Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and a companion EP, You Are Another Me, the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another. The foursome showcases their Latin American roots, with frontman Enrique Chi incorporating traditional instruments like the Panamanian mejorana alongside electric guitar, or the Chaurand brothers swapping drums and percussion for a dueling zapateado huasteco, a traditional form of dance from Veracruz, Mexico.
The band's political idea is straightforward enough that they can express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.”
Making Movies will be joined onstage by three key members of New York's Latin music scene: singer and founder of Afro-Latino Fest, Mai-Elka Prado, and Latin Grammy winners Mireya Ramos and Shae Fiol of the all-women Mariachi group, Flor De Toloache.
The artist will donate their proceeds from this performance to benefit the non-profit RAICES, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees in Texas.