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Heineken TransAtlantic Festival

April 10 & 11 • North Beach Bandshell, Miami Beach

Thank you for a successful 13th HEINEKEN TRANSATLANTIC FESTIVAL!

Read Prism Music Groups reviews of Day 1 and Day 2 of the Festival!
http://theprismmusicgroup.com/prism-recap-heineken-transatlantic-day-1/
http://theprismmusicgroup.com/prism-recap-heineken-transatlantic-day-2/

Heineken TransAtlantic Festival explores modern world music from the great cities of the Atlantic rim – Europe, Africa, Brazil, Argentina, the Caribbean, NYC, and features artists working in the beautiful collision between traditional rhythms and electronic dance music culture.

 

The series pays tribute to Miami as a true modern TransAtlantic capital, a crossroads of the Americas and Europe. The Festival has been named “Best Festival” by the New Times “Best of Miami”, along with other awards.

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    Wild Belle

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    Budos Band

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    Ana Tijoux

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    Puerto Candelaria

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    Bluejay

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    My Deer

Thursday, January 1, 1970

Friday April 10th, 6PM – 11PM Night 1

6pm: capoeira expo
7pm: My Deer
8pm: Puerto Candelaria
9pm: Budos Band

After show party at Sandbar Lounge featuring Mulder 11:30pm-1am

Thursday, January 1, 1970

Saturday April 11th, 6PM – 11PM Night 2

6pm: JJ Drums
7pm: Bluejay
8pm: Ana Tijoux
9pm: Wild Belle

After show party at Sandbar Lounge featuring The Hongs 11:30pm-1am

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Dance Band Night: Salsa Night

Sunday April 12th, 3pm – 7PM
The infamous bayside Standard Hotel Lazy BBQ
DJs Benton Galgay and Arun Brown

Standard Hotel, Miami Beach
By RSVP: rsvp.miami@standardhotels.com

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North Beach Bandshell

7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL

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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: ALLOVE TREE

Allove Tree is a non-profit and community of people working together to promote sustainable lifestyles. They have a community garden in Cutler Ridge where they grow food organically, compost, recycle, build and are learning and preserving the art and science of permaculture. It is their mission to spread awareness about the health of our inner and outer ecosystems and to create solutions for our environment. They are planting seeds of love, hope and inspiration and sprouting passionate people by working together.

ALLove Tree will be at the 13th Heineken TransAtlantic Festival on April 10-11 at the North Beach Bandshell. Below read our interview with Erika Hallquist, Marketing Director of Allove Tree and see some photos of their activities and interests:

 

Gardening, Health, Sustainability

Why did you start Allove Tree?

When I first moved to Miami I noticed a lot of people and a lot of establishments didn’t recycle, and saw (and smelled) ‘mount trashmore.’ A giant landfill right by black point marina. We also have a nuclear facility very close to residential zoning and a wildlife preserve. Many people I met didn’t seem to know or care about how important it is for us to each do our part to impact our environment in a positive way. South Florida is the perfect place for solar power and perfect for growing fruits, veggies and herbs, but at first it seemed to be non existent. My Grandmother was in a garden club, and they helped me to start a community garden. I started Allove tree to help me to recruit and network with other like minded environmentalists and do-gooders, to host nature themed educational events in our neighborhood and to be a part of other events. ALLove Tree is just one small part of big movement happening allover the world. The way I see it, you’re either a part of the solution, or you’re a part of the problem. We’re all in this together.

Yoga, Renewable Energy, Art

What are you growing in your garden right now?

Currently I’m growing: Jack fruit trees, moringa, tomatoes, mint, rosemary, echinacea, green beans, leaf of life, hibiscus, easter lilly, oregano, angels trumpet, tarragon, tea leaves, true comfrey, cranberry hibiscus, dill, pineapple, aloe, ornamental succulents, stevia, begonias, zinnia, tigerlilly, passion flower, passion fruit, dragon fruit, and pomegranate and unfortunately a lot of weeds.

Why do you think it is important to teach children these skills?

Children are the future. What’s more important for the future then growing food, preserving a sustainable environment, protecting and respecting nature and loving each other?

You incorporate elements of art, music, dance and theater into your projects. Why do you think this is important?

I believe it’s important for us to express ourselves creatively and to support eachother’s passions and talents. We inspire one another, we have fun together making things, making music, dancing, singing, being silly…that’s what makes us human, that’s what makes us a community. I think sometimes we forget that when most of the entertainment we see is made by people in studios far away owned by big corporations and signed by big expensive labels. It’s important to support local artists and to have a space that people feel safe to try something new.

Community, Learning, Teaching

Where do you see Allove Tree next year? in two? in three and on?

Now that our first garden is pretty well established and we have several local volunteers involved that are really making a big difference, I think we’re ready to expand and start another community garden in a neighboring town. We’ve collaborated with several other non profit organizations that enable us to make more of an impact, and I think as time goes on, and we keep doing what we do, we’ll have a snowball effect. As the late John Lennon sang, “you may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.” Eventually I’d like to have a completely sustainable ranch, producing our own electricity, growing our own food, making clothes, building shelters, cleaning water, rescuing animals, recycling trash and continuing to host bigger and better free festivals spreading love and support for a peaceful, healthy community. It’s ALLove, ya dig?

 

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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: BLUEJAY

Bluejay StreetLocal pop sensation Bluejay is coming to rock the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival on Saturday, April 11.

In 2009, the trio with remarkable chemistry emerged from the musical ether of Florida State University. No surprise: chemistry can be natural when siblings are involved. Jay Thomas and sister JoJo Sunshine come from a  line of seasoned entertainers – their father is a Rod Stewart impersonator and their mother danced at the famous Parisian cabaret, Moulin Rouge. Along with cellist Oscar Quesada who mixes right in with the low end, Bluejay is a complete unstoppable force.

