Can you hear that slow-building beat rumbling through the streets? It doesn't matter whether you're downtown, over in the Design District, or holed up in the Grove. There's no avoiding it ... You can feel it in your feet, your knees, and your gut.
For the 13th year in a row, the Afro Roots World Music Festival will blast Miami with sounds from Africa, the Carribbean, and the Americas. The main event goes down this Saturday at 7th Circuit Studio with Haitian big band Boukman Eksperyans as well as Locos Por Juana and Rocky Dawuni, Spam Allstars and Papa Malick Faye, and Jahfe. But there's still six smaller satellite events, including the official kickoff bash, the Rumba Party, and the Festival of the Drum.
See the cut for the Afro Roots festival's full event schedule.
April 13 Official Kick Off Party with Jean P. Jam and DJ Le Spam. The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami. The show party starts at 11 p.m. Call 305-576-9577 or visit thestagemiami.com.
April 14 Rumba Party with Los Herederos. Hoy Como Ayer, 2212 SW Eighth St., Miami. The show starts at 11 p.m. and admission costs $7 at the door. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-541-2631 or visit hoycomoayer.us.
April 15 The Business of World Music Panel Discussion. Pax, 337 SW 8th Street, Miami. The discussion begins at 8 p.m. and there's a suggested donation of $10 at the door. Call 305-640-5847 or visit paxmiami.com.
April 15 Festival of the Drum with Nag Champayons, Grupo Bario Abajo, and Zona de Bomba. Pax, 337 SW Eighth St., Miami. The show begins at 11 p.m. and there's no cover. Ages 21 and up. Call 305-640-5847 or visit paxmiami.com.
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April 16 Afro Roots World Music Festival with Boukman Eksperyans, Locos Por Juana and Rocky Dawuni, Spam All Stars and Papa Malick Faye, and Jahfe. 7th Circuit Studio, 228 NE 59th St., Miami. Doors open at 5 p.m. and tickets cost $10 in advance via brownpapertickets.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the door: $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $5 for children under 12. All ages.
April 16 Let the Children Have Music and Sance! with Jan Sebon and Rocky Dawuni. The Barnyard, 3870 Washington Ave., Coconut Grove. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and it's free. Call 305-446-6216.
April 17 Global Music Bazaar. 7th Circuit Studio, 228 NE 59th St., Miami. The bazaar runs from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and admission costs $5 at the door.