Making Movies

Making Movies is bringing their Afro-Latino sound to the South on Main stage on Saturday, March 31. Join us for a chance to see what NPR called “Lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year” 

Show begins at 9 pm with a $10 cover. Call ahead to reserve a table - (501) 244-9660


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, Mexico. 

The band's political idea is straightforward enough that they can express it in four words: “We are all immigrants.” In supporting that cause, a portion of all proceeds from I Am Another You goes to the National Immigration Law Center. The band has shared the stage with Arcade Fire, Los Lobos, Galactic, Ozomatli, Tennis, Thievery Corporation, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and Hurray for the Riff Raff. 

“Lyrically and sonically one of the best albums of the year” - NPR

"A pointed social statement from a group who's sound is its own form of protest" – KUTX, Austin

"[Making Movies] Exaltan la belleza de ser inmigrantes" - Chicago Tribune

"[Making Movies] Elevate the beauty of being immigrants" - Chicago Tribune

"On and off stage, Making Movies are deeply invested building and connecting community" - Aengus Finnan Director at Folk Alliance 

“Making Movies is breaking down barriers for Latinos in the US Heartland” – Remezcla 

“the band synthesizes what’s happening in ... Latin music better than anyone else out there today.” — MTV 

“... tough to classify into one genre, which ... makes them that much more appealing.” — CNN 

en Español 

"Dizzying yet cohesive, like the soundtrack for some yet un-written film." – American Songwriter Magazine

Born on April 27th 1997, Yuni Wa is a multi-genre producer and DJ from Little Rock, Arkansas. Yuni Wa is short for "Yunibasaru" which means universal a name he gave himself for being able to make so many different types of music. Painting vivid pictures with his abstract and as he calls it "yuniversal sounds" ranging from Hip Hop, Trap, Electronic, House, Pop, Rock, Future Bass and Drum And Bass he puts an emphasis on releasing diverse quality music. Being surrounded by music his whole life he started making music at the age of 13 and now at the age of 20, he has a craft that people continue to praise and support due to its presence that it has. He has already made big accomplishments, two of them being his acclaimed Dance songs "All About You' that has over 400,000 views on Youtube, and "So 1989" with over 1,000,000 and also has a notable producer credit for "The God Father Is Here" by Chris Travis that has over 1,800,000 listens on SoundCloud. He has released more than 30 projects since 2014 and has been nominated for Best Electronic Artist/ DJ in the 2017 Black Apple Awards and has performed at the first ever Central Arkansas Music Awards where he was nominated for Best Electronic Artist/ DJ again. He has also been nominated for best Music Producer from the Black And Gifted Blog.