Héctor del Norte is a Mexican musician who has achieved great success in his career, but unlike many other artists in his genre, he focuses on composing corridos for ordinary people. In this interview, we will learn more about his story and his approach to music.

Héctor, thank you for joining us today. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you started in music?

Of course, thank you for having me. I’m originally from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, and I became interested in music at a young age. I learned to play various instruments and started writing my own songs. After a few years, I had the opportunity to record my first corridos, and that was the beginning of my career.

What inspired you to compose corridos for ordinary people?

The truth is, I realized that many popular corridos focus on stories of drug lords or famous individuals, and I felt like something was missing. I wanted to write songs that ordinary people could relate to, that spoke about their struggles and achievements. My first viral corrido, «El gringo,» was inspired by the stories told to me by two Mexican migrant chef friends in the United States, and that gave me the confidence to keep composing about similar stories.

You have spoken before about how society has a misconception of success. Can you explain more about that?

Yes, I have encountered comments that make me believe people have a wrong idea of what it means to be successful. Many think that «successful» people are the ones who do illegal things or have a lot of money, but that’s not necessarily true. There are many people who migrate, who work hard for their dreams, who are parents, or who work in the fields, and they are also «successful» people. Those are the stories I am interested in telling in my music.

You currently live in Poland and donate all the money you earn from playing on the streets to Ukrainian refugees. Can you tell us more about how you found this way to help?

Yes, I decided to move to Poland to explore new opportunities, and it was there that I came across the Ukrainian community who had to migrate due to the war. I saw that they needed help, and I decided that I could do something about it. Playing and singing on the streets gives me the opportunity to share my music and talent while helping others at the same time.

What advice would you give to other musicians who want to make a positive difference in people’s lives through their music?

My advice would be to focus on the stories that truly matter, to speak about ordinary people’s experiences and struggles. Use your music as a platform to shed light on their stories and bring attention to their realities. Music has a powerful way of connecting people, and by telling these stories, you can make a positive impact on the lives of others.

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