"The sound of the world, right now." Those are the words of Rhythm Foundation's director, Laura Quinlan, to describe what the TransAtlantic Festival has been bringing to Miami for the past 14 years. From the jazzy sounds of Brazilian songstress Céu and the solid breaks of French-Chilean MC Ana Tijoux to this year's brassy, eclectic beats of New York's Beirut, every artist who has performed at the fest has taken the 305 on a global journey through music. "We try to get musicians with the spirit of travel and exploration," Quinlan recently told New Times. The festival has changed throughout the years. "Our audience before this festival was older and not as reflective of our vibrant, young city. It has challenged us to find new collaborators and sounds that keep us relevant." But Quinlan's philosophy has remained untouched. And in this melting pot of a city, the TransAtlantic Festival does its part to keep all of our vibrant cultures in touch.