|Can a musical genre be considered so dangerous as to be banned from the radio? Yes, according to the authorities in some parts of Mexico who have forced radio stations to take action in an attempt to stamp out the culture of “narco corridos”, which they accuse of glamorising drug trafficking and gangsterism.
Article from BBC, including interview with Elijah Wald, member of the Freemuse Advisory Board.
Story from BBC
See also “Mexico: drug ballads and censorship today”, by Elijah Wald, in Shoot the Singer! Music Censorship Today (Freemuse/Zed Books, 2004)
Mexico’s forbidden songs
5 October 2004