MAKING MOVIES AND LAS CAFETERAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE EACH WEEK OF THEIR JOINT TOUR

MAKING MOVIES AND LAS CAFETERAS RELEASE NEW SINGLE EACH WEEK OF THEIR JOINT TOUR 

'TORMENTA' by MAKING MOVIES & LAS CAFETERAS

'Tormenta' premieres on KCRW's Pan Caliente HERE

Available on all digital platforms, click HERE to stream 

'Ritmo De Mi Pueblo' EP will include 5 collaborative tracks

(Los Angeles, CA - May 22, 2018).- On Friday May 25th, Making Movies and Las Cafeteras will release 'Tormenta,' the first single from their upcoming collaborative EP 'Ritmo De Mi Pueblo.' It is the first of four songs the two Latin artists recorded together in Memphis this past March. The fifth track of the EP features Mariachi Flor De Toloache. 'Ritmo De Mi Pueblo' will be released with one new single each week starting May 25th and culminates on June 22nd. Both bands then continue on a joint tour through California, the Southwest, and Texas called Carnaval: The Tour in support of the EP.

'Tormenta' is a song that is about the feeling of being away from home and missing family, an experience the artists bonded over this past spring.  "When I was on the road with Las Cafeteras," says Making Movies frontman Enrique Chi, "I showed them the song and everyone resonated with it, especially since we had been traveling for so long." Hector Flores, singer with Las Cafeteras, added, "the swing of the song captured perfectly the melancholy of a worker, a migrant, a family member longing to be home.  As traveling artist, who are constantly touring, the song became an homage to our loves who we often leave behind to work." -

The feeling of missing home is one common to all people, but rings especially true in the United States for Dreamers, who are unable to visit their families while the DACA program remains in congressional limbo. The single art is a of a polaroid taken during the United We Dream rally at Capitol Hill March 5, 2018.

The EP's  track listing and release dates are as follows:

Tormenta by Making Movies & Las Cafeteras – May 25, 2018

Feo Mas Bello by Las Cafeteras & Making Movies – June 1, 2018

Amor De Mis Amores by Making Movies ft. Mariachi Flor De Toloache – June 8th, 2018

Ritmo De Mi Pueblo by Las Cafeteras & Making Movies – June 15th, 2018

Montaña by Making Movies & Las Cafeteras – June 22nd

Carnaval The Tour is redefining folk in North America by highlighting the rich, but often overlooked, folk music of Latin America and the artists who are bringing it into the future. From Los Angeles to Cuba, Panama to New Orleans, Carnaval is a moment to let loose and express the resilience of the human spirit. It is an open and inclusive environment; a place where tradition and rebellion coexist. The tour features performances by Making Movies, Las Cafeteras, Alex Cuba, and culminates in Making Movies' Carnaval festival in Kansas City. Mariachi Flor De Toloache will co-headline the festival with Making Movies.

Making Movies is a rock and roll band that 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 front man 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."

Las Cafeteras, born and raised east of the Los Angeles river, Las Cafeteras are remixing roots music and telling modern day stories. Las Cafeteras create a vibrant musical fusion with a unique East LA sound and positive message. Their Afro-Mexican beats, rhythms, and rhymes deliver inspiring lyrics that document stories of a community seeking love and justice in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles. Using traditional Son Jarocho instruments like the jarana, requinto, quijada (donkey jawbone) and tarima (a wooden platform), Las Cafeteras sing in English, Spanish, and Spanglish and add a remix of sounds, from rock to hip-hop to rancheras. Las Cafeteras use music as a vehicle to build bridges among different cultures and communities, and create ‘a world where many worlds fit’.

LA Times described Las Cafeteras as “uniquely Angeleno mishmash of punk, hip-hop, beat music, cumbia and rock … live, they’re magnetic.”


CARNAVAL: THE TOUR

May 25 Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge **

May 26 Fresno, CA @ Strummer's ** ^^

May 27 Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse **^^

May 29 San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room **

May 30 Phoenix, AZ @ Musical Instrument Museum **

June 1st Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress @ ** ^^

June 2  Santa Fe, NM @ Santa Fe Railyard ^^

June 3 Austin, TX @ The Parish ^^

June 5 San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger ^^

June 6 Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar

June 7 Oklahoma City, OK @ OSU-OKC ++

June 9 Kansas City, MO @ Knuckleheads **++

** Special Guest: Alex Cuba

^^ Special Guest: Las Cafeteras

++Mariachi Flor de Toloache



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