direct various videos for Caifanes).

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  • humor_negro38

    Maravillosa banda que me ha acompañado a lo largo de toda mi vida y que ha sido participe de muchos recuerdos y muchos momentos malos, no para darme ánimos, sino para hacerme sentir peor, pero de todas maneras siempre estando presente... Gracias

    16 Feb 8:10pm Reply
  • AleRafa

    Los amo hasta que me muera.

    18 Jan 6:40am Reply
  • thevictorfail

    TheCureMexicanos <3

    25 Dec 2014 Reply
  • cisternas239

    no los conocia y me parecen exelentes

    18 Apr 2014 Reply
  • erculano14

    Los mejores hecho en mexico esta bien chido

    10 Mar 2014 Reply
  • JagerTod

    Gracias por existir me cambiaron la vida

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • jochorocket

    +4000 scrobblings de Caifanes!!!!!

    25 Dec 2013 Reply
  • vrockera

    Los vi en directo hace unos dias...siguen tocando fenomenal!!!! A todo dar!

    23 Jun 2013 Reply
  • DavidAlejo97

    Jajajaja, Saúl luce como Robert Smith (The Cure) en la imagen, pero que personaje!

    31 May 2013 Reply
  • girlpuke

    <3

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • muymechuda

    Caifanes. necesito tenerlos de nuevo en vivo.!!!

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • yuutadeatsushi

    Ahora toca esperar para verlos en el Palacio de los deportes (^.^) /

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • anna_vendetta

    todos sus discos, a pesar de que suenen distinto al primero, tienen algo especial que nos envuelve con su magia, y sus letras nos hacen seguir adelante

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • VelvetMesgue

    el primer disco es supremo, los demás están medio feitos

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • CrazyWonderful

    buenos!

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • jscantua

    Ayer en Monterrey nos regalaron uno de los mejores conciertos que les he visto. Todavía son grandes CAIFANES, gracias seguir en esto del ROCK~

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • uLiiqore

    La banda de rock más importante en México, sin duda.

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • YYYennisehi

    Para que no digas que no pienso en tiiiii... ♪♪♪

    31 Oct 2012 Reply
  • jochorocket

    +3000 scrobblings de Caifanes!!

    9 Oct 2012 Reply
  • jochorocket

    Sigo esperando la gira sudamericana :(

    16 Aug 2012 Reply
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