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Condado

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Condado is a DIY rock band from the heart of North Carolina. Spanning Randolph and Guilford Counties, naming the band “Condado” (the Spanish word for county) is a reminder of the rural/suburban locations in which the members grew up, places usually lacking diversity and a supportive music scene.
The band also stands as being one of the few in the genre that are completely made up of ethnic minorities/people of color.
Pulling influence from the current decade’s Northeast emo scene, Condado provides its take on the sound through punchy, agile percussion, dancing guitar riffs, dense chords, and roaring bass lines. The members have extensive backgrounds in grade school concert/jazz/marching band, and use this to add stops, meter changes, and other rhythmic nuances to further distinguish their sound. Lyrics are always starting a conversation, as frontman Birdie Velazquez always has a story to tell.
“Our music is written in order to show everyone that we have been able to surpass the hardships in our life by being outspoken about times that have made us feel vulnerable. We write music for everybody, but being that we’re minorities, that’s just one more way to connect with people; that’s a couple more stories I can tell.” - Birdie Velazquez
Members include:
Alberto "Birdie" Velazquez
Josh Reid
Javan Trinidad
Anunt Singh
Special Thanks:
Kevin Benitez
Larry Pugh
Daniel Pobee-Mensah
Aaron Uhl
Matt Alexi
Meghan Puryear
Chris Wimberley
Glenn Schwartz
Josiah Clark
Adam Perez

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