Enrique Chi is the guitarist and songwriter of psychedelic Panamanian band Making Movies, whose critically acclaimed album - XOPA - has lifted the group into international acclaim. XOPA reached #1 album on the NACC Latin Music chart and was praised by NPR, Afropunk, and Remezcla for its unique blend of Latin tradition and psychedelic rock.
Like their namesake, the band’s videos have a strong cinematic feel and the music video for the title track, “XOPA”, premiered at the Chinese Theater in Hollywood, an official selection for the Dances With Films Festival. “No Te Calles”, the band’s collaboration with Ruben Blades, was the first track on Blades album Paraiso Road Gang which was nominated for Latin Grammy Album of the Year in 2019. The song and video were featured at the 2019 Latin Grammys telecast.
Enrique and the band have made it a point to stay connected to their community. In 2017, Chi launched Art As Mentorship, a non-profit organization empowering young people, through music, to write their own success story. Art as Mentorship envisions an inclusive community where historically underrepresented artists are emboldened to raise their voices through music, transform young artists through access to world-class mentorship, real-world skill development and mental health support.
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