Mexico: Narcocorrido musician killed

12 January 2021
Image: Accordionist Gabino Ayala / Gabino Ayala’s Instagram


On 24 December, narcocorridos accordionist and member of the musical group Máximo Impacto Gabino Ayala was killed in his car by a group of unknown individuals, reported Eje Central.  

The motivation behind the attack is not yet clear. According to Infobae, the prosecutor’s office considers Ayala singing to the Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel as the first line of the investigation. The musician’s wife and brother-in-law were also killed in the attack.

The narcocorrido is a variation of the corrido, a traditional Mexican ballad. The main themes of narcocorridos are Mexican drug traffickers and their lifestyle.

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