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Macondo

Good morning everyone!  What's the haps!?  The days are ticking away till we're all together rocking out at the Orosi Memorial Hall!  Until then, we've got plenty more bands to write about, so lets get to it!

Next up for your listening pleasure is the new project by Spanspek Co-Founder Israel Flores; Orosi's own Macondo!
Here's a bit of bio from the bands website:

In Macondo I get to express sentiments in a way like never before.  I'm used to people hearing me play an instrument.  I am not used to people hearing me sing.  Here you will find both.

Indeed!  Known primarily as a guitarist, Macondo finds Flores making his first foray into fronting a band.  The result is a sound that brims with confidence, exuding Mexican and American influences through it's cumbia rhythms, harmonies, and rock instrumentation.

The band is still relatively new, but includes veterans from other styles of music, such as norteño bassist Jason Trevino and roc en espanol musician Carlos Garcia.  Within a short period of time Flores and company have managed to play some great shows (most recently for the 2013 Fresno Urban Sound Experience), not to mention release a fantastic two song demo:
Look for this band to bring the hometown crowd out!

For more info on Macondo, please visit their website, and follow then on Facebook and Twitter.

Cristobal Carrillo
September 25, 2013

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