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MAKING MOVIES IS TAKING THEIR ‘CARNAVAL’ ON THE ROAD W/ ALEX CUBA AND LAS CAFETERAS

By McKenzii Webster

MAKING MOVIES IS TAKING THEIR ‘CARNAVAL’ ON THE ROAD W/ ALEX CUBA AND LAS CAFETERAS
For four weeks in the summer of 2018, venues across the USA will host the first ever Carnaval tour, curated by Making Movies. The concerts will invoke the spirit of a Latin American Carnaval where music, culture, and protest dance together. Carnaval: The Tour features special guests: Alex Cuba, Las Cafeteras, and Mariachi Flor De Toloache.

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YOU ARE ANOTHER ME OUT NOW!

By McKenzii Webster

YOU ARE ANOTHER ME OUT NOW!
You Are Another Me Track List:
1 You Are Another Me (Intro)
2 Redemption Song (Bob Marley)
3 La Marcha (Making Movies)
4 De Paisano A Paisano ft. David Hidalgo (Los Tigres Del Norte)
5. (i)legal (Interlude)
6. Clandestino ft. Philthy Dronez (Manu Chao)
7. Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Tears For Fears) 

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Making Movies, who just wrapped up their 22 city 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.” Making Movies have partnered with Los Lobos frontman David Hidalgo to create a twist on the famous Los Tigres Del Norte song De Paisano A Paisano.

“There is no other musician in the world I would rather have play Paisano with us than David Hidalgo.”  Singer and guitarist of Making Movies, Enrique Chi explains.  “History often only remembers the victories but we need not forget that when Los Lobos started touring, thirty some years ago, merely singing in Spanish at a rock club could result in being booed, harassed and kicked off stage.  Their music alone was a form of protest, they were and are still warriors.  His accordion work on this song brings me to tears and his vocal enters under mine musically and spiritually lifting me up.  What an honor, protest can beautiful.”

David Hidalgo continues, "The lead vocal on Paisano is so soulful.  I didn't want to mess with it so the harmony isn't traditional but neither is Making Movies and that's a good thing. Beautiful!  Making movies aren't afraid to speak up. They boldly chose this song because it tells the story of what our country and our people are going through and have been for years."

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MAKING MOVIES ON AUDIOTREE LIVE (FULL SESSION)

By McKenzii Webster

MAKING MOVIES ON AUDIOTREE LIVE (FULL SESSION)

For our friends who live in countries where YouTube is blocked, watch the session on Vimeo.

Session Tracklist
1. Tell Me The Truth
2. Ciudad de Oropel
3. Spinning Out
4. Locura Colectiva
5. Chase Your Tail

Making Movies is a band founded by the Chi and Chaurand brothers. These two brotherly sets channel Afro-Latino rhythms and call and response structures into relentlessly energetic, super-danceable rock. They're currently on the "Immigrants are Beautiful" using their bi-lingual tunes to preach a politically charged message about intrinsic value and human rights. 

Hometown
Kansas City, MO

Band Members
Enrique Chi - Guitar and Vocals
Diego Chi - Bass
Juan-Carols Chaurand - Keys and Percussion
Andres Chaurand - Drums

 

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THE #IMMIGRANTSAREBEAUTIFUL TOUR IS UNDERWAY!

By McKenzii Webster

THE #IMMIGRANTSAREBEAUTIFUL TOUR IS UNDERWAY!

Help us spread the word and remember that all DACA recipients are invited to be our guests.

Sign up to be our guests: CLICK HERE
You can check out the full list of dates and get your tickets on the tour page.

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MAKING MOVIES ANNOUNCES NEW EP "YOU ARE ANOTHER ME" AND KICKS OFF "IMMIGRANTS ARE BEAUTIFUL US TOUR"

By McKenzii Webster

MAKING MOVIES ANNOUNCES NEW EP "YOU ARE ANOTHER ME" AND KICKS OFF "IMMIGRANTS ARE BEAUTIFUL US TOUR"
MAKING MOVIES
ANNOUNCES NEW EP "YOU ARE ANOTHER ME" 
OUT DEC 1st 
KICKS OFF "IMMIGRANTS ARE BEAUTIFUL TOUR"
DACA RECIPIENTS CAN RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS
FOR TOUR DATES ENTER HERE 

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 Mewhich features collaborations with David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) and Philthy Dronez (SuenaTron) due out Dec 1stYou 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.

Immigrants Are Beautiful Tour Dates: 
Oct 20 | St. Louis, MO | Off Broadway
Oct 21 | Columbia, MO | Rose Music Hall
Oct 22 | Kansas City, MO | Crossroads*
Oct  23| Chicago, IL | AudioTree Session
Oct 24 | Ann Arbor, MI | The Ark 
Oct 25 | Chicago, IL | Schubas 
Oct 26 | Mpls. MN | Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 27 | Des Moines, IA | Noce
Oct 29 | San Antonio,TX | Arneson River Theater
Nov 5 | New Orleans, LA | Gasa Gasa
Nov 6 | Austin, TX | Mohawk
Nov 9 | Dallas, TX | Three Links
Nov 10 | El Paso, TX | Lowbrow Palace
Nov 11 | Santa Fe, NM | Rufina Taproom
Nov 12 | Albuquerque, NM | The Cooperage
Nov 14 | Phoenix, AZ | Valley Bar
Nov 15 | Anaheim, CA | The Parish @ HOB
Nov 16 | San Diego, CA | Winstons
Nov 17 | Los Angeles, CA | The Mint
Nov 18 | Mill Valley, CA | Sweetwater Music Hall
Nov 19 | Watsonville, CA | The Appleton Grill
*w/ Los Angeles Azules


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