Drugs, Music and Reconciliation

Music says a lot about those who consume it.  Flikr image by LordKhan.

Music says a lot about those who consume it.
Flikr image by LordKhan.

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.

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