Making Movies Carnaval is an immersive music experience that brings together national, local, and youth performers to celebrate Kansas City’s diverse arts community. The family friendly event features street performers, food trucks, artist’s alley, local vendors, face painting, drum safari and more.
Carnaval serves as a fundraiser for Art as Mentorship, a music-education nonprofit launched by Making Movies in 2018. The day will include performances by young songwriters, musicians, and dancers who have been impacted by the band’s educational outreach.
MARIACHI FLOR DE TOLOACHE
PARRANDEROS LATIN COMBO
LATINO WRITERS COLLECTIVE
For four weeks in the summer of 2018, spaces across the USA will be reclaimed by the spirit of Carnaval and invoke a night of music, solidarity, and celebration with some of the most exciting Latin artists making music today. Carnaval The Tour is redefining folk in North America– highlighting the rich, but often overlooked, folk music of Latin America and the artists who are bringing it into the future. From Los Angeles to Cuba, Panama to New Orleans, Carnaval is a moment to let loose and express the resilience of the human spirit. It is an open and inclusive environment, a place where tradition and rebellion coexist.
This one-of-a-kind concert experience is an extension of the Making Movies Carnaval, a music and arts festival founded by American rock'n'roll band Making Movies. Carnaval The Tour celebrates Latino heritage in the United States by focusing on the integral role Latin music has played in the American story of folk, jazz, and rock'n'roll. "Celebrate Our Folk" is our way of saying "celebrate our America."