The Latin rock group Jarabe de Palo (strictly translated as "wood syrup" in English) was formed in Barcelona in the early '90s by vocalist and guitarist Pau Donés with guitarist Jordi Mena, drummer Alex Tenas, percussionist Dani Forcada and bassist Joan Gené.
Donés, an early fan of the Beatles and Bob Marley, formed his first band with his brother, but then found another lineup for the newly named Jarabe de Palo. The group's 1997 album La Flaca did well on the charts in the group's native land. De Vuelta Y Vuelta was issued four years later. ~ John Bush