Kabah was formed in 1992 by Federica Quijano and her brother Andres. Their cousin Sergio O’Farrill was next to be added to the group, and later their neighbor and friend Maria José. At the time there were many pop groups in Mexico with four members, so Frederica and André decided to add longtime friends René and Daniela, bringing the total to six.
Shortly after the addition of these final two members, they did a cover for the group The Party. The song was called Encontré El Amor (I Found Love). Shortly after the release of Encontré El Amor, the group recorded this and another song, Somos Tan Differentes (We are so different) at Gil Brothers studios, forming a two song demo tape
Eager to show their talent, they were given the chance to sing their two songs at a popular club. However, they were ill received by the audience and ultimately booed off the stage. Their second show came at the end of 1993 at a kindergarten where Federica worked as a teacher’s assistant. For this show, they remade their two songs, giving them a more child friendly feel. Ironically, this event would end up marking their careers, as they realized they could find greater favor among younger audiences.
Despite their hopes however, they were initially turned down by several producers, such as Cha, Claudio Yarto and Aleks Syntek. It was not until Federica accidentally came across the phone number for Televisa that they found success. After calling Luis de Llano, the only music producer of the network, they were asked to come in for a meeting.
Luis told them about a singing talent show called Valores Juveniles, and suggested they spend a few months practicing for it. They then signed a contract for one album with Polygram Music, and soon after their first album, Kabah, was finished. They then went on to win the talent show with their first song, “Encontré El Amor.” The album, which was officially released in 1994, contained four songs written by the group and was a success among the younger population.