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Spanspek Spotlight: Macondo

Folks, it's sad times around these parts.  Why you ask?  The Dodgers have once again lost in the playoffs and the Giants are going to the NLCS.  It's a travesty I tell ya!  POR QUE?!?!?!?!

Anywho, so the next Spanspek Spotlight is about a band near and dear to my heart (mostly cause us Spanspek guys are in it!).  Give it up for Orosi latin indie band MACONDO!
Formed in early 2012, Macondo initially found bandleader Israel Flores creating a sound that brimmed with confidence, exuding Mexican and American influences through use of cumbia rhythms, percussion, and rock instrumentation.  Now in its third year of existence, Macondo still plays with vigor, but has branched out to include alternative and indie rock elements in it's newer material.  The result is music that is cultured and boundless.  

The mixing and matching of genres can be attributed to the band boasting veterans from a wide range of musical styles.  These include former norteño bassist Jason Trevino, roc en espanol multi-instrumentalist Carlos Garcia, and blues guitarist Jeremy Marroquin.  The variety in experience makes for some genre bending tunes.

Within a short period of time Flores and company have managed to play some great shows, most recently opening for Mexican band Enjambre during a recent stop in Fresno.  Their live shows are not to be missed.

The band will make it's return to Spanspek on the 17th and we're happy to have them!

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Thanks and goodnight and we'll see you soon with another Spanspek Spotlight!


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