If you've been paying attention, and I know you have, you're aware of some of the excellent live Latin and World offerings coming our way in the month of April. We tipped you guys off to former Yerba Buena vocalist gone solo songstress CuCu Diamantes bringing her lavish blend of Golden Era Cabaret with modern urbanism on April 25th. We dropped the dime early on Mexican alternative-NuJazz shapeshifter Ximena Sariñana kicking off her U.S. tour here on April 18th. Now the bigger picture--The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival.
The festival is a series of cool Latin shows hitting our fair city during the month of April, kicking off last Thursday with a free live show at News Lounge by Buenos Aires DJ group, Zizek. It continues tomorrow with a Curated Listening session with Globesonic DJ Fabian Alsutany at News Lounge, then takes to the Bandshell for four shows over the next few weeks. Aterciopelados and Curumin on the 17th, Sariñana performs on the 18th with an opening set by Rachel Goodrich, Budos Band and Javier Garcia are up on the 24th and CuCu performs along with Tinariwen on the 25th. There, now that's a nice couple of weekends worth of entertainment for you. And you thought there was nothing to do but drown yourself in Jagger-bombs at [insert dive bar of choice here].
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Shows for The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival run $20 a ticket, or you can purchase the festival pass for $60 and save a Jackson on the four. For more info, head here.