WHO | HONOREDHuracans Del Norte
EMCEE Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, president of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
GUEST SPEAKERS Jessica Maldonado and Oswaldo Diaz
WHAT Dedication of the 2,732nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHEN Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 11:30 a.m. PT
WHERE 7060 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
WATCH LIVE The event will be streamed live exclusively on walkoffame.com
Award-winning “norteño” band Los Huracanes Del Norte will be honored with the 2,732nd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m. The star will be located at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. The group will be awarded a star in the Recording category.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has proudly hosted the iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1960. The Chamber exists to transform business and improve lives. Through the Walk of Fame, the Chamber celebrates the business that transforms us all – the entertainment industry. Entertainment is a unique blend of art and business: it uplifts and inspires us all.
ABOUT OUR HONORED
“Los Huracanes Del Norte are known all over the world. They have recorded over 900 songs which remind their fans of their roots. said Hollywood Walk of Fame producer Ana Martinez. Many tourists who come to Hollywood are from Latin America and they will be delighted to see this star on our legendary sidewalk,” added Martinez.
Jessica Maldonado and Oswaldo Diaz will join host Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling.
Los Huracanes del Norte are a pioneer group in the Nordic musical genre “norteño” that left an unforgettable mark on the music scene. They are distinguished in their genre by their diligence, discipline, humility and love of life. They are the creators of a distinctive style that has earned them international acclaim and an impressive output of 68 albums, three Grammy Award nominations, winners of Billboard magazine’s “la voz” trophy, the prestigious Heraldo du Mexico and many other awards. Los Huracanes del Norte will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.
Four brothers, Heraclio, Jesus, Francisco and Jose, started this musical legacy. They were born in Yahualica, Jalisco in Mexico and grew up in Tangancícuaro, Michoacan, then emigrated to the United States with their parents. They were farmhands by day, working in California fields and interpreters by night. They were recording their first album during a stormy night when they came up with the name “Los Huracanes del Norte”.
Their first two albums: “El Corrido de Daniel Treviño” and “La Gavilla del Burro Prieto” made it possible to cross the borders of San Jose, to tour the radio stations and other Californian cities. Shortly after, they managed to reach Arizona, New Mexico and even Illinois. In 1979, the hit “La Güera Musiquera” earned them a Grammy nomination and they also received their first gold record.
From 2001 to 2003, several new band members joined, including: drummer Antonio Garcia “El Güero” (son of Heraclio), singer and accordionist, José Luis Mejia “El Chapete” and bajosexto and second voice, Rocky Jr. (son of Heraclio). Güero, Chapete and Rocky Jr. represent the new era of the group with the experience of their uncles, giving new life to the style of the Huracanes and succeeding in attracting youth. Current band members include: Heraclio Garcia, Francisco Garcia, Jose Guadalupe Garcia, Jose De Jesus Garcia, Antonio Garcia, Jose Luis Mejia, Jaime Garcia and Roberto Heraclio Garcia.
In 2019, the band received the unfortunate news that Los Huracanes del Norte frontman Heraclio Garcia was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer. With a heavy heart, he stopped touring with the band to complete the necessary chemo and radiation treatments. It was during this difficult time that Jaime Garcia, a talented musician by nature and the third son of Heraclio, left his musical group to join Huracanes del Norte to fill the role of playing bass in the absence of his father. .
After a year of cancer treatment, Heraclio triumphantly wins his battle with cancer. Today, he travels happily with the group, slowly returning to the limelight and singing on stage where he has sorely missed.
With a life of greatness and an exceptional career. Los Huracanes del Norte is an institution that confirms its status as one of the most emblematic and important groups of northern “norteño” music.
For philanthropy, the group is a big supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.