Los Angeles, CA - October 19, 2017 - Making Movies is kicking off their 22-date Immigrants Are Beautiful Tour, as a celebration of solidarity in the face of fear-mongering and hate. Frontman Enrique Chi shared, "It's time to realize we are all part of this continuum, this beautifully flawed human race that has migrated from every continent to bring us all the beauty we enjoy today."
The band has also announced the release of a new EP, You Are Another Me, which features collaborations with David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and Philthy Dronez (SuenaTron) due out Dec 1st. You Are Another Me is an evolving album: not only will it live as the 4th side of the double vinyl release of the band's critically acclaimed 2nd LP I Am Another You (vinyl also out Dec 1), but will also include additional recordings and collaborators, to be uploaded monthly, for a year after its release. Enrique Chi, Making Movies' singer-songwriter notes: "since making the album, the tides have shifted and the underbelly of systematic racism has reared its ugly head. It is time for us to raise our voices."
Making Movies is an American rock and roll band that captivates audiences with their interweaving of Afro-Latino rhythms and psychedelic rock 'n' roll. The band was formed in Kansas City in 2009 by singer/guitarist Enrique Chi and his brother, bassist Diego Chi, joined by percussionist Juan-Carlos Chaurand and his brother, drummer Andres Chaurand. Making Movies' culture gives way to beautiful dynamic shifts: at times front-man Enrique Chi trades his electric guitar for a folkloric Panamanian mejorana, and the Chaurand brothers hop off drums and percussion to instead supply the rhythmic pulse with dueling zapateados, a traditional dance from Veracruz, Mexico. Armed with their ambitious and politically charged latest album, produced by Steve Berlin from Los Lobos, the band punches out one high-energy song after another with theatrics and improvisation littered throughout. Released in May 2017, I Am Another You peaked at #3 on the Latin Billboard charts and #8 on the World Music Charts.
"Immigrants Are Beautiful Tour" kicks off October 20 in St. Louis, Missouri and will conclude on November 19 in Watsonville, California. Making Movies invites all DACA recipients to receive a free ticket to the shows as the band aims to create a space for communities to celebrate their cultural diversity. "We invite all people to come and enjoy a space where the differences between us are not only accepted, but highlighted, as the centerpiece ofmankind's beauty." DACA recipients only need to sign up for their free tickets on the band's website: makingmoviesband.com/daca.