Mexico's Murder Ballads

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The late Mexican musician Sergio Vega specialized in writing ballads that glamorized the exploits of drug lords. He was gunned down in late June as he drove to a concert in the western state of Sinaloa. Today, we look at the musical style known as “narcocorridos” and the blurry line between fact and fiction. Also, Tijuana's electronica icons Nortec Collective fuse folk music with dance floor beats. They joined us for a live performance.

This a repeat edition of Soundcheck.