Mexican ‘Corrido’ Music Becomes Anthem for Drug Traffickers, Film Shows
01/29/2013 - 13:36 ||
If you’ve heard the song "La Cucaracha," you’ve heard a corrido before. Corridos are traditional Mexican folk ballads often played by ‘banda’ groups outfitted with tubas, trumpets, accordions and guitars.
These days, a new blend of this type of music is being popularized by many norteño groups who sing about and glamorize drug traffickers in Mexico’s bloody drug war. This new genre – known as the ‘Movimiento Alterado’ (or Altered Movement) – is now called narco corridos.
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