Fierce enough to bite: Tigres del Norte

If you’ve never heard of Los Tigres del Norte, I’m not too surprised. Los Tigres are a norteño band from Jalisco. In their early days, they sang corridos (ballads) about life on the U.S.-Mexico border. Today, their ballads are more likely about the struggles of immigrant families. The article linked above discusses the transformation of this band nito an international phenomenon. The video linked above is an example of their more recent work as balladeers of the immigrant experience.

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One thought on “Fierce enough to bite: Tigres del Norte

  1. I really feel bad for these people trying to get over to the US. I think, for the most part, they get a bad reputation for nothing. The thing about the money that must be paid for permanent residency is simply ridiculous. In my opinion it is just another excuse to squeeze more money out of the less fortunate in this country. What a shame..

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