TransAtlantic Festival 2013: Bajofondo, Bomba Estereo, Zuzuka Poderosa, Seven Others

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's what makes the Rhythm Foundation organizers so successful at plugging Miami into the international music scene: They don't think about the borders or distances between; they just make it happen.

So not only is TransAtlantic fest back for another edition but the concert series has doubled the number of events it will be hosting and added two additional venues in downtown Miami and Wynwood.

UPDATE Bomba Estéreo's Liliana Saumet talks world music and the TransAtlantic fest: "We used to look North. Now the Anglo world is looking at us."

See also:

-Miami's Best Albums of 2011: Mr. Pauer's Soundtrack

-Bomba Estereo Talks Ponte Bomb, Road Trips, and the TransAtlantic Festival

-Recap: Quantic, Pedrito Martinez, and Mr. Pauer at TransAtlantic Festival 2012

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