Landfall Festival presents Making Movies

Landfall Festival presents Making Movies


  • September 12, 2018 at 6:30pm
  • Cedar Rapids Public Library
  • Suggested Donation of $5

Comprising a pair of brothers from Panama, and another pair of Mexican heritage, 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. The band’s cultural and political idea is straightforward enough that they express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.” Making Movies has shared the stage with Arcade Fire, Los Lobos, Galactic, Ozomatli, Tennis, Thievery Corporation, Rodrigo y Gabriela and Hurray for the Riff Raff. This is a free concert, with a suggested donation of $5.