Back in January when Coachella announced its lineup, norteño fans were excited to see Los Tucanes de Tijuana booked for the two-weekend festival. Most known for their song “La Chona,” the group is one of the most widely celebrated bands in norteño music. Making it onto the Coachella lineup would have been reason enough to celebrate but this week the group got even more good news. According to KESQ, the group was presented with the keys to the city of Coachella ahead of their landmark performance in Indio, California this weekend.
Los Tucanes de Tijuana are the first artists in the festival’s history to be awarded the key to the city of Coachella.
On Thursday, they will be presented with a key to the city of Coachella, according to Goldenvoice, the promoter of the Coachella festival. The ceremony took place on April 11 at the Coachella Library, a Q&A followed with a discussion about the band and their impact in the Coachella valley.
Los Tucanes de Tijuana began their musical careers in 1987 in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico, which is less than four hours away from Indio. Hit singles like “La Chona,” “Mis Tres Animales,” and “El Tucanazo” put the norteño music genre on the map that spread into the U.S. Overall, the group has sold over 14 million albums worldwide and has amassed a huge following.
The group has various ties the Coachella Valley, which makes their upcoming performance more special.
While some might not know, the group has close ties to the city of Coachella. The group started playing in Coachella in their early days at a club known as La Copacabana. Even various members of the group, Mario Quintero Lara, David Servin Raya, Tomas Herrera, Gustavo Labrada Valenzuela, and Alfredo Gonzalez Gonzalez, have family who lives in the area. Their group manager also comes from Coachella.
“The band has close ties to the city,” Coachella Mayor Steven Hernandez told the Desert Sun. “We can identify with them.”
As well as receiving the honor, Los Tucanes de Tijuana will become the first norteño band to take the stage at Coachella.
The group will be leaving their mark at Coachella by becoming the first norteño band to take the stage at the festival. As well as Coachella, the group will be performing at CHELLA on Wednesday, April 17.
It’s a landmark moment for the group in terms of representation on a mainstream U.S. festival. All of this is well deserved recognition for the group that has supplied the soundtrack to countless quinceaneras and backyard parties.
Our collective consciousness is firmly placed in the second stage of grief at Netflix for canceling One Day at a Time. One of the shows we have left from Netflix for YA Latino representation is On My Block.
To recap Season 1: Jamal found the Roller World money. Monse found her birth mother and doesn’t know it yet. Diego didn’t kill Tyrell as ordered by his older brother/ gang leader Spooky. Tyrell showed up at Olivia’s quince and shot Ruby and Olivia. ☹️
SPOILER: We have all the spoilers. ⬇️
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You may be able to reduce your therapy costs by 70 percent by just skimming through these spoilers. That’s because fans have all the funniest memes to cope.
The fans have spoken: nobody is missing Olivia this season.
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Sure, some people are mourning the death of Olivia but so many On My Block Fans are not. Twitter has not a tear to shed over the death of the character.
Even Kehlani, Goddess Herself, came out as a major fan of On My Block.
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As tragic as episode one of Season Two was, the comic relief was geared toward Latinos and minorities. When it was revealed Ruby was planning to give Olivia a Spanish-English dictionary for her birthday? 😂
We’re here to see masculinity presented as a strong display of feelings.
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Caption: “i’m ngl, seeing both ruby and cesar express their pain with tears is so beautiful to me. it’s nice to see a change in masculinity in shows/movies. it’s ok for boys to show emotion. it only shows that they’re human. i love you #onmyblock!”
When we first read this, our hearts dropped, too.
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These On My Block fans have no chill when it comes to showing their love for their favorites. However, is there even a lie in this tweet? Honestly, we ask you to let us know.
Even Jason Genao came out on Twitter to thank the fandom.
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His Twitter words exactly: “I want to say thank you for those who are showing support. This version of Ruby is for those who are told emotions are for the weak and more so those struggling with mental health. Your platform is now too big for them to ignore. We see you (we see you jasmine voice)”
Plus, we get to see how Ruby and Jasmine’s friendship evolves without Julia (forgive me, ghost).
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The two have been longtime neighbors and Jasmine makes extra effort to comfort Ruby during his grieving process. Then she puts on a Bachelor’s-esque show for Ruby to get a date to the dance. Don’t worry–Monse threw feminist shade all over it.
The fandom elevates Jasmine to A-list performance and full level obsession this season.
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@PricklyPundit was 100 percent here for Jasmine: “She was excellent as the comic relief in S1, but only 3 episodes in to S2 and my love for Jasmine is officially solidified. The glimpse into her home life and overall outlook on life was done really well and added such nuance to an already amazing character. #OnMyBlock”
Turns out, Jasmine is living in Enlightenment.
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This season, we learn about her family life and how she has the strength to be fearlessly herself. She lives for herself–nobody else.
Jamal had a total and complete meltdown over having that much cash.
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He didn’t tell his friends about the Roller World money because he felt it was too insensitive. We know he felt this way because he talked about it extensively with the gnomes from Julio.
He set up cameras in his room and watched himself roll around in the piles of cash.
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Boy was having legitimate paranoia about being rolled up on if anyone found out he had $200k in a duffel in his laundry bin.
THEN, THERE WAS THIS REVELATION:
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Cardi B’s got at least another 20 years before she becomes an abuelita but we have a glimpse into the future now. 😂
Let’s talk about when Monse discovered Julia was actually her mother, Selena.
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No, this is not a telenovela, but it might as well be. Monse was telling Julia about how her name is a mashup of her parents’ name and Julia comes out with this. 🤭
We’re all pissed off at how that relationship ended…
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How could Selena just start crying in response to her daughter asking if she could have left her if she looked more like her (read: white).
Selena told her friends that Monse’s dad was abusive.
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Bye, Becky. Monse could never live with her mom when her new friends are all afraid of her dad.
The gang seems to be unafraid of Spooky this season.
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Jamal tried to buy Diego’s protection and Spooky just swiped the money.
Spooky: “We’re not going to forget you helped us.”
Jamal: “I don’t care about your good will. I want my money!”
Jamal and Abuelita continue to be the most important friendship on television.
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The two found $200,000 together in Season 1 and launder it in Season 2. Iconic.
Oh, and we’re all scarred by the finale.
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Caption: “they rly finna end like that.. smh @OnMyBlock#onmyblockszn2″
🚨 SPOILER ALERT 🚨
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All four of the kids get kidnapped! We’re all Santos’ to you, Netflix.
Netflix, we’re already gearing up to fight for Season 3.
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Now we know to watch and rewatch that over and over, get on social media, and get our brown voices heard. We need this content and we deserve it.