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Local Mexican Band to Perform for the First Time in Pasco since Latin Grammy Nomination

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They are a Latin Grammy nominated band and they are from right here in the Tri-Cities. They are a Latin Grammy nominated band and they are from right here in the Tri-Cities.

PASCO, WA - They are a Latin Grammy nominated band and they are from right here in the Tri-Cities.

They are so successful thanks to their determination to follow their dreams.
     
Los Canarios formed about 15 years ago in Pasco and they are back this weekend performing in their hometown for the first time since their Latin Grammy nomination.

They're made up of drums, guitars, a bass, an accordion and a harp but also a lot of perseverance.
     
"Our music in Mexican music it was unique, it's unique having a harp on stage, I mean it's different than other bands that's out there right now," said Raul Nava.

15 years ago Los Canarios were just young musicians that would play table to table at local restaurants, but they had a dream!

"We kinda had a dream and when I met him we kind of agreed on a lot of dreams so we kind of just went for it." 

Back in November their dream became a reality, the Latin Grammy nominees went to their first award show in Las Vegas! 

"Its a big honor to be representing Pasco and the Tri-Cities and the lower valley and the places around here," said Valentin Castillo.

And although they are making it big they say it is important to remember their roots.

"It's actually very nice to say we're from Pasco and we actually grew up working in the fields and construction and all that good stuff," said Castillo. 

It has been years since the band played locally in a public concert. And they are a little nervous to show off how the band has grown but agree they feel the local support of their fans!

"We never forget that we started here and we like that, I think the people really like that too, they appreciate it that we love our town."

Los canarios will take the stage this Saturday at the TRAC Center in Pasco along with several other Hispanic performers.

You can find ticket information here. And to check out more about the band, click here. 
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