SXSW Ones To Watch: Making Movies

Making Movies

All this week, KUTX profiles the Ones To Watch: seven must-see artists at SXSW 2022. Hosted by Jody Denberg // produced by Art Levy.

Making Movies

SXSW 2022: Ones To Watch

For more than a decade, the Kansas City-formed quartet Making Movies has given the world a one-of-a-kind blend of cumbia, psychedelia, American roots, Afro-Latino rhythms, spoken word – and ROCK! (They are, after all, named after a classic Dire Straits album). Led by Panamanian-American brothers Enrique and Diego Chi, they have, over the course of 5 albums and on countless stages, told stories reflecting their American experience.

Making Movies collaborates with other like-minded LatinX peers like Ruben Blades and Las Cafeteras, and Los Lobos’ Steve Berlin is a big fan–he produced the band’s last two albums. And even though they have performed at the Kennedy Center and been nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2019, you get the feeling they have more ears to reach and uplift. A fourth album is on the way, and this year they’re playing the prestigious Vive Latino and Machaca festivals, as well as SXSW.

Catch Making Movies on Saturday morning, March 19, broadcasting live on KUTX from Studio 6A.

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