history of the
Tigres del Norte could be synthesized of the following way: '
the voice of people, ' importance of generation to generación'
and world-wide success.
With great success ' the Heads of Jefes' have done hers the
tradition of the run one (histories which they celebrate the
search of the truth, justice, opportunity) making of her an
artistic expression, interpreting it in their own words and
making of her a powerful tool to express nonsingle the suffering
and the adventures of all those that arrive from diverse
countries at the United States in search of a better future for
their families, besides to control to the obstacles that face
day day in a different country.
The group has taken Northern music with its roots of polka,
mixing it with true histories of social injustice and the news
to modern way of ' juglares'. Thanks to a rich content in their
letter which reveals histories of the town, have caused that
million people see in them their own reflection: the one of its
past, the present and the future. For that reason and by much
more, the group has gained the name of ' the Idolos Of the
Puebló, sobrename that affectionately granted its public by its
sincerity and humility to them.
With a trajectory of more than three decades, millionaire sales,
extensive tours through the United States, Mexico, Latin America,
Europe and Asia, have made of the Tigres del Norte a true
The Tigres del Norte undertook their long artistic trajectory
of the hand their musical director, main voice and accordionist
Jorge Hernandez, who next to his brothers Hernán, Eduardo, Luís
and its cousin Oscar Lara, they initiated united the way,
obtaining to arrive at unimaginable levels.
From its beginnings, the artistic race of the Tigres del Norte was laid the foundations on a solid base of principles and
values very rooted to its culture; the honor, the pride and the
In 1968, the brothers had to leave their earth native, Pink
Dwelling, Mocorito, Sinaloa Mexico and to undertake their way
towards the United States, with the hope to help their family. A
day, after touching in the border city of Mexicali, they were
contracted to act in a parade of the Day of Independence in San
jOse, California, the group in that then not yet had name and
was an immigration official that called ' Little Tigers', and as
they traveled towards the north, it completed his phrase with
the expression ' The Tigres del Norte', the Tigres del Norte. Thus giving origin to the name of the group.
The group settled down in San jOse, California, the city that
until today remains as its place of residence. It was in that
city in 70s that the Tigres del Norte obtained their first
record contract, with one novel called company FAMA Record, seal
that with the years went to become the most important of the
Coast West. The Tigres del Norte were the first artist signed
for FAMA Record by Art Walker, a well-known industralist who I
listen to the group by the radio during a local presentation in
the Park the Flowers, by the Keyes street in where it was used
to reunite the Mexican community in the city of San Jose.
When initiating their artistic stage in this company, the Tigres
del Norte received a suggestion to modify their traditional
sound to one more contemporary, with the incorporation of
electrical instruments. At that time the group recorded its
first album in San jOse, California. With time the group
modernized its sound, varying its style with diverse sorts like
the bolero, cumbia, rates of rock and valses.
The tradition of ' conscientizacion social' was born in the
Tigres del Norte from his first subjects, "Contraband and
Treason", a history that speaks of the treason of love of made
famous even Emilio Varela and Camelia the Tejana (1971), "the
Band Of the Red Car" (1973), with time was taking forms that
tradition on the social contents in the letters, giving like
result great successes like, "the Cage De Oro" (1986) and the
classic one "Of Countryman To Countryman" (2000) between many
Like part of its musical mission, the group chose never to allow
that its image badly was interpreted, or using firearms in its
photographies or the use of a language soez in the letter of its
songs. In addition, the group always has given to its place to
the woman dealing to him with respect in its subjects and the
one him about not glorifying the subject of ' narcóticos',
simply to express it like being relating a history.
In its transition to the century 21, a great honor was conferred
them when the best bands of the Mexican rock showed their
respect and admiration by the influence exerted in their own
music. Each band or solista participated recording a subject of
its predilection for album of collection a titled "But Great
Tribute to the Tigers Of Norte"(2001), thus recognizing the more
important northern group in Mexico and the United States.
The special participation of the Tigres del Norte like guests
of honor to XXX the Festival the Cervantino International (2002)
in Guanajuato, Mexico, was an importance event. Not only the
group was the first group of Northern music invited to this
magno cultural event in where they were homenajeados by the
groupings of the most representative bands of the Mexican rock:
Molotov, Barranca and Julieta Venegas, but in addition, I help
to elevate the recognition on the part of the Mexican young
The 2002 were a key year for the Tigres del Norte, gaining
the appointment of ambassadors of the Mexican culture with its
album "the Queen of the South", thanks to celebrates Arturo
writer Perez-Reverte, who wrote the novel of the same one I
title, being inspired by the protagónica pair of the made famous
one run "Contraband and Treason".
This production opened the doors to them to Spain in where the
group carried out presentations in important festivales and
events in 2002 and 2003.
The consistency of these tours allowed the Tigres del Norte
to gain the recognition, as much of the Spanish public as of
means and personalities of the intellectual and artistic world
of this country.
These events were reaffirming the internationalization of the
group, adding themselves to the presentations of the group
during the 2003, is possible to mention the made one for the
American troops in Japan and Korea, in a tour that I take them
by Asia and Hawaii.
In the 2004, the group advanced in its project of
internationalization. The Tigres del Norte lograrón the
globalización visiting American the Sud continent, making
impressive concerts in the countries of Chile and Colombia.
In addition, of to have made a concert like fundamental part of
the ceremony of closing of the ' First Universal Forum of
Culturas' 2004 in Barcelona, Spain.
With the reason to create a record series that related the
legacy of the Tigres del Norte, Fonovisa Record has sent to
the market the titled series ' Musical' Inheritance in format
CD/DVD. This collection of several albums has left periodically,
compiling the subjects by musical sorts, reuniting of this form
the musical legacy of the group. All the CD's is accompanied by
a special DVD that includes videos, gallery of photos, biography
and some new subjects. To date the following albums have been
sent within the Series ' Musical' Inheritance that have reached
high sales and for that reason they have been including in the
lists of sale of the recognized Billboard magazine, they are:
"20 Run Unforgettable" (2003), "20 Boleros Romantic" (2003) and
"20 Northern Famous ones" (2004) and "Cumbias and Something
The more recent unpublished productions of the Tigers of the
Nortés are: "the Queen Of the South" (2002), the album that the
Latin GRAMMY® obtained "Pact of Blood" (2003) and "Direct To the
Heart" (2004) and the collection "the most Requested" (2005).
And now they captivate to us with "Histories that To count" its
new production for this 2006