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Ricardo Gaitan
Alberto Gaitan at the Latin Grammy Awards

Ricardo Gaitan (September 30, 1971) and Alberto Gaitan (December 11, 1974) are musical producers, singers and songwriters.[1]

Biography[edit]

From their native Panama, they began their careers in 1989, forming their first group, Impakto (Impact), under the direction of their father Dicky Gaitán, and under management of their mother Dalys. Along with their musical career, they earn their college degrees as Business Administrator and Attorney, respectively. In 1997 they perform at the OTI Festival, representing Panama. That same year they release their first album "Entregate" (Surrender), which had compositions of Omar Alfano, Pedro Azael, Ricardo Vizuette, Mary Lauret and many other composers. In 1999, they decide to settle in Miami, Florida under the tutelage of Emilio Estefan, where they begin their careers as producers, composers and arrangers, reaffirming their careers as musicians and singers. From that moment on,the successes and achievements have not rested. Tracks like "Muy Dentro de Mi", "Ay Bueno", "Llore Llore," "Dame Otro Tequila", "No Llores", "No vale la pena", and many more are popular and renowned in the music industry. In their second album "Alberto and Ricardo" skills and development of rhythms and compositions continue to grow, and songs like "Mi amor no es un favor" and "Taca Taca" became a hit in several countries. In Chile, "Taca Taca" becomes Song of the year in 2003, and Gaitanes fill in conjunction with Mekano (TV Show from Chile), at Monumental Stadium. From the same album, the song "Mi amor no es un favor" reached the top on U.S., Latin America and Spain radios. Their third album "Monte Adentro (Deep Country)" their dedicated in Words and Music to their homeland, Panama. The whole album conveys feeling and nostalgia of an alien outside their homeland; Subject to Gaitanes able to adapt to their own feelings. From this album stand out songs like "Monte Adentro," whose video was filmed in the province of Herrera, Panama. In 2008 as a producers and songwriters, their won two Latin Grammy awards for "90 Millas (90 Miles), (Gloria Estefan Album). The first Grammy, for Best Contemporary Salsa Album, and the second for Best Tropical Song of the Year. In 2008 their came with the Issac Delgado's single "No vale la pena" (Nominated for Latin Grammy Awards 2009), composed by the duo, who reached the top of the world's tropical stations. Between mid-2008 and early 2010, they produced two groups of Spanish Rock from Guatemala. The first, "Viento en Contra", found the pre-nominated for Latin Grammy awards 2010. The second, "Tambor de la Tribu", will undoubtedly be a success too. Between 2008 and 2010 their released five singles, "Hazme Sentir (Make Me Feel)", arranged by Cucco Peña, "No juegues conmigo (Don't play with me)", a duet with Ivan Barrios (Panamanian Pop singer), "Tengo tantas cosas (I have so many things)", a duet with Samy y Sandra Sandoval (Panamanian Cumbia Group), "La Señal (The Sign)" with Commando Tiburon (Reggaeton Group from Panama), and "El Preso (The Prisoner)", with Los Rabanes (Panamanian Rock Group). In the latter, popular in the 70's by Fruko y Sus Tesos, made a fusion of Caribbean rhythms, combined with Rap and Compa (Haitian) Rhythms. Their album "Caminos" was nominated to 2012 Latin Grammy in Best Tropical Contemporary Album Category. Are now launching his latest CD "La Parranda" where he pays tribute to the Panamanian music.

Family[edit]

They grew up in the neighborhood of Bethania, Panama. They are sons of Ricardo Gaitan Jr. (Dicky) and Dalys Arrocha de Gaitan. They are married to twin sisters, Gina and Haydee Simon. Alberto, have a son, Alberto Jr. During the year, they live between Panama and Miami.

