Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Al Otro lado (To the other side)

A new documentary will air tonight on PBS, Al Otro Lado. The primary focus is the development of the Mexican corrido (ballad) in the state of Sinaloa. I won't have access to this from here in Mexico, but I would encourage each of you to see it if you can. The review linked above outlines how the corrido has been deeply tied to undocumented immigration to the U.S. for the last 30 years, and the evolution of the narcocorrido (ballads of drug runners). It promises to present a complex and sophisticated examination of the corrido and U.S.-Mexico immigration.

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