Making Movies' music reveals immigrant narratives through rock, Latin rhythms

Mar 12, 2015

This year, WNIN produced its first bilingual radio program, Nuestras Americas, and in the first episode, we previewed the music of Making Movies.

It’s a multicultural rock band, whose members are from Panama, Mexico and the United States. They’re based in the Midwest, and their latest album, “A la Deriva,” tells the story of immigrants’ struggles with identity and family in the U.S.

WNIN’s Cass Herrington sat down with the Panamanian-American band mates and brothers, Enrique and Diego Chi, to hear how they are weaving their cross-cultural heritage into their music.

Pictured (left to right): Enrique Chi, Brendan Culp and Diego Chi performing at Martyr's in Chicago.
Credit Cass Herrington