Violinist, vocalist, composer and arranger is of Dominican and Mexican descent raised in Puerto Rico, who embodies all of her musical influences from mariachi to salsa, from jazz to hip-hop, always creating a warm and refreshing new sound. She has performed with Chucho Valdez, El Prodigio, Café Tacvba, Mariachi El Bronx and more. In 2008, she founded Mariachi Flor de Toloache, New York City’s first and only all female mariachi band, one of the NYC’s most exciting and unique bands.
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 band to launch "No Te Calles" on January 18, a song and a movement that invites artists and fans to participate on the website NoTeCalles.World. No Te Calles is the first single from the upcoming album by Making Movies, a collaborative "mixtape" the group will release in May 2019. 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.