original industrial rock music full of latin rythms and good energy. let me blow your mind!!!


GHAITAN is a project which began in 2004 in Cali, Colombia. Developed by lead singer Samir Mansour, he began to compose songs with a punk rock influence. After some months he decided to record two songs. With these songs he captured a stronger style, marked by tendencies of neo-metal, with a difference in principle and more aggressive.

Now once again Ghaitan is reinventing their sound. Very soon a reloaded, stronger and sophisticated sound using drum machines and electronic influences will emerge replacing some conventional instruments, such as acoustic drums and the electric bass, on stage.

Ghaitan uses Latin instruments and rhythms infused with punk rock and nu-metal intensity. The lyrics touch many topics ranging from politics, violence, sex, religion, and social issues, but as well, the sensitive topics of love and romance. The political and social issues are important to Ghaitan for the stigma that surrounds Colombia as being a violent and unsafe place and with this music they hope to improve the good things their country has to offer through music and lyrics. The name Ghaitan is derived from Jorge Eliecer Gaitan, a much loved politician by the Colombian people who was murdered in the ‘40s.


EP: "sex, god ´n patria"

some tracks were airplayed in the past

Set List

almost every song has its bothe versions in spanish and english

phenomen-o- man/fenomeno
sr compatriota
old town/pueblo viejo
puto tiro-fijo

covers (no recorded yet, just on stage):
1979/the smashing pumpkins
come undone/duran duran