Why See Los Tigres del Norte?
The tigers tour again!
Initially formed in 1967, this six-piece Mexican phenomenon from California have brought the musical genre of norteno to the worldwide stage, and have sold over 32 million records. Boasting several Grammys, Latin Grammys as well as their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for their contribution to music and will be hitting Ravinia Pavillion in Highland Park , IL , Closed September 17, 2017 .
A musical progression from mariachi, Los Tigres' norteno specialises in songs focusing on real life situations facing Mexicans everyday, from immigration woes, the cross-border drug trade ever since Prohibition in the 1920s, and their most famous song, "Contrabando y traicion" in 1974, telling the story of a female smuggler who murders her male accomplice before making off with the cash. With most of their music specialising in love between men and women, the band have succeeded in keeping their material fresh by fusing it with other genres such as bolero and rock, whilst incorporating sound effects like gunfire and police sirens in the background.
Performance date: 17 September 2017
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