Julio C Montero, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Los Angeles, records, composes and performs under the moniker Cuñao. Julio was born in Ecuador, but grew up on the multicultural streets of Queens, NY. This mixture of cultures heavily painted the musical world Cuñao would later come to explore. Cuñao’s songs are simple in form, mixing South American folk, 60-70′s romantic ballads, Tropical & cumbia, electronica, rock, 20th Century minimalism, trova, afrobeat and anything else that sounds good as they paint a slightly different picture of what it is to be Latin American. In much the same way that Julio adapted to his new culture upon arriving in NYC, these songs transform and adapt when seasoned with other genres.
Cuñao released its debut album Trabajo Y Ron in March 2011. A collection of electronic songs with the heart of Latin folk tunes.
Los Testigos is a collection of nostalgic songs inspired by the 1960 & 70′s era Latin America. The EP will be the second musical project released by Cuñao. It’s scheduled for release on April 24th, 2013.
Musica Del Recuerdo
20 min 6:15pm on upstairs patio