The band was founded in 1998 and is considered one of the major voices of dissent within the youth culture in Cuba. The bandleader, Gorki Águila, was detained between 2003 and 2005 as part of the government's strategy to silence their work. He was released from prison due to international pressure and locked up again on August 25, 2008 as a preemptive measure to prevent a criminal offense. A few days later, in the midst of an international media campaign demanding his release, he was set free after paying a fine of 25 US dollars.
Apart from that, Gorki Águila is featured in the movie "Habana Blues" which deals with the upcoming independent and underground music scene in Cuba.
Three of the four members of the band were present at CADAL's headquarters: the bandleader, vocalist and guitarist Gorki Águila, guitarist Ciro Díaz and the bassist Lía Villares. Renay Kairus, the drummer, arrived in Buenos Aires that night.
Lía Villares, Gorki Águila, Ciro Díaz and the Chairman of CADAL, Gabriel Salvia.
Gorki Águila, Havana, 1969.
Lía Villares, Havana, 1984.
Ciro Díaz, Santiago de Cuba, 1978.