50 years after Johnny Cashes historic concert at Folsom Prison. Netflix is coming out with an original documentary and landmark live album, recorded and filmed within the prison walls.
Los Tigres del Norte, one of the most influential and popular Latin bands of all time. Announced the upcoming release of “Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison.” The soundtrack to Netflix’s Original Documentary sets for release in September for Hispanic Heritage Month.
A first-ever Spanish rendition of “Folsom Prison Blues,” written by the band in collaboration with Johnny Cash’s daughter-in-law Ana Cristina Cash. Will be a journey into the world of Latino incarceration set for release in September. With the first advance single and video for “La Prision de Folsom” arriving this week on August 9th.
“We have come to Folsom prison to be with those who lost their way, and those who have been forgotten. We’ve come here to bring our music into their lives, 50 years after the most famous prison concert in history when the legendary Johnny Cash played Folsom. We have always felt a deep bond with Johnny Cash and his music… [which] like ours, is about those who struggle, the marginalized, and the voiceless.”- Los Tigres del Norte (from the documentary “Los Tigres del Norte at Folsom Prison”)
With the country’s demographics continuing change. Latino inmates account for 43% of California’s prison population. After seeing some of the pre-filmed inmate interviews, the band personally selected songs for this project, that best connect to the inmate’s personal experiences. Several of their stories will appear on the album in the inmates’ own voices via the documentary excerpts that are interlaced between the tracks -creating a unique emotional impact.
“Like Johnny Cash we knew that by simply going inside these prison walls, we could bring inspiration and hope to members of our own community in the midst of dark times, and bring a message that they are not forgotten”– Los Tigres del Norte
The band was the only act authorized by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (“the CDCR”) to film and record at Folsom last year for the 50th anniversary.