Corridos are popular narrative songs that tell epic tales of historical struggle and the difficulties of peasant life, particularly in Meixco.Learn about corridos with The Smithsonian’s “Corridos sin Fronteras” | Contemporary Latin-American band, Sparx, sings the traditional corrido, “Ballad of Gregorio Cortez” | Learn about “Narcocorridos,” an emerging genre of corridos written about the exploits of Mexican drug lords
COUNTRY: Mexico, Nicaragua
KEY INSTRUMENTS: Accordion, Guitar
SONG ON AATW: LATIN AMERICA CD: La Llave
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