Making Movies

Making Movies blends pulsing Afro-Latino rhythms, psychedelic jams and rock ’n’ roll swagger into powerful live performances, full of theatrics and cathartic climaxes. Armed with the ambitious and politically charged 2017 release I Am Another You — “lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year,” NPR raved — and a companion EP, You Are Another Me, the Kansas City band punches out one high-energy song after another. The foursome showcases their Latin American roots, with frontman Enrique Chi incorporating traditional instruments like the Panamanian mejorana alongside electric guitar, or the Chaurand brothers swapping drums and percussion for a dueling zapateado huasteco, a traditional form of dance from Veracruz, Mexico.

The band's political idea is straightforward enough that they can express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.” In supporting that cause, a portion of all proceeds from I Am Another You goes to the National Immigration Law Center. The band has shared the stage with Arcade Fire, Los Lobos, Galactic, Ozomatli, Tennis, Thievery Corporation, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Hurray for the Riff Raff.
“Lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year” - NPR

"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

“the band synthesizes what’s happening in ... Latin music better than anyone else out there today.” — MTV

“... tough to classify into one genre, which ... makes them that much more appealing.” — CNN
en Español

"Dizzying yet cohesive, like the soundtrack for some yet un-written film." – American Songwriter Magazine.

Aku Aku is the solo project of Andrew Kuhar. At all other times, he can be found with his friends & family, fronting the loud, chamber-pop band, The Commonwealth. In contrast, Aku Aku is a collection of more intimate and bittersweet sounding songs that never quite found their musical home, tinged with unresolved feelings and hypnotic rhythms. The stripped-back arrangements feature a blend of classical & electric guitar, real-time loops and sometimes singing into sound holes.


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Making Movies, produced by famed Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, mixes indie rock with folk and mexican instrumentation and stylings.  This show will raise funds in support of immigrants and the struggle at the border; a cause that the band personally identifies with.

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