|Associated acts||Rock Nacional Panamá (1994)|
Los Rabanes is a Latin Grammy winner Rock band from Chitré, Herrera, Republic of Panama. Originated in the year 1992 after the end of the bands "Rum & Coke" and "El Decimo Piso". They formed the band with the idea to play in small pubs and bars at weekends. Soon the group won international fame.
The lyrical style of Los Rabanes is a mix between Panama Spanish and English. Even if some chorus are fully or partly in English the main lyrics of the songs use to in Spanish use English only for expressing sarcasm, satire or parody, as United States had traditionally had strong influence over Panama with military interventions with the last United States invasion of Panama occurring in 1989-1990.
At the beginning of the 1990s, Emilio Regueira, Christian Torres and Javier Saavedra began playing in small pubs and bars during the weekends in Chitre, Herrera.
In 1993, Alvaro Acevedo, former drummer and current manager of Los Rabanes joined the team. This brought a reorganization that included demos and presentations in Panama City, which produced even a stronger impact than in the Central Provinces.
By the year 1994, with only one demo and one theme on the radio. Later that year, they joined the first ever made "Rock Nacional" tour, which included all the rock bands from Panama.
They also worked with reggaeton producer El Chombo in a song that was featured in the album Los Cuentos De La Cripta.
Their album Kamikaze won the Latin Grammy Award for rock album by a duo or group with vocal in 2007.
- Emilio Regueira Pérez – Vocals, guitar
- Christian Torres – Vocals, bass guitar,
- Javier Saavedra – Percussion
- 1994: ¿Por Qué Te Fuiste Benito?
- 1997: Los Rabanes All Star – Volume 2
- 2000: Los Rabanes
- 2002: Money Pa' Qué?
- 2004: Ecolecuá
- 2007: Kamikaze
- 2010: Demons On Fire
- 2013: TBA