Hermanos Herrera, Traditional Mexican Music Ensemble
United by blood and through Music, Hermanos Herrera is a musical group consisting of five brothers and their younger sister. The group plays various styles of traditional Mexican music such as Son Huasteco, Son Jarocho, and musica Norteña. They perform with an aggressive and energetic style that is both passionate and exhilarating.
Hermanos Herrera have nine recordings under the Sonbros Record label and a 2017 release under Smithsonian Folkways Recordings:
- Sones Huastecos con Los Hermanos Herrera (1998)
- De Corazón Huasteco (2001)
- Cruzando al Norte (2004)
- Pasión Huasteca (2004)
- Siempre Unidos (2008)
- Huapangueros Para Siempre (2009)
- En Tu Corazón (2009)
- Sones Jarocho y Huastecos y Mas (2017/ Smithsonian)
- Ayer, Hoy y Para Siempre (2020)
For being ambassadors of the Son Huasteco genre, the group was awarded the most prestigious recognition, “Sol Poniente” Lifetime achievement award in Veracruz, Mexico, in 2009.
Hermanos Herrera have shared their music with a wide audience, performing throughout the U.S. and Mexico. They have performed at world renowned venues, alongside the biggest names in the music industry and have appeared on numerous national and international television programs. They have shared the stage with; Los Tigres del Norte, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Linda Ronstadt, Conjunto Primavera, Los Lobos, Intocable, Julieta Venegas, Ozomatli, Jose Feliciano, Montez de Durango, and Banda el Recodo, among countless other artists.
In 2015, Hermanos Herrera joined the nationwide campaign to encourage Latinos in the United States to attend and graduate from college. Their contribution consists of a theme song that became the campaign anthem for Univision’s Education Week, October 5-12. The support eventually led to a final performance on the world-renowned show, Sabado Gigante.
Beyond music, Hermanos Herrera have established themselves as well-rounded scholars and academics. All 6 members of the band are graduates of UCLA, with several members holding additional master’s degrees from both UCLA and USC.
In addition to their musical and academic accomplishments, Hermanos Herrera have maintained an active presence in the community. Through their music they have raised over $100,000 for the community and have assisted in countless fundraising and community service events, educating children and assisting those in need.
Hermanos Herrera continues to promote cultural awareness and appreciation of their Mexican heritage with musical presentations and workshops at both the elementary school and collegiate levels.