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.
The 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…
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.
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
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!
MIMO Market is a clothing boutique offering contemporary apparel & accessories for women and men. Created by two friends with an extraordinary journey– who want to share their fashion influences from the fearless style of the Brooklyn borough to the unique boho lifestyle of Los Angeles.
“Together we share a love for fashion and a dream of creating a business where community, inspiration, and creative freedom collide.”
Where do you see the Miami music scene headed with long time venues like PAX and the Van Dyke closing?
PAX was relatively new compared to the Van Dyke, but just as there are venues closing — there are always new ones popping up. Overall it seems that Miami has both suffered and prospered from a transient culture mentality when it comes to business. Catering to tourism is easier in the short term, growing a steady local culture is more difficult. It takes stamina.
Bombino: The Jimi Hendrix of Niger
In 2011, Bombino sold-out his first US tour and garnered the praise of prestigious media outlets, from Pitchfork to NPR’s Fresh Air, whose critic Milo Miles called him “a young performer with the charisma and probing imagination to become the first Tuareg star.” This year Bombino returns to the Western Hemisphere, making his Florida debut Saturday, April 5th at the 12th Annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival.
Mobile Micro Theater, MMT (MMT) is a new unique theatrical experience in Miami that takes place inside a bus uniquely infusing public and private events with unexpected, relevant, micro productions in dance, drama & cutting-edge emerging performing arts. The bus has been converted into a high end black box theater, bringing you theater in the moment. Friday, April 4th and Saturday, April 5th – MMT will be parked at the North Beach Bandshell for the 12th Annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival.
Rock & roll isn’t dead!
We paid a visit to Eagle Chief, formerly known as Arboles Libres, during one of their weekly jam sessions. Somewhere in our beloved America, during their recent 6 month tour, the local rock trio not only changed their name, they also transformed from a psychedelic-pop group into a full-on heavy rock-and-roll band. On April 2nd, at Miami’s beloved Blackbird Ordinary, Eagle Chief kicks-off the 12th Annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival.
Eagle Chief is currently in the early stages of recording and releasing their first EP. While they haven’t fully hashed out all the specifics, we can definitely expect the following: vinyl, collaborations, and original cover art using only analog film. These rocking dudes played two brand spanking new unreleased songs just for us, and via a short interview, filled us in on this random name change situation. After the festival, they’re hitting the road, touring with The Hermit King.
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