Bio

 

Known for an innovative approach to music inspired by American and Latin cultures, Latinx rock’n’rollers Making Movies are “breaking down walls in the U.S” (Rolling Stone). From their Panamanian & Mexican heritage to their fusion of international sounds and genres, Making Movies melds reinterpretations of cumbia, mambo, son, and salsa with blues and rock’n'roll, as well as traditional Mexican and Panamanian folclór, while singing in Spanish and English. Making Movies “synthesizes what’s happening in Latin music better than anyone else out there today” (MTV), having collaborated with salsa legend Rubén Blades on the Latin Grammy nominated song “No Te Calles”, as well as Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and the late Lou Reed.

The band has toured extensively, appearing with the likes of Arcade Fire, Rubén Blades, Los Lobos, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Bomba Estereo, Galactic, Jesse & Joy, and Thievery Corporation.

“this band is breaking down walls in the US.” — Rolling Stone
“lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” — NPR
“(Making Movies) an icon of pro-immigrant advocacy” — Chicago Tribune
“A pointed social statement from a group who’s sound is its own form of protest” — KUTX Austin
“Making Movies is breaking down barriers for Latinos in the US Heartland” — Remezcla
“… tough to classify into one genre, which … makes them that much more appealing.” — CNN en Español
“The band synthesizes what’s happening in … Latin music better than anyone else out there today.” — MTV