is a Mexican ska
band, from Tijuana BC
. In the beginning their name was Radio Chantaje (Blackmail Radio)
, and later they became No
, but upon the knowledge of another band called the same, they changed their name to No de Tijuana (Not From Tijuana)
, to later just shorten it to Tijuana No!
. They were characterized by the social criticism in their lyrics, where they also showed their support to the EZLN
, and made reference in their songs to racial, cultural, international, and governmental problems, like the immigration policies in the United States
. In 1991 they recorded their first album under an independent label, and one year later (1992) they released the same album (with some design changes) under Culebra Records (BMG), who gave them international recognition promoting the single Pobre de Ti (Poor You)
In its early stages they had the participation of Mexican singer Julieta Venegas
, who abandoned the band due to the political views of the group. Luis Güereña, one of the three singers the group had, died in 2004 due to a heart attack
while he was watching television
at his home in Tijuana
. His close friends and family said that Güereña struggled with heroin
and died as a result of an overdose.
The group officially disbanded in December 2002, although they have met occasionally to pay tribute to their companion Luis Güereña.
- Cecilia Bastida Keyboards and Vocals
- Luis Güereña - Percussion & vocals (Deceased)