What the video to find out- Who is Bluejay? and follow the link to read their interview with Tropicult.

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Heineken TransAtlantic Festival 2015 - Spotify Playlist

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Tropicult's Heineken TransAtlantic Festival World Music Guide

Tropicult invite you take a musical journey with them around the world, as they explore this year’s Heineken TransAtlantic Festival lineup. Follow the link to see photos and videos from this year’s TransAtlantans.

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LOCAL SPOTLIGHT: MY DEER

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My Deer is the creative child of singer/songwriter, Jo Viscaino, and guitar player, Yannick Calleiro. Since 2012, the two had been collaborating with music that lent itself to a more indie/folk genre, but the duo always shared a passion for various sounds. After having shared the stage with acts like Givers and Grammy award winning, Inner Circle, Viscaino decided to develop her songwriting and steer her melodies toward a more electric/synth sound. Once Calleiro got his hands on some of Jo’s melodies, the production process hit the ground running and the band will be releasing their EP this spring.

My Deer will be performing at the 13th Heineken TransAtlantic Festival on April 10, opening for Budos Band and Puerto Candelaria. Read our interview with them below:

Could you tell me about the name of the band “My Deer”?

I like play of words and I wanted the name to have a sentimental sense as well. I enjoy the fact that it’s short and sweet but still carries this term of endearment while representing a animal icon. The name has caught on quick around town so I think it works!

You have worked on many different musical projects before. What is different/special about My Deer?

I have indeed collaborated with many of my friends in the past,but the only other project that I called my own was Sirens and Sealions. This was a very important project that helped me develop myself as a songwriter and band leader. Sirens and Sealions let me explore the melodies that came naturally to me, which were folky and had a swung beat to them. My Deer on the other hand was my personal challenge. Once Sirens and Sealions came to an end, I wanted to keep making music,but knew it had to be totally different than Sirens in order to gain the respect that any new project deserves. Now, with Rafael Sangiovanni on drums/vox, Yannick Calleiro on guitar/production, Gabriel Meza on bass, CJ Rose on percussion and vox and Amanda Velasquez on keys MY DEER is a collective of some of the most talented people I’ve worked with!

What has your experience working with Gummdrops been like?

Working with Gummdrops has been like working with family. I met Dean Taha a few years back when I asked Krisp to perform at the Sirens’ album release party. I loved that he was involved in the community and he told me a bit about Gummdrops. Currently I get to contribute to Gummdrops as an artist as well as an administrator, helping in whatever needs to be done to maintain the musical vision it carries.

Do you have a favorite venue in Miami to perform at?

I love playing Bardot in Miami. It has a great sound system and the crowd is always hyped up for live music. Bardot is also where I have my fond memory of performing with Givers.

Where do you see My Deer next year? In two years? three and on?

I thought after my previous project that it would be hard to really see another band go far,but MY DEER has developed into something that has surprised us all. We feel good about the music and really believe in it.Yannick Calleiro is a creative machine behind the instrumentation and he evolves MY DEER’s sound in every song. MY DEER can go as far as it wants to go I feel!

 

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Heineken TransAtlantic Festival Announces 2015 Artist Lineup

HTAFwebheadThe Rhythm Foundation is excited to announce the initial lineup for the 13th Annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival which will take over the North Beach Bandshell April 10 and April 11. The talent this year includes Wild Belle, Budos Band, Ana Tijoux, Puerto Candelaria, My Deer and Bluejay. Additional artists and events will be announced soon…

Meet this year’s TransAtlantans…

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Festival Highlights: ASTRO | ESTEMAN | AFROBETA

That’s a wrap!  The local debut of this year’s celebrated TransAtlantic artists – Bombino, The Courtney John Project, Esteman, and Astro, made for many memorable musical moments. Many thanks to all those who attended, participated, and/or performed at the 12th Annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival!

This year, Heineken TransAtlantic Festival featured live theater performances (in a magnificent repurposed school bus) by Mobile Micro Theater (MMT). Meanwhile, Carioca Capoeira and Capoeira Abolição showcased Brazilian martial arts for festival patrons and passer-bys. The festival also marked the debut of MiMo Market, Monkey Business, and the return of GroundUp Collective, a boutique featuring products made exclusively with recycled materials.

The festival took keeping it green to another level by providing refreshing cans of Heine’s along with recycling bins placed throughout the North Beach Bandshell. To further support healthy sustainable living, the festival welcomed the interactive antics of Allove Tree Corp, a local organization focused on achieving sustainability via community outreach projects.

MLK Mural Project was also present, doing what they do best – painting. Artists created an event specific mural (which by the end of the festival became the backdrop to many group photos and selfies). During the entirety of the festival, Wynwood Radio, local online radio partner, streamed live performances and interviews for modern world music lovers all around the world.

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Festival Highlights: BOMBINO | TCJP | TREMENDS

Global artists Bombino, The Courtney John Project, Esteman, and Astro, each making their debut in Florida, rocked the North Beach Bandshell at this year’s Heineken TransAtlantic Festival.

Also, see: ASTRO | ESTEMAN | AFROBETA Highlights

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Local Spotlight: Hunters of the Alps

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Mario Giancarlo Garibaldi (vocals/synth) and Jorge Velasquez (guitar/synth/bass/drums), two pretty well known local musicians, have come together to form Hunters of the Alps. Tonight, Hunters of the Alps will be performing for the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival Launch Party at Blackbird Ordinary. But first, Rhythm Foundation is proud to present “Time,” the first track off of their upcoming EP. Enjoy!

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