Making Movies is based in the United States with a sound Rolling Stone describes as “an eclectic blend of rumbero percussions, delicate organs and grungy fuzz rock.” Formed by Panamanian brothers Enrique and Diego Chi on electric guitar and bass, Mexican-American percussionist and keyboardist Juan-Carlos Chaurand, and drummer Duncan Burnett, the band rose to acclaim through a decade of relentless touring in the US and Latin America.
Their album “ameri'kana,” produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos and Ben Yonas, was praised for its collaborations and its message. De Paisano a Paisano features David Hidalgo (Los Lobos) on accordion and vocals and “Delilah," a tune penned by Lou Reed and Rubén Blades, features Blades on vocals in “an epic music collaboration brought together by the topic of immigration” (GRAMMY.com).
The band also collaborated with Blades on the single “No Te Calles," which NPR included in their Best of 2019 list and became the opening track of his album “Paraiso Road Gang,” nominated for 2019 Latin Grammy Album of the Year. Blades invited the band to perform with him at the Auditorio Nacional in November of that year.
Making Movies and nonprofit Art As Mentorship collaborated to launch AMERIKANA.TV in 2020, a living documentary exploring the rich DNA within the American music story.
Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer-songwriter who Paste Magazine called “one of the most politically relevant artists in her genre.” First-generation Japanese-American on her mother’s side, indigenous on her father’s side, and raised in New York City, Raye delivers powerful missives about embracing one’s own identity and discovering the power behind it, all across brisk, emotive, compelling folk melodies. Her sophomore LP Woman In Color produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, First Aid Kit) was released in 2020 and made year-end lists from NPR Music and PopMatters.
Writing about social issues comes naturally to Raye. "As a woman of color in America, social issues are things you deal with and see every day of your life," she says. "I write about my experience and oftentimes my existence has been laced with injustice." Raye’s modern-day protest music been featured on Billboard, Democracy Now!, American Songwriter, The Bluegrass Situation, and No Depression. She has toured in support of Dispatch, Rising Appalachia, William Elliott Whitmore, Dar Williams, Donovan Woods, and many more.
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