Discography[edit]

  • Entrégate, 1997
  • Alberto y Ricardo, 2001
  • Monte Adentro, 2006
  • Grandes Exitos, 2008
  • Caminos, 2011
  • La Parranda, 2012

Singles[edit]

  • Entrégate, 1997
  • No sé que hacer, 1997
  • Mi amor no es un favor, 2001
  • De qué nos vale, 2002
  • Volveré alguna vez, 2002
  • Taca Taca, 2002
  • Galán de Novela, 2002
  • Te Conozco, 2002
  • Monte Adentro, 2006
  • Solo te pido, 2006
  • Asi es mi vida, 2006
  • Te vas, 2006
  • Hazme Sentir, 2008
  • No juegues conmigo, 2008
  • Quien, 2009
  • Tengo tantas cosas, 2009
  • La Señal, 2009
  • El Preso, 2010
  • Tu ni te imaginas, 2011
  • Regresa Pronto, 2012
  • Inventaré, 2012
  • Soy, 2012
  • Tu me respondes, 2012
  • Adonay, 2012
  • Para Mi, 2013
  • Solo Contigo, 2013
  • Que te parece Cholito", 2013
  • Guararé, 2013
  • Mi Gallo Pinto, 2013

Collaborations as Singers[edit]


Productions and Collaborations as Producers and Composers[edit]

  • Mi forma de sentir, Gianko, 1998 (Composers)
  • Arrasando, Thalia, 2000 (Background Vocals)
  • Alma Caribeña, Gloria Estefan, 2000 (Musicians, Background Vocals, Arrangers)
  • Por un beso (Salsa Version), Gloria Estefan, 2000 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Better part of me, Jon Secada, 2000 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Muy dentro de mi (You sang to me), Marc Anthony, 2000 (Composers)
  • Rabanes, Los Rabanes, 2000 (Background Vocals)
  • Sound Loaded, Ricky Martin, 2000 (Composers)
  • Encore, Roberto Blades, 2000 (Backgound Vocals)
  • Shalim, Shalim, 2000 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Mi Corazon, Jaci Velasquez, 2001 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Mal Acostumbrado, Fernando Villalona, 2002 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Miami Sound Machine, MSM, 2002 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Amanecer, Jon Secada, 2002 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Dame de eso, Carlos Baute, 2002 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • A Tiempo, Gian Marco, 2002 (Background Vocals)
  • Jimena, Jimena, 2003 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Latin Songbird, La India, 2003 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Cuarto sin Puerta, Shalim, 2003 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Almas del Silencio, Ricky Martin, 2003 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Las Miami, MSM, 2004 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Unwrapped, Gloria Estefan, 2004 (Composers)
  • The Last Don Live, Don Omar, (Carta a un amigo - Salsa Version), 2004 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Asi soy yo, David Bustamante, 2004 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Seducción, Jennifer Peña, 2004 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Chasing Papi, Soundtrack, 2004 (Singers, Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Empire, Soundtrack, 2004 (Composers)
  • Paulatina, Paulina Rubio, 2004 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Travesia, Victor Manuelle, 2004 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Lamento (Salsa Version), Gian Marco, 2004 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • No hace falta (Salsa Version), Cristian Castro, 2005 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Greatest Hits, Thalia, 2005 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • El Rock de mi Pueblo, Carlos Vives, 2005 (Background Vocals)
  • Abreme la puerta, Erika Ender, 2005 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Sedúceme, La India, 2005 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Noelle, Gloria Estefan, 2005 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Otra Vez, Ilsa, 2005 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Gio, Gio, 2006 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Selena Vive, Gloria Estefan, 2006 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Christian Danielle, Christian Danielle, 2006 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Obsesión, Daniela Castillo, 2006 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • 90 Millas, Gloria Estefan, 2007 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Asi Soy, Issac Delgado, 2008 (Composers)
  • Casino, Viento en Contra, 2009 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Los Guerreros de Barrio, La K-Shamba, 2009 "Perdona" (Composers)
  • Perfume, El Tambor de la Tribu, 2010 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)
  • Natalia Jimemez, Natalia Jimenez, 2011 (Producers, Arrangers, Musicians)
  • El Noble de la Salsa, Johnny Rivera, 2011 "Golpe bajo al corazón" (Composers)
  • Super Cubano, Issac Delgado, 2011 "Perdona, Mienteme" (Composers)
  • Mas Allá, Gusi y Beto, 2012 "Te Juro" (Composers)
  • Viajero Frecuente, Ricardo Montaner, 2012 "Hazme Regresar" (Composers)
  • Deseo Concedido, Mirella Cesa, 2012 (Producers, Arrangers, Composers, Musicians, Background Vocals)

