From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican' : Alt.Latino Alt.Latino intern Vita Dadoo parses through the podcast archive to feature two conversations on the musical styles referred to as "Regional Mexican," its history, and its rising popularity among audiences in the U.S., Mexico and beyond.

From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican'

From the archives: the many faces of 'Regional Mexican'

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This week, Alt.Latino looks to its archive to unearth two conversations about "Regional Mexican," a catch-all term for several music styles emerging from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, and corridos, the narrative ballads that bring this music to life.

In this archival episode, you will hear about the history of corridos, Regional Mexican's rising popularity among new audiences and the artists behind it. You will also hear an excerpt from a conversation from 2015 in which hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd discuss narcocorridos and the role these narco ballads played in relaying the news of El Chapo's escape from prison, featuring NPR correspondent Eyder Peralta.

This episode is hosted and produced by Alt.Latino intern, Vita Dadoo.