Published on April 2nd, 2013

bomba estereoThe Rhythm Foundation and Heineken present the 11th Heineken TransAtlantic Music Festival – a celebration of modern world music at the oceanfront North Beach Bombshell on April 5/6.

This Festival is international showcase that features electro-tango group Bajofondo, Zuzuka Poderosa, Kush Aror, and Colombia’s Bomba Estereo. Miami’s own local favorites – Psychic Mirrors, Krisp, and The Hongs, will be setting the tone and giving them warm welcome.

Thursday, April 4, 9pm Kick-Off Party at Blackbird Ordinary
The neo-funk boogie band, Psychic Mirrors, will kick-off the festivities with a concert in the beautiful outdoor backyard of Brickell’s Blackbird Ordinary. This fiesta is FREE – GRATIS (!!!) and will welcome one and all (21 years old and over) to hop on to Psychic Mirror’s outer space waves (don’t forget the cosmic chronic).
Friday, April 5, 7pm at North Beach Bandshell +After-Party at Sandbar Lounge
The first official evening of the Heineken TransAtlantic Music Festival at the official North Beach Bandshell location opens with a special live performance by local trio – The Hongs. The Hongs’ sound brings out electro’s dark and twisty vibe with a touch of (new) wave and taste of sweet sugary pop. Keep your eyes on these guys Miami, they seem to be taking the local music scene by storm!

Then, cue electro-tango legends – Bajofondo, delivering another energetic live performance at this years fest. This collective brings together talented young musicians and artists from both sides of the Rio de la Plata (Buenos Aires, Arg. and Montevideo, Urg.) to create a unique blend of classic tango with electronic audio and visual elements.

Saturday, April 6, 7pm at North Beach Bandshell +After-Party at Sandbar Lounge
Saturday’s opening set for the second day of the festival will be dropped by Miami’s favorite electro-indie-dance group, Krisp.

Then, Bogota-based group Bomba Estereo, also returns to the bandshell with the raw sound of classic Colombian rhythms like cumbia and champeta colliding with club sounds – techno, hip hop, dub. The evening will also feature a performance by Zuzuka Poderosa and Kush Arora, Carioca Bass artists bringing a groovy baile-funk-dance rhythm north from Brazil.

Sunday, April 7 Closing Party at Gramps Bar
“All good things must come to an end…” For the closing ceremony, Beat Machines is bringing a myriad of musical components – electro, hip-hop, latin flavor, to Gramps Bar in Wynwood. Expect nothing short of an incredibly fun and entertaining farewell concert.

Tickets & More Information at http://TransAtlanticFestival.com. The Heineken TransAtlantic Music Festival receives support from Heineken USA, FIAT of North Miami, Pasha’s Restaurants, Gummdrops, Atlantic Broadband, Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council & Miami Dade Department of Cultural Affairs.

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~ Stef Vidal | Tropicult