Re: RARA-AVIS: Narco Corrido

Date: 11 May 2004

Quoting Mark Sullivan <>:
> Tonight's episode of The Shield dealt with Narco Corrido, songs which
> are supposed to be true stories about the Mexican underworld. I found
> this book, Narcocorrido : A Journey into the Music of Drugs, Guns, and
> Guerrillas by Elijah Wald. Wald hitchhiked through northern Mexico and
> the southwestern US to make contact with the singers, fans and subjects
> of the songs. It sounds very interesting. Has anyone read this book?
> Is it any good?

Not yet (it is in the TBR pile).

Here is an Austin Chronicle review:

Texas Music magazine also had an article on the topic in their Spring 2002 issue, but the article doesn't appear to be online.

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