One of the most popular bands signed up to play this year Coachella music festival is already well known by a group of people outside of the music industry, as they have been huge supporters of the Mexican cartels and accused of drug lord, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán.
Los Tucanes de Tijuana will take the stage at Coachella during the Friday night concerts, when Childish Gambino securities.
Los Tucanes de Tijuana is a Mexican norteño group founded in Tijuana by group leader Mario Quintero Lara. They have been nominated for a dozen Grammy awards and have won numerous awards across Mexico and Europe.
They have also been criticized for their glorification of Mexican cartels and drug lords, especially El Chapo. Several songs by Los Tucandes de Tijuana have been classified into a sub-genre known as “Narcocorrido” and are essentially drug ballads.
They even released a song praising their admiration for the former Sinaloa cartel leader in a song named after him. Due to their glorification of violent drug gangs, Los Tucanes was once banned from performing in Tijuana. The musicians believed the ban was censorship and claimed to have no real affiliation with any of the cartels they sang about.
However, Los Tucanes conductor Mario Lara was seen in a recent Instagram photo with El Chapo’s socialite wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro. After posting the photo, Emma reportedly said she just ran into Lara at a party and was claiming to be a fan of the group.
It’s unclear if El Chapo’s wife will make the trip to Indio, Calif. To see Los Tucanes perform live, or if the Sinaloan-born band members will use the stage to make a public comment on their most fanatic. infamous adult chat rooms.