Concurso de Corridos/Corrido Competition

Back by popular demand, this contest celebrates the art of corridos, a musical genre and oral tradition from Mexico and highly popular along the US-Mexico border. Rooted in the word “correr,” to run, corridos are running accounts of contemporary and historical events put to verse. Popular for over 150 years in Mexico and along both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, corridos document and provide commentary on any and all events, occurrences, and personalities (from horse races to COVID-19) of local, national or international importance that peak community interest and remain in the common memory.

Come listen to original corridos written and sung by locals and let your applause help choose the winners! Three cash prizes! One entry per participant. 
For more information about the contest, contact Celestino Fernández: 520-349-6757 or

Read more about corridos in the August 2020 issue of BorderLore.

Photo by Steven Meckler


Cultural Communities / Countries of Origins

Type of Performance

Festival Appearance
  • Congress stage, Saturday Oct 8, 5:00 to 6:30 PM (Participatory)

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