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FREE FRIDAYS: Making Movies
Oct 10, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Free
CBGB Festival 2014 / FREE FRIDAYS
Friday, Oct 10, 2014 7:00 PM EDT (6:30 PM Doors)
Knitting Factory, Brooklyn, NY
21 years and over
Making Movies makes music that matters: Built upon a heavy foundation of Afro-Latino rhythms, they have created a bilingual, psychedelic re-envisioning of the Latin American “son.”
The band’s second album, A La Deriva, (“adrift” or “swept away”), produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, tells a story based on the struggles of an immigrant family that tragically falls apart in America, and the consequential impact on the following generation. Taking cues from Latin American folklore, the band’s sound swings intensely, at times sounding like Compay Segundo being played by Jimi Hendrix and at other times like The Talking Heads digging deep into a dembow. When Felix Contreras at NPR described the title track ’Deriva’ he stated, “…the young band Making Movies (and its producer, Steve Berlin of Los Lobos) shows us how deeply thought-out lyrics sound next to a rhythm track that somehow both propels and floats without violating the laws of physics.”
The band’s strong lyricism, persistent percussive waves, and deft ways of straddling two cultures flowed easily into becoming a bilingual recording. “Since I was six years old my life has been in both English and Spanish so I find it natural to make music the same way,” explains singer/guitarist Enrique Chi.