Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, 7:30 p.m. — Hering Auditorium
Making Movies makes music that’s all their own but that retains echoes of its members’ heritage and the activist traditions of singers like Woody Guthrie and Richie Havens. The band features Panamanian brothers Enrique Chi (vocals, guitar) and Diego Chi (bass), along with Juan-Carlos Chaurand (percussion, keys) from Mexico, and Duncan Burnett (drums) from Kansas.
During a decade of relentless touring through the U.S. and Latin America, Making Movies has become known for a psychedelic, innovative approach to music inspired by American and Latin cultures. Rolling Stone describes their sound as “an eclectic blend of rumbero percussions, delicate organs and grungy fuzz rock.” The foursome showcase their Latin American roots by incorporating traditional instruments like the Panamanian mejorana, and swapping drums and percussion for a dueling zapateado huasteco.
“Perhaps one of the most unique groups around today, Making Movies is sensual, smoky, and seductive. Distorted guitars are buried under their Latin groove, colliding beautifully and urgently.” – NPR
“Making Movies has been able to transcend musical and cultural barriers as is evidenced by the eclectic audiences that follow the band.” – Al Borde