Corridos

August 17th, 2011
Art takes a look at the Mexican corrido. Much like folk music from Europe and the United States, the corrido is a narrative style of ballad from Mexico that centers on themes of oppression, daily life and social commentary. The show opens with one of Arts first field recordings as a teenager when he found a group of migrant farmers in Allegan Farms, Michigan who taught him about the corrido and its themes.