The Mayor Adam Marco Quezada said that city hall will deny any permit for musicians of any group who performs music of the genre narco-corrido in Chihuahua.
"I think the narco-corridos do not contribute to the culture of children and we will prevent any of these groups who play this kind of music from performing in Chihuahua" he said.
He said the town clerk has been ordered to deny permission to groups playing this music starting from today.
He said that these are not the right times to applaud crime or celebrate criminals because people are living in a very difficult and complicated time when young people should have other choices in life.
He added that the choice to use drugs should not be presented as simply a choice of lifestyle, "because people think that drug trafficking is a way to be successful in life but they are wrong," he said.
The narcocorrido is a sub-genre belonging to the norteña music, which is heard mainly in the northern states of Mexico, Southwestern states of the US and also in Colombia. In Mexico this music is mainly interpreted by musicians from the north of Mexico and in the United States by Hispanics from Latin American communities.
This has been the recent trend of the traditional Mexican corrido, and primarily attempts to promote and celebrate famous figures, people and events related to drug trafficking.
In 2010 the narcocorridos dominate in popularity in the states of Sinaloa and Chihuahua, the two states most affected by drug trafficking, and the most popular contemporary singers are: Luis Silvestre, Los Nuevos Elegantes, Los Buitres de Culiacán, El Komander, Erik Estrada, Arley Perez, Grupo Escolta de Guerra, Gerardo Ortiz, Goyo Gastelum, Alfredito Olivas, Calibre 50, Enigma Norteño, Grupo Cartel, Grupo Alto Impacto, Grupo Sicilia, Grupo Voz de Mando, Jorge Santa Cruz, Roberto Tapia, Titanes de Durango, Canelos de Durango, among others.