Jazzy funk. Afro-soul big band. Chilean hip-hop. Miami's global music fest, the 13th annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, is back this April 10 and 11. America's most popular Dutch brew and Miami's Rhythm Foundation are again bringing the beats of the world to the North Beach Bandshell.
Past years have featured the sounds of Niger, Brazil, and Jamaica to the Magic City's shores. But this year, the fest will fuse "modern world music" with tuneage from New York City and, of course, Miami.
Check the cut for the full lineup thus far.
Heineken TransAtlantic Festival 2015 Lineup
Hailing from the Isles of Brooklyn, Wild Belle's indie soul vibes will set the stage for Staten Island's "'70s psychedelic instrumental music."
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From the eclectic sounds of the Big Apple to South America, French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux and Colombia's Puerto Candelaria will bring that Latin flavor to North Beach. Then it's time for some 305 disco pop and bluesy folk action with My Deer and Bluejay.
More artists and events will soon be announced, but since the festival is celebrating 13 lucky years, we're pretty sure we'll be in for one hell of a global musical explosion.
Heineken TransAtlantic Festival 2015. Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11. Presented by the Rhythm Foundation. North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Ave., Miami Beach. Weekend tickets cost $27 plus fees via flavourus.com. Call 305-672-5202 or visit transatlanticfestival.com. All ages.