Documentary: Narco Music is the Soundtrack to the Mexican War on Drugs

Das Vice Mag hat seine Narco-Doku auf Youtube hochgeladen: Teil 1, 2, 3. Vor ein paar Wochen habe ich mir erst Narco Cultura angesehen, das hier ist praktisch das gleiche, nur anders.

Oben der erste Teil, die anderen beiden und Infos nach dem Klick:

Mexico's narcocorrido music genre and subculture openly celebrates the most extreme aspects of the country's drug war. The songs are filled with catchy, detailed narrations of beheadings, executions, coked-out nights, and a strangely consistent obsession with Buchanan's whiskey.

With lyrics like "We're bloddy and a little twisted / We love killing / Mass kidnappings are the way they should be done / All my crew with gold-plated AKs / Shooting up their bodies until they fall to pieces / A sharpened knife on hand for beheadings," the movimiento alterado—literally the "altered movement"—is more of a "we're-fucking-crazy-and-we-will-cut-you-up" movement.

The music scene originated in the old cartel citadel of Mexico's western Sinaloa state, and it's an open secret that most of the artists identified with the genre are tied to the local cartel.

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Narco Cultura: Doc about a Narcorrido-Band
Mexican Druglord Music
Vice Guide to Film: Mexican Narco Cinema
Instruments made from mexican Drugwar-Guns play John Lennon