Panda – A Mexican Rock Band

Rock music in Mexico is something that not a lot of people have heard of before. However, what they need to realize is this is one of the most popular genres of music and it is definitely a great way to learn new music styles and that is very true when you focus on some of the Mexican rock bands like Panda. This is a band that is currently on a hiatus, but it has been active since 1996 in the Mexican rock band scene and it has definitely managed to grow in popularity with the fans and other music groups like.

The band was formed in 1996 out of a musical movement of the time. The movement was called the Avanzada Regia. However, the band would remain a small band that would not really be picked up on a massive scale for five years. It was in 2001 that the band would really start to catch the attention of the local fans when they released the album Arroz con leche. This album would be the start of the popularity of the band, but it would be another four years until 2005 when the band would finally catch their big break.


The band would release albums in back to back years to help them build upon the success in 2005 and 2006 alike. However, this success was only in Mexico and the band would still only be known as a mainstream Mexican rock band until the year 2009. It was in 2009 that the band would release the album called Poetics. This album is the one that would help to propel the group to the top of the music charts on the International scene. The band would follow the release up again in 2011 when it would release another album and again it would release an album in 2012.

Now, one reason the band is known for in the music world is by creating some controversy in the musical world. That comes from the fact they were accused of taking the hit records from some of the other labels that are American based and making music that was very similar to the music that was already out. In some of the cases, the band was accused of taking the songs that were popular from bands like Blink 182 and Green Day and just translating the lyrics into Spanish to make them their own and claiming the songs as their own.

Since this controversy started to bloom out, it led to a lot of the fans abandoning the band. At the time of the first accusations there were not many places to put the information out, but in more modern times the anti Panda crowd has started to show up on YouTube, Facebook, and other social media websites. These groups claim that up to thirty-five of the band’s popular songs are a direct ripoff of the other bands that were mentioned above along with some of the other well-known songs.

The band for all that it has done, has been one that avoids the topic altogether. However, after starting out as a cover band it would be fairly easy to see the band would be good at doing other songs. No proof has been brought forward out of the accusations of the plagiarism accounts and that could be something the band is thankful for. However, the controversy has led to the band being booed in some festivals and even getting some problems on stage, but the fan base for Panda is relatively large in Latin American and other heavily Mexican populated cities in America.

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