El corrido Mexicano : musica y cuernos de chivo

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  • In existence for more than a century, the Mexican corrido-or musica de la frontera, as it has also come to be known-continues to be met with enthusiasm on both sides of the Mexico/U.S. border. Filmed on location in Mexico and San Diego, this program showcases performances of the following songs: "Terrible Cuerno de Chivo," by Los Sierrenos; "Ezequiel Rodriguez," by El Palomo y el Gorrion; "Operacion Pesada," by Los Tucanes de Tijuana; "Las Monjitas" and "El Mexicano Mojado," by Grupo Exterminador; and "Contrabando y Traicion," "Pacas de a Kilo," "Jefe de Jefes," "De Paisano a Paisano," and "Somos Mas Americanos" by Los Tigres del Norte. Some theme-related lyrics may be objectionable.


  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 14, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Mode of access: Internet.
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  • In Spanish.


  • Mexican Northern Music (7:32) -- Characteristics of Border Music (3:37) -- Heroic Figures Immortalized in Song (5:22) -- Mexican Outdoor Concert (4:29) -- Mexican Drug Dealers Travel to America (2:12) -- Mexican Songs: Rebel Messages (3:49) -- Corrido Performers Sing Only What Is True (5:08) -- Drug Dealers as Heroes (4:40) -- Drug Trafficking: Guerrilla Strategies (1:53) -- Song Glorifies Rifle (3:24) -- Drug Traffickers and Rebels: Mexican Corrido Icons (3:11) -- Border Between Mexico and the America: Fatal Attraction (4:53) -- Mexican Claim to American Heritage (4:23)
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