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The Mexican Corrido: Ballads of Adversity and Rebellion, Parts 1-3

Frontera Newsletter   |   Tuesday, December 5, 2017



Part 1: Defining the Genre               Part 2: Border Bandits or Folk Heroes              Part 3: Two-Part Corridos

The corrido is often described as a narrative ballad, which is an accurate though insufficient definition. Narrative ballads exist in many countries, including the United States. But the form that developed in Mexico in the late 1800s is deeply rooted in that country’s specific cultural history, and especially the inequitable relationship with its conquering neighbor to the North. 
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