Los Tucanes De Tijuana
Background information
OriginTijuana, Baja California, Mexico
GenresNorteño
Years active1987–present
Labels
Websitelostucanesdetijuana.com
MembersMario Quintero Lara 1987-Present
David Servín Raya 1987-Present
Alfredo González 2002-Present
Gustavo Labrada Valenzuela 2002-Present
Luis Adrian Cazares Gómez 2018-Present
Past membersJoel Higuera Acosta(+) 1987-2002
Mario Moreno Quintero 1987-2011
Clemente Flores Mondaca 1999-2011
Tomas Alberto Herrera De Haro 2011-2018

Los Tucanes de Tijuana (English: The Toucans of Tijuana) are a Mexican norteño band founded on April 13, 1987, by Mario Quintero Lara and a group of friends in the City of Tijuana, Baja California. The members began their musical career by playing in nightclubs.

They are known for singing narcocorridos (drug ballads)[1] praising the exploits of Mexican smugglers as well as the murders carried out by the cartels.[2] The band got banned from their home city Tijuana in 2010 after paying their respects to the local drug lord during one of their concert.[3]

The Band

Their fast-paced and energizing music, such as "El Tucanazo," has attracted the attention of the Ministry of Tourism for the Republic of Mexico which, through its advertising agency, asked Mario Quintero Lara to pen a song, "Mexico Es Tu Casa" ("Mexico Is Your Home"), to promote tourism in Mexico.They are also the first Regional Mexican Norteño band to win an international film award, receiving an Angel Film Award at the Monaco International Film Festival in November 2007 for a musical documentary; also a Latin Grammy Winner in 2012. It's the first Regional Mexican Music band to participate in the opening video of the Super Bowl LI.

They are twelve-time Grammy nominees and have received numerous music awards in Mexico, the Americas and Europe. They have sold over 15,000,000 albums and are proud to note among their achievements several gold, platinum and multiplatinum records. They have filled to capacity highly important venues in the United States and Mexico such as Dodger Stadium, the Astrodome, Estadio Azteca, and have had concerts at Central Park in New York City and the Zocalo Plaza in Mexico City where the crowds easily surpassed 120,000 fans. Los Tucanes De Tijuana average 120 engagements per year, more than 5 million attendees have enjoyed their concerts. Los Tucanes de Tijuana is the only Regional Mexican Band that has been able to place simultaneously 6 songs on Billboard's Top Latin Albums (1996-1997). Also it is the only Mexican group to which has been dedicated main cover sheets like Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Diego Tribune, News Week, U.S. Week, People, New York Times and Diario Reforma in the Mexican Republic.[citation needed]

Most of the original members of the band were born in Sinaloa.

In 2019, they became the first Norteño band to perform at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Band Members:

Former Members:

Radio Hits

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  1. Mundo de Amor
  2. Mis Tres Animales
  3. La Chona
  4. Clave Privada
  5. El Centenario
  6. Clave Nueva
  7. Me Robaste El Corazón
  8. Secuestro De Amor
  9. Hacemos Bonita Pareja
  10. La Piñata
  11. El Tucanazo
  12. Es Verdad
  13. Seis Pies Boca Abajo
  14. Ando Bien Arreglado
  15. Tus Verdades
  16. Desde Que Te Amo
  17. Espejeando
  18. Hotel Corazón
  19. Madre Soltera
  20. El Heredero
  21. Amor Platónico
  22. Me Haces Mucha Falta
  23. De Tin Marín
  24. Las Heladas
  25. Me Gusta Vivir De Noche
  26. Mis Tres Viejas
  27. El Amor Soñado
  28. La Gran Noche
  29. Promesas
  30. Déjate Querer
  31. El Cachorro
  32. Nuestro Destino
  33. Jugo a la Vida
  34. La Chica Sexy
  35. Promesas
  36. Quiero que seamos Novios
  37. Mi Ex
  38. El Sinvergüenza
  39. El Águila Blanca
  40. Mi Amor Inseparable
  41. Amor Descarado
  42. El Virus del Amor
  43. Como La Ves?
  44. Luna Llena
  45. Fiesta en La Sierra
  46. Siempre Contigo
  47. Sin Ti Soy un Loco
  48. Amante de Lo Bueno
  49. El Papa de Los Pollitos
  50. El MZ
  51. Se Fue Mi Amor
  52. Propiedad Privada
  53. Soy Todo Tuyo
  54. El Tío Borrachéales
  55. El Jefe de la Sierra
  56. El Árbol
  57. El Diablo
  58. Julián Pérez
  59. Amor Compartido
  60. 365 Días
  61. Rehabilitado
  62. Soltero y Con Dinero
  63. Soy Parrandero
  64. Perdóname Mi Amor
  65. La Señora de Acero
  66. Suena la Banda
  67. Panchito El F1
  68. Mi Venganza
  69. Al Por Mayor
  70. A Mover El Bote

Discography

Awards

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The GRAMMY Museum -Presented the First Spanish-Language Program Features Performance "Nuestra Historia": By Los Tucanes de Tijuana" and Storytelling by World-Renowned Mexican Band. For our first-ever Spanish-only program," said Executive Director Robert Santelli.

The PROCLAMATION from the cities of: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Oklahoma, Chicago, Houston, Phoenix, Oxnard, Carson, Chinantla Puebla, México.

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References

  1. ^ "Narcocorrido, the sound of Los Angeles". the Guardian. March 28, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Tucanes de Tijuana -Niño De oro, retrieved April 30, 2021
  3. ^ "Los Tucanes de Tijuana: Banned in their namesake border city". LA Times Blogs - La Plaza. August 16, 2010. Retrieved April 30, 2021.
  4. ^ http://lasvegaswalkofstars.com/
  5. ^ Official Site