LOS CAMINANTES

Los Caminantes are a Mexican grupera band from San Francisco del Rincón, Guanajuato. Originally called Los Caminantes Aztecas, the group was formed in San Bernardino County, California, by brothers Agustín, Brígido, Horacio and Bernardo Ramírez in 1976. In 1982, Martín Ramírez, the youngest brother of the band, joined the group replacing Bernardo on keyboards. They later acquired Humberto Navarro as their drummer. The band released their debut album Supe Perder in 1983 with Luna Records, which spawned the hits, “Supe Perder,” “Para Que Quieres Volver” and “Dime Si Me Quieres.”

Throughout the mid-1980s to mid-1990s, the band had a number of US Billboard 200 chart hit albums such as 1986’s De Guanajuato…Para America! with hit song, “Amor Sin Palabras” (“Love Without Words”). Tragedy struck Los Caminantes when Martín was killed in a bus accident. In the same year a tribute album, 1987’s Gracias Martin, was dedicated to him.

A few years later they filmed a movie, 1990’s Caminantes…Si Hay Caminos, starring as themselves.
Los Caminantes are commonly referred to as Los Chulos, Chulos, Chulos to the public. A nickname given by a disc jockey from their De Guanajuato…Para America! era. As they were seen wearing formal tuxedos, “¡Llegaron Los Chulos, Chulos, Chulos!” (“Los Chulos, Chulos, Chulos have arrived!”).

The band has recorded over 30 albums throughout their existence and had numerous song collaborations with high-profile regional Mexican acts (Diana Reyes, Patrulla 81, Polo Urías y su Maquina Norteña, Banda Pachuco, etc).
Los Caminantes continue to record and tour throughout the United States, Mexico and Central America. Frontman Agustín Ramírez died on October 26, 2022.His sons, Agustín Jr. and Anthony, continue on with the band.