The clash over banda music on the beaches of Mazatlán, Mexico

Mazatlán is home to the traditional music of Mexico, known as banda. With tubas and trombones, enthusiastic musicians go up and down the beaches serenading tourists. But foreigners recently complained, and banda was banned. The World’s Mexico correspondent Tibisay Zea reports that the musicians took to the street to make some noise.

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