The CD booklet for Beto Cacao's new album provides all lyrics in both Spanish and English.
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The CD booklet for Beto Cacao's new album provides all lyrics in both Spanish and English.

"Corridos" are a traditional form of storytelling through song, which became widely popular during the Mexican Revolution. They often tell stories of history, oppression, the common human experience and cultural heroes. These songs chronicle life (and sometimes death) in an easily shared and consumed format.

A new album by Athens-based musician and activist Beto Cacao carries on the tradition of this musical form. It's called Undocorridos: Songs of the Stories and Struggles of the Undocumented in the USA

Beto Cacao speaks about his new album, Undocorridos: Songs of the Stories and Struggles of the Undocumented in the USA.

Cacao spoke to On Second Thought from WUGA in Athens to explain more.

 

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