Indie-Rock Latin America
Showcasing Independent Music, Art, And Artisans
Indie-Rock Latin America is an event full of blended genres and a love for an always evolving Latin American culture. This year’s festival will take place in the heart of Deep Ellum, TX- at the historic Club Dada. IRLA is showcasing, directly from Buenos Aires, Argentina, two international renown artists: Chancha Via Circuito and Pommez Internacional. Our USA acts are: MAYTA, SuperSonic Lips, and Making Movies.
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Chancha Via Circuito
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
“Chancha has forged a path from his town outside the urban sprawl of Buenos Aires in the east of Argentina up across the border with Bolivia and into the Northern hemisphere where he’s bringing new fans to native drum traditions. In his first release, Rodante, Chancha took cumbia into uncharted territory retrofitting the Latin rhythm for a worldly audience. With Rio Arriba, South American folklore takes the reins and, under Chancha’s steady hand, obscure backwoods rhythms take on a top shelf lifestyle as folklore hits the club.” – ZZK Records
(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
“A highway in the outskirts of a big city. The sound of cars, the asphalt, the neon lights. immigration, technology, stores, and Nueva Africa. A seven year old boy lights a flare to the constant beat of the drums, as he gazes at the planes in the sky.”
Urban and fierce music. Pommez Internacional is the sound of two cars crashing at 200 miles per hour. Their latest album: Buenas Noches America (2013) has positioned itself in several best-of lists and has received diverse nomitaions for Record of The Year. Their intensity of their shows have placed Pommez Internacional in the front lines of the new Latin Alternative music scene.
“MAYTA is a blend of Latin American culture expressed in musical patterns. Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, and all the Cosmic Race.”
Rock n’ Roll and Latin groove fusion are the most unique traits of MAYTA. No fear for experimentation with sounds, rhythms, or emotions that leads the band to be a constant moving force. MAYTA was nominated and won the “Best Latin Act” of the Dallas Observer Music Awards in 2013.
(Kansas City, MO)
Making Movies is an American band based out of Kansas City, Missouri. Built upon a heavy foundation of Afro-Latino rhythms, they have created a bilingual, psychedelic re-envisioning of the Latin American “Son”. The band consists of four members: Enrique Chi (guitar/vocals), Juan-Carlos Chaurand (percussion/keyboard), Brendan Culp (drums), and Diego Chi (bass).
In March 2012, Making movies recorded their sophomore album, titled “A la Deriva” produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos fame. On a 10-day recording session, the band traveled to Portland, Oregon to record and work with Berlin. The album was released independently on March 5th, 2013.
SuperSonic Lips is a Dallas-based indie rock band that has twice been nominated as “Best Latin Act” of the Dallas Observer Music Awards. Ferocious-yet-dancy beats, funky Latin bass lines, layers of textures through guitar melodies, and hauntingly soft vocals. SuperSonic Lips elegantly delivers a unique combustion of musical eclecticism.
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