Ricardo Gaitan (September 30, 1971) and Alberto Gaitan (December 11, 1974) are musical producers, singers and songwriters.
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. Their most recent album "The Kings", includes duets with Willie Colón, Oscar D'León, Rey Ruiz, Sergio Vargas and Tito Nieves.
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.
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