Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), president of Mexico, announced through the morning conference at the National Palace that The Northern Tigersthe norteño and corrido band most loved by the national public, will be in charge of liven up the Independence party this 2022.
According to the confessions of the head of the Federal Executive, at 8:00 at night the special draw for the National Lottery will take place; at 9:00 sharp they will open the square and at 10:00 the music will begin by the norteños, who They will play both before and after the shout.
Without a doubt, one of the bands that the president likes the most, because even has rung during their meetings with the Mexican press. “Somos másamericanos”, “América” and “La Jaula de Oro” are the three songs on the Spotify list Music in the morning conference and something else from AMLO’s official profile.
The reason why they are admired not only by the leader of the Fourth Transformation, but by most of the citizens, is also the secret behind their success and the popularity of their songs: his support for Mexican migrants.
If with my song I could, I would tear down the borders so that the world could live with a single flag in the same nation
The secret behind the success in the songs of Los Tigres del Norte
Recently, the documentary of the Tigres del Norte was released on Prime Video entitled Telling Storiesdirected by Carlos Pérez Osorio, who also directed the 2020 documentary, The three deaths of Marisela Escobedo.
In it, in addition to recounting his beginnings, his arrival in the United States and his first great successes, he also they shredded what could be the secret of popularity that the Hernández brothers have accumulated since the 1960s.
All started when Fame Discsthe group’s first record label run by Arthur Walker, who was their great mentor and responsible for their best-known corridos to date as “La Banda del Carro Rojo”, the controversial “Boss of Bosses” or “Gray Van”.
Then the composer Enrique Franco entered the scene, who was responsible for other great themes, but leaving aside the corrido for count the stories of mexican migrants who came to the United States in search of better opportunities to send money to their families in Mexico.
“They sing about something a little more important, more vital like hard times, migration, getting caught by migra, getting arrested, deported and all that. social justice music that’s what I’m going to call her now,” musician Ryland Cooder revealed in the film.
The voice of the migrant Mexican people
On the other hand, Agustin Gurza, an American music critic and columnist for Los Angeles Timesconsidered the members of the band as a kind of “defenders of the positive side of migration”because through their songs they stand up for their countrymen in other countries and try to tell the natives that migrants from Mexico have many qualities that can contribute enormously to the country.
While Elijah Wald, music historian and folk singer, assured that Los Tigres, especially Jorge Hernández, have always had the conviction of becoming the voice of Mexicans, as well as the vision of beyond reaping successesmake songs “That they had a meaning, an importance and that they endure”.
And they have achieved this thanks to the fact that they understand the substance of things, because they, born and raised in a family with little purchasing power, decided to leave their town to seek luck as musicians until they arrived in the United States. with the aim of growing economically to be able to help their parents, without imagining what they would become.
“You never know where you are going to get or how lucky you are going to be. You leave your town and see what God commands you, what God helps you. You don’t know if you’re going to come backthat’s why we came here to work, to help those who remain there”, confessed drummer Óscar Lara of Los Tigres del Norte.
Even some of the Mexican fans of his music living in the United States who were interviewed for the documentary considered that his corridos with migration stories have come to change their lives, as they have been the “soundtrack” of their experience.
“For the people who listen to them, see their stories reflected in them, I think increase their own value and elevate their dignity, it is help to live those difficult days, weeks or months, in fact difficult lives,” concluded Ted Gabrielli, a Jesuit priest at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles.
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