Nortec Collective Crosses Musical, Real Borders

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Fussible and Bostich stand at the Mexico-U.S. border; credit: CoreyTakahashi / NPR i

Fussible and Bostich stand at the Mexico-U.S. border. CoreyTakahashi / NPR hide caption

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Fussible and Bostich stand at the Mexico-U.S. border; credit: CoreyTakahashi / NPR

Fussible and Bostich stand at the Mexico-U.S. border.

CoreyTakahashi / NPR

The Nortec Collective, a group of musicians in Tijuana, blend the traditional Norteno style with club beats. They have thrived in the mix-it-up culture of Tijuana for a decade, in part, because so many people traveled across the border to collaborate with and listen to them. But recent border crackdowns have changed the musical culture and the style of the Nortec Collective as well.

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