Vamonos al baile! Corridos, regionalism & cultural symbolism: An expressive narrative approach to Los Tigres Del Norte

Jorge Luis Aguilar Cruz, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

This study seeks to understand how qualities and characteristics of the study's participants are influenced not only by their families and humble roots, but also for how they are influenced specifically by corridos of Los Tigres Del Norte in which the theme of the songs speak of immigrant life, values, and experiences as bicultural citizens and naturalized citizens. In this study, these ideas are explored and examined using various methodological approaches, including in-depth interviews, open-ended questions, and participant observations. This study also demonstrates how corridos communicate with their listeners, how they are influenced by the corridos, and more importantly, how they identify with the songs and how their worldview and lives are affected. First hand testimonies of Los Tigres Del Norte fans who in turn are the participants of the study support the ideas and research discussed.^

Subject Area

Anthropology, Cultural|Speech Communication|Sociology, General

Recommended Citation

Aguilar Cruz, Jorge Luis, "Vamonos al baile! Corridos, regionalism & cultural symbolism: An expressive narrative approach to Los Tigres Del Norte" (2012). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1513620.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1513620

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