Cuñao es la voz de una generacion que vive en una dualidad cultural. Aprende del presente mientras anhela el pasado.
Cuñao speaks in a voice that feels the duality of cultures as the norm not the exception and that learns the way of the new but yearns to belong to the old.
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, afrobeat and anything else that sounds good, 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.