Awards & Nominee[edit]

  • ASCAP, 2000, Muy dentro de Mi, Marc Anthony
  • BMI, 2000, Muy dentro de mi, Marc Anthony
  • Premios Lo Nuestro, 2002, Alberto y Ricardo, Ricardo y Alberto (Nominee)
  • Grammy, 2002, Mi Corazón, Jaci Velazquez (Nominee)
  • Grammy, 2002, Mal Acostumbrado, Fernando Villalona (Nominee)
  • BMI, 2002, Ay Bueno, Fernando Villalona
  • Grammy, 2003, Latin Songbird, India (Nominee)
  • BMI, 2004, Dame otro tequila, Paulina Rubio
  • BMI, 2005, Llore Llore, Victor Manuelle
  • Grammy, 2005, Travesia, Victor Manuelle (Nominee)
  • Grammy, 2005, Paulatina, Paulina Rubio (Nominee)
  • Latin Grammy, 2005, Travesia, Victor Manuelle (Nominee)
  • Latin Grammy, 2005, Paulatina, Paulina Rubio (Nominee)
  • Billboard, 2008, 90 Millas, Gloria Estefan
  • Latin Grammy, 2008, Best Traditional Tropical Album, "90 Millas", Gloria Estefan
  • Latin Grammy, 2008, Best Tropical Song, "Pintame de Colores", Gloria Estefan
  • Latin Grammy, 2009, Best Tropical Song, "No vale la pena", Issac Delgado (Nominee)
  • Latin Grammy, 2012, Best Tropical Contemporary Album, "Caminos", Gaitanes (Nominee)

# 1 Billboard[edit]

  • Muy dentro de Mi, Marc Anthony, 2000
  • Ay Bueno, Fernandito Villalona, 2002
  • Dame otro tequila, Paulina Rubio
  • Llore Llore, Victor Manuelle, 2004
  • Tengo Ganas, Victor Manuelle, 2004 (Musical Production)
  • No Llores, Gloria Estefan, 2007

Decorations[edit]

Keys to the City (Llaves de la ciudad) - Panamá, Dec. 2008

Gaitan Bros Productions S.A. (Panamá)[edit]

Event producer Company founded by Ricardo & Alberto Gaitan with his family. Events have been held since 2007. Among the events held, stand Raul Diblassio & Richard Clayderman, Luis Enrique with Gaitanes and Omar Alfanno, SALSA The Festival with Victor Manuelle, Issac Delgado, India and Rey Ruiz, under the musical direction of Cucco Peña, Alejandro Sanz, Elton John and many more.

Stereo 5000 Sonido y Luces S.A. (Panamá)[edit]

Sound and Light Company founded by his parents. The company has over 25 years of being # 1 in Panama. Most of the shows in Panama are made by the compan

Gaitan Bros Recording Studios[edit]

Recording Studio located in Miami Florida, where they make all their productions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramiro, Burr (April 30, 2004). "SALSA MASTER CHANGES PACE MANUELLE'S POP-INFUSED TRAVESIA TOPS THE CHARTS.". South Florida Sun. p. 30. Retrieved 4 July 2011. ".. including veteran producer Emilio Estefan, Colombian singer- songwriter Carlos Vives and arrangers Ricardo and Alberto Gaitan (Ricky Martin, Thalia). ..." 

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