Making Movies Social Club Pays tribute to Fania Records with a Latin Dance Party
The Bridge is proud to team up with Making Movies’ salsa side project, Making Movies Social Club, and the Mid-America chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and KCSalsa.com to throw a Latin-themed party as a tribute to Fania Records at Kansas City’s VooDoo Lounge on Friday May 15th, 2015.
Making Movies will be starting the night off with a set of their own music. Following that, they will be bringing more talent to the stage with a 12-piece band to play two sets as Making Movies Social Club. With guest musicians The Cuevas Sisters (Las Hermanas Cuevas) of Maria The Mexican, Mark Lowrey, Kelfel Aqui of Son Venezuela, Mandy B., and Coleen Dieker set to perform, the night will surely be exciting.
A portion of the proceeds will go toward the LLS, whose mission is “to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and to improve the quality of life of patients and their families.” Tickets are $15 with a $1 service fee and are on sale now.
ABOUT FANIA RECORDS: Fania Records was an independent record label that defined the sound of Latin music in New York during the 1960s. By the ‘70s, its artists had become so well known throughout the world that their influence can be heard to this day. These artists were Latin American immigrants, synthesizing the folkloric music of their heritage with the energy and sounds they were exposed to after relocating to New York. “Fania is to Latin music as Motown is to Soul. Those musicians were trailblazers and a big influence on our music, and we hope to carry on their pioneering spirit in the work we do,” says Making Movies’ Enrique Chi.
ABOUT LLS, MID-AMERICA CHAPTER: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), Mid-America Chapter serves local patients battling blood cancers and their families. Last year alone, LLS distributed more than $1.4 million to patients in Kansas and Missouri to assist with out of pocket expenses. Additionally, LLS supports five researchers in Missouri and has a $2 million partnership with KU Cancer Center to bring new treatments to patients faster. LLS is saving lives, not someday, but today!