Note: We had to repost this post by Vato due to technical difficulties...but is all his and Sanjuana Martinez'
By Sanjuana Martinez La Jornada (2-3-2013)
Translated by Un Vato Borderland Beat
Drugs and violence in Monterrey; at their funerals, they said goodbye to the 17 musicians with vallenato songs.
"It wasn't the first time they played in those places. Their music is enjoyed by these types of organized crime groups. And although the music belongs to everybody, it can be an investigative lead."
The same is true for their music, which remains a subculture, underground. And even though it moves millions of people of all types, it continues to be considered music for gangsters or drug users."
The Monterrey style of Colombian dance is peculiar and different from the Colombian original; here, it even adopts a bent-over pose that simulates sniffing from a bag: "Kombo Kolombia became the favorite group of the Monterrey vallenata youth.