9th Annual Heineken Transatlantic Festival

The 9th Heineken Transatlantic Festