Los Caminantes

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Los Caminantes are a Mexican Grupera band hailing from San Francisco del Rincón, Guanajuato led by singer-songwriter Agustín Ramírez. Originally called Los Caminantes Aztecas, the group was formed by brothers Agustín, Brígido, Horacio and Martín Ramírez in the mid-1970s. They later acquired Humberto "Pecas" Navarro as their drummer. The band released their debut album Supe Perder in 1983 on Luna Records. Included hits, "Supe Perder," "Para Que Quieres Volver" and "Dime Si Me Quieres."[1]

Throughout the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, the band had a number of Billboard chart hit albums such as 1986's De Guanajuato...Para America! with hit song, "Amor Sin Palabras" ("Love Without Words"). The youngest brother, Martín, was killed in a bus accident. In the same year a tribute album, 1987's Gracias Martin, was dedicated to him. They filmed a movie, 1989's Caminantes...Si Hay Caminos.[2]

Los Caminantes are commonly referred to as Los Chulos, Chulos, Chulos. A nickname given by a disc jockey circa the De Guanajuato...Para America! era. As they're seen wearing formal tuxedos, "¡Llegaron Los Chulos, Chulos, Chulos!" ("Los Chulos, Chulos, Chulos have arrived!").

Caminantes are also known for their playing of variety Regional Mexican styles, e.g., Ranchera, Corrido, Balada, Cumbia, Banda and Mariachi. They have recorded over 30 albums throughout their career span and had numerous song collaborations with high-profile Regional Mexican acts (Diana Reyes, Patrulla 81, Polo Urías y su Maquina Norteña, Banda Pachuco, etc.).

Agustín and Los Caminantes continue to record and tour throughout the United States, Mexico, and Central America.




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