The global ambassadors of Nortea music and Corrido ballads, Los Tucanes de Tijuana is a Latino Regional Band founded on April 13, 1987, by Mario Quintero Lara and a group of talented friends in the City of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. They came from humble beginnings, starting their musical career by playing in nightclubs. They rose to become the most successful and sought after Norteo band in Mexico, Latin America and the United States.
They are eight-time Grammy nominees and have received numerous music awards in Mexico, the Americas and Europe. They have sold over 13,000,000 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 Dodgers 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.
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 Norteo 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.
Unique…Authentic…Without Comparison… these are the most outstanding qualities of Los Tucanes de Tijuana. They are the only Mexican group to which the front page of the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, San Diego Tribune, News Week, U.S. Week, People Magazine, New York Times and Diario Reforma in the Mexican region has been dedicated.