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Los Tigres, six brothers and a cousin, crossed the border in 1968 from Rosa Morada, Sinoloa, Mexico when they were just cubs, barely in their teens, and have become Grammy and Latin Grammy award winning giants with their contemporary rendition of the very traditional Mexican corrido. Los Tigres is a nickname for children and the very young men that settled in San Jose, California adopted the moniker because it is what an immigration officer had called them as they passed through immigration.


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Los Tigres Del Norte - All grown up and doing fine

"The genre's greatest statesmen" New York Times

Los Tigres, six brothers and a cousin, crossed the border in 1968 from Rosa Morada, Sinoloa, Mexico when they were just cubs, barely in their teens, and have become Grammy and Latin Grammy award winning giants with their contemporary rendition of the very traditional Mexican corrido. Los Tigres is a nickname for children and the very young men that settled in San Jose, California adopted the moniker because it is what an immigration officer had called them as they passed through immigration.

Los Tigres Del Norte - The Boys in the Band

Jorge Hernandez is the central force of Los Tigres Del Norte which is natural as he is the oldest of the eleven children in the family, of which four of the younger brothers and a cousin are in the band. A highly talented musical family, Jorge leads on vocals and plays the accordion, Eduardo also plays accordion but adds variety to the Los Tigres corridos with his saxophone and bass playing as well, Luis plays the guitar, Hernan the bass while Cousin Oscar Lara mans the drums. Everyone but Oscar sings as well. Coming to the United States to find a way to support their family after their father was injured and could not work in the ranching industry any longer the Hernandez boys didn't waste any time promoting themselves in the community and quickly becoming popular locally.

It was from a recording of a local radio stations coverage of an outdoor performance at the Parque de las Flores on Keyes Street in San Jose that Los Tigres Del Norte where discovered by Art Walker in the early 70's. With Walkers encouragement the group went from acoustical to electric guitars and incorporated bass, drums and songs about the modern social concerns of drug trafficking and immigration shared by Mexican and Americans alike.

Crossing over to the big time

Los Tigres Del Norte lit up Southern California in 1972 with a ballad in the traditional corridor moralist story format, of a smuggler couple that manages to get the marijuana to Los Angeles but ends in betrayal and death when the women shoots her partner and disappears with the money. The hit, Contrabando y Traicion, was the beginning of the long and successful pop Spanish-language career of Los Tigres. Jorge wrote songs that spoke of the real life of people on both sides of the American border in the current era. Narcotics and illegal immigration themes are mixed in with love stories, comedic tales and songs of heroic deeds.

Signing with Fonovia Records in the early 1980's and releasing Juala de Oro in 1984 was the next transition for the Tigres. From writing and releasing albums annually on socially relevant topics their popularity mushroomed and found themselves consistently in the low numbers on the Regional Mexican and Top Latin Albums from 1985 to the present. Gracias America Sin Fronteras won Los Tigres Del Norte the Best Mexican-American/Tejano Music Performance Grammy Award in 1987. In 2001 their Uniendo Fronteras album ranked #7 on the Top Independent Albums chart. The Best Norteno Album Grammy Award went to Los Tigres Del Norte for three consecutive years beginning in 2006 for Historias Que Contar, followed in 2007 for Detalles y Emociones and Raices in 2008. And they are not done yet. Their latest album, La Granja, released in 2009 has made #1 on the Top Latin Albums and Regional Mexican Albums chart as well as #45 on The Billboard 200 already.

Prolific talent

Not only have the Tigres released more than 50 albums and recorded over 500 songs they have also appeared in more than a dozen films. While touring around the world in the early 2000's The Tigres Del Norte entertained the U.S. Armed Forces in SE Asia. The bands modernization of traditional corrido has brought it into the 21th century.

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