Tell me about your iTunes playlists, and I’ll tell you who you are.
This isn’t exactly how the original saying goes, but there is some truth to it. Music says a
lot about those who consume it. My playlists, for instance, will tell you EXACTLY
when I graduated high school. And that’s why they’re classified.
Music also says a lot about those who produce it. This is why Jorge Ochoa, S.J. spent
two years studying narcocorridos, a form of music that comes out of Mexico’s drug
culture. Jorge wants to make a contribution to the groups who seek reconciliation
between the cartels and wider society – groups who are looking for dialogue, and
eventually, for peace. Jorge claims that this music can provide an inroad to seeing cartel
members from a different, even humanizing perspective. Listen in to find out more.