Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Los Tigres Del Norte

Los Tigres Del Norte are a multi-Grammy winning norteño music ensemble which usually includes an accordion and the bajo sexto, sounding a great deal like polka music, and is immensely popular with Mexican folk, as well as Chicano people. One of Los Tigres' most popular tracks, entitled "Contrabando y Traicion" (Contraband and Treason), is a narcocorrido. Whereas corridos have been a music tradition that carried news and "augmented" accounts of national events in Mexico (the form is native to Spain), narcocorridos are pieces that extol the feats of drug runners and dealers as they cross borders and fight police to make large sums of money. Below is the video for "Contrabando y Traicion."

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