AbstractThe present study discusses an analytical and ethical understanding of "narcocorridos", which differs from approaches whose main concern is that of textual (re)presentation. The concept of ´intermediality´ helps to address conjunctures of narratological inquiry and cultural music studies, related to questions such as: How does music narrate? How can the affective dimension of (musical) texts be approached without opposing it to their reflective quality? How does an ´ethics of affectivity´ become thinkable? Alongside these and other inquiries, the study intends to provide new and uncommon insights regarding the controversial phenomenon of narcocorridos, especially those that have accompanied the cultural success story of the group Los Tigres del Norte.