The Río de la Plata (or River Plate) is a 140 mile-wide estuary that
separates Argentina and Uruguay. It's also the place of confluence for
the diverse folk music styles Latin Grammy Award-winning Argentinian-Uruguayan collective
Bajofondo began blending into their idiosyncratic Rioplantense ele ... More >>
Traditions are kept alive by constant change. The roots music of the 21st Century is being created as much with electric guitars, sequencers, and laptops as with drums and flutes.
That's one of the ideas behind the Rhythm Foundation's Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, whose 2013 headliners include A ... More >>
Last year, the Rhythm Foundation and Heineken's TransAtlantic Festival brought together the Afrobeat extravaganza of saxophonist and bandleader Seun Kuti and the modern-day cumbia stylings of Quantic and Combo Bárbaro.
You might think it would be hard to follow that kind of lineup. But maybe that' ... More >>
In 2012, the world is such a postmodern, postcolonial jungle that in order to make sense of anything you've got to be thinking globally.
Global economies, global trends, global crises. And global music. The collapse of cultural segregation -- thank the Internet -- has created some curious crossb ... More >>
You don't need a passport, green card, or visa to experience some of the best music in the world.
You just need to hit the North Beach Bandshell on April 13 and 14 for the tenth annual Heineken Transatlantic Festival.
Seun Kuti, the prince of Afrobeat, and his band the Egypt 80 are coming to pa ... More >>