TransAtlantic Festival 2017 is bringing awesome international artists to South Florida this weekend. This 2 day festival is organized by the Rhythm Foundation, whose mission is to expose Miami to the world’s diverse music. Are you ready to hear it for yourself?
The first day features local artists, like ACHÉ., Los Herederos and Lazaro Casanova, and an after show party at On The Rocks Miami Beach with Gummdrops, Mishu Music featuring Pocket of Lollipops, Ex Norwegian and Kumi Alvarez (free with wristband).
The second day is filled with a wide array of international artists, like Sinkane, Vieux Farka Touré and Symbi Roots. The good times keep going at the after show party at Sandbar Lounge with Erick Paredes and friends.
International Artists Include:
Vieux Farka Touré, warmly regarded as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré. He continues to explore the fertile musical links between Malian music and American blues. His collaborations include legends of African music and far beyond, including Dave Matthews, Idan Rachel, and Julia Easterlin.
Sinkane is a Sudanese-Brooklynite bandleader (Atomic Bomb! supergroup, which includes David Byrne, Damon Albarn, members of Hot Chip, LCD Sound System, Amadou & Mariam and so many others) Here he brings his funk-soul-afropop group for a live set, in support of their new release Life and Livin’ It. Check out the NPR Tiny Desk Concert here.
Symbi Roots’ US debut of an all-female rara group, direct from Port-au-Prince. Their mystical and powerful live show have fans in Haiti and the Caribbean. They recently shook up the Arcade Fire set at the legendary Jacmel Kanaval.
A.C.H.E. Afro Cuban House Experiment featuring DJ Oscar G, Oba Frank Lords & Katiahshé. The classic sounds of Miami house from Murk Records/ Funky Green Dogs founder Oscar G, tap into the primordial Yoruba ache lifeforce with live percussion and dance. The set will be live broadcast on Revolution Radio 93.5 but you will want to be at the Bandshell LIVE.