Mexican alternative band Santa Sabina was formed in the late '90s after former actress Rita Guerrero met a band called Los Sicotrópicos and they decided to combine their ideas in a new project called Vox Tanatos. The name was changed soon after to Santa Sabina as a tribute to saint Maria Sabina. The band's first lineup included guitarist Pablo Valero and keyboardist Jacobo Lieberman, who were later replaced by Otoala and Lach. In December of 1992, Santa Sabina released a self-titled album, followed by 1994's Símbolos, produced by Adrian Belew. By that time, the group was recognized for performing at benefit concerts to help indigenous people. In 1995, Concierto Acústico was recorded during shows at a local venue called El Hábito. Santa Sabina's mystical style was incorporated one more time on its 1996 album, Babel, presented live at Mexico City's Metropolitan Theatre. The following year, the band recorded Unplugged at MTV Latino.