Making Movies

Making Movies

Asdru Sierra (of Ozomatli), Members of Las Cafeteras, Chrisol, DJ Que Madre, Rudy De Anda, DJ Benny Jets

Wed · June 5, 2019

8:00 pm

$10.00

This event is 18 and over

Making Movies
Making Movies
Energy, mysticism, roots– it's hard to describe the music of Making Movies, a band that Rolling Stone says is "breaking down walls in the United States," with a mix of afro-latino
rhythms and psychedelic rock'n'roll that makes the group's sound something unique. The connection between the Chi brothers (hailing from Santiago, Panama)– together with their Mexican bandmates, the Chaurand brothers– results in an overwhelming musical presence that takes you through landscapes festive, furious, refreshing, and dark.

At times the falsetto of Diego Chi (bassist) takes you to the underworld, while the fuzz of Enrique Chi's guitar anchors his spirited voice in the midst of the Chaurand brothers’ primal and folkloric percussion. An explosion of energy on the stage––does the soundtrack make the movie, or does the movie make for the soundtrack?


Salsa icon Rubén Blades has joined forces with the Latinx psych-rockers/ activists to launch "No Te Calles," a song and a movement that invites artists and fans to participate on the website NoTeCalles.World. No Te Calles was the first single from the band’s new album ameri’kana, which also features Flor De Toloache, David Hidalgo (of Los Lobos), Flor de Toloache, Las Cafeteras, and Asdru Sierra (Ozomatli). The band has toured extensively, appearing with the likes of Arcade Fire, Los Lobos, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Bomba Estereo, Galactic, Jesse & Joy, Flor De Toloache, and Thievery Corporation.

“(Making Movies) an icon of pro-immigrant advocacy” -Chicago Tribune

“Lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year” - NPR

“Making Movies is breaking down walls in the United States” - Rolling Stone

"A pointed social statement from a group who's sound is its own form of protest" – KUTX, Austin

"[Making Movies] Elevate the beauty of being immigrants" - Chicago Tribune

"On and off stage, Making Movies are deeply invested building and connecting community" - Aengus Finnan Director at Folk Alliance

“Making Movies is breaking down barriers for Latinos in the US Heartland” – Remezcla

“the band synthesizes what’s happening in ... Latin music better than anyone else out there today.” — MTV

“... tough to classify into one genre, which ... makes them that much more appealing.” — CNN en Español


Fuerza, misticismo, raíces. Es difícil describir la música de Making Movies, una banda que Rolling Stone dice está “tumbando los muros en Estados Unidos,” con una mezcla de ritmos latinos y rock'n'roll psicodélico que hace de la música del grupo algo único. La conexión de los hermanos Chi (panameños, veragüenses de nacimiento) junto a sus compañeros mexicanos, los hermanos Chaurand, logra una contundente presencia musical que lo traslada a uno por pasajes festivos, furiosos, frescos, oscuros.

Por momentos el falsetto de Diego Chi (bajista) es capaz de bajarte al inframundo, mientras que la distorsión de la guitarra de Enrique Chi forma el preámbulo de su voz cálida y esperanzadora en medio de una percusión primitiva, tribal. Una explosión de fuerza sobre el escenario, una banda sonora que hace a la película, o una película que hace a la banda sonora.

El ícono de la salsa Rubén Blades se ha unido con la banda para lanzar ‘No Te Calles’ el 18 de enero, un tema y un movimiento que invita a artistas y fans a participar en la página web NoTeCalles.World. No Te Calles es el primer sencillo del próximo álbum de Making Movies: ameri’kana. La banda se ha presentado junto con Enanitos Verdes, Aterciopelados, Jesse y Joy, Arcade Fire, Los Lobos, Bomba Estereo, Zoé, Cienfue y Señor Loop.

web: www.mkngmvs.com

“por su contenido y sonido, uno de los mejores albums del año” – National Public Radio
“(Making Movies), íconos del movimiento pro-inmigrante” – Chicago Tribune
Venue Information:
Moroccan Lounge
901 E 1st St
Los Angeles, CA, 90012
http://www.themoroccan.com/