[Marxism] Los Tigres del Norte- New Album Demands Justice and End to Murders of Women
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Thu Apr 22 01:24:01 MDT 2004
Los Tigres del Norte is the most respected group of Mexican musicians
around. Not just because of the long standing high quality of their music,
but also because they have increasingly spoken out against injustice.
Their music is highly recommended.
Bolder than Ever Los Tigres del Norte Continue Tackling Present Day
International Issues on New Album Pacto de Sangre (Blood Pact) Out Now!
Woodland Hills, CA -- Fonovisa recording Norteño music icons Los Tigres del
Norte, record one of the boldest albums ever, titled Pacto de Sangre
(Blood Pact) tackling head on present day social-political issues affecting
the world. Only a group such as Los Tigres del has the credibility to
address issues of this matter.
As the title of the album suggests, Los Tigres del Norte re-affirm their
pact or commitment to the people who have followed their career and
supported their music. The groups multi-generation appeal has been passed
down from one generation to the next; this has been instrumental in enduring
three decades of recording albums and non-stop touring.
The album Pacto de Sangre presents a mix of their classic corridos,
Norteño, cumbias and love odes. The album reveals the different stories
that Los Tigres Norte have heard from their fans as they have traveled
throughout the United States, Mexico and the world. These are stories that
have been shared by people who have lived and overcome many challenges in
their efforts to improve their families' economic, social, and emotional
The first single "Jose Perez Leon" that climbing to the top tier position on
Billboards Top Regional Mexican Airplay chart is a corrido in style with
a ballad arrangement that has never been heard before by radio and their
fans. Jose Perez Leon, tells the tale of a Mexican farmer who leaves his
country and loses his life while crossing the border, once again a story
that is very often heard of.
In a call out for awareness, Los Tigres del Norte also address the already
internationally recognized issue on the corrido Las Muertas de Juarez.
This corrido is a bold call for justice on the crime wave of kidnappings and
murders of more than 300 women in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico across the border
from El Paso, Texas.
Lastly, the song Los Niños de La Calle reveals the plight of many children
who are homeless and who resort to the streets for survival.
Other songs on the album continue to tell the tales of countries that are
condemned to see its people flee in search of a better life and who at the
same time dance and sing their woes away. Overall the songs are universal
with more than a hint of melancholy. Sorrow and loss underscores each story,
just as they color reality. However, this balanced production also speaks to
the traditional corrido anecdotes and fun loving songs like La Manzanita
and Cumbia Guajira.
Included for the first time as a special gift for the fans the album
includes a DVD with two, never seen before videos of Los Tigres del Norte;
Jose Perez Leon and No Tiene La Culpa El Indio.
The albumPacto de Sangre is a combination of strong social commentary and
artistic display, while the artwork depicts a conceptual pictorial
testimonial of Mexico as a country, a border with a prevailing commitment
that exists between those who remained in their country and those who have
fled to the United States in search of a better life. Both Mexicans remain
in a blood pact in a bicultural union that bonds all Latin America.
Overall Los Tigres del Nortes musical career can be summed up in three
phrases: el pueblos modern day story tellers, spanning generations, and
worldwide success. For more than three decades the group has taken the
polka rooted Norteño sound and mixed it with true tales of social injustices
and current events told by them as modern day storytellers. A career span
of more than 33 years, millions of records sold, extensive concert tours
throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America, Spain and Asia have
made Los Tigres del Norte a worldwide success earning them well deserved
title of Los Jefes de Jefes.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company
in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the
most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S.
reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a
general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was
launched in 2002 and now reaches 79% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision
Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television
stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television
Group, which owns and operates 31 TeleFutura Network television stations;
Galavisión, the countrys leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision
Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates
68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations
in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records,
Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as
well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision
Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S.
located at www.univision.com. Univision Communications is headquartered in
Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and
radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United
For more information, please visit www.univision.net
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