How I Made It: Making Movies

Feb 26, 2019
12:23 pm
Originally published at Latino USA

Image courtesy of Making Movies

Making Movies is a rock band based out of Kansas City, Missouri. The group has two sets of brothers, lead singer and guitarist Enrique Chi and bassist Diego, and Juan-Carlos and Andres Chaurand on percussion and drums. They’re known for combining a lot of sounds with narrative. Their second album, I Am Another You, fused electric guitars, with mambo rhythms, synths and operatic vocals—and explored identity and immigration.

In 2017, Panamanian singer and songwriter Rubén Blades gave their track “Spinning Out” a shout-out on the red carpet at the Latin Grammys. They eventually got together to work with Blades on a collaboration and recently released a new song “No te calles,” which features Blades.

The song is an ode to protest, encouraging people to go out on the street and to not be silenced. Latino USA sits down with Enrique and Juan-Carlos to discuss “Locura Colectiva,” one of the band’s most ambitious tracks on their last album. They talk about how the track came to be and why they felt the album at one point was cursed.

This Latino USA podcast was produced by Jeanne Montalvo.

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