Grupo Condor is a touring folk music ensemble representing traditional styles of Spanish-speaking America. Their concerts and school programs focus on the blend of Spanish, African, and Native American influences that have created this tri-cultural art form. Currently residents of Oregon, Grupo Condor members are natives of Mexico and Chile. The band is dedicated to the preservation of their musical heritage. The instruments used by Grupo Condor are comprised of three groups - the string family of Spanish influence, the flute family of American influence, and the percussions of both African and American influences. Group members discuss the instrument names and origins in-between songs and stress the importance of each culture's contribution in the formation of this enchanting music. Grupo Condor has been selected for the Young Audiences of Oregon roster since 1993 and for the RACC roster since 1999. They have showcased for Arts Northwest, WAAA, and NACA. Recently, Grupo Condor was chosen for the Northwest on Tour roster 2002-2003.