AMERICA/MEXICO - "We must learn to build not to destroy!” says Bishop Galván Galindo against “narcocorridos” music

Saturday, 5 March 2016 evangelization   formation   violence   bishops  


Coahuila (Agenzia Fides) – " We must learn to build not destroy! Today’s type of music influences the state of mind of many adolescents. If they listen to "Narco Corridos" music they want to emulate these people and their illegal actions, but if they listened to a different sort of music, in the end they might like another style of life”, said Bishop José Guadalupe Galván Galindo, of the diocese of Torreon, Coahuila (Mexico).

With these words the bishop expressed support for the initiative of the governor of Coahuila State to prohibit the distribution and promotion of the so-called "Narcocorridos" singers.

"Narcocorridos" are a type of Mexican folk song (corridos) "story-tellers " of events in certain areas of society, but whereas before the songs were about positive, happy events, now they exalt illegal activities’ drug-trafficking homicides and threats presented as actions worthy of being emulated .

Mons. Galván Galindo, in a report to Fides, underlines that “music can carry a positive message because its universal language can fortify social fabric ”.“This is why we should support the initiative aimed a seeking the best for our young people”.
(CE) (Agenzia Fides, 05/03/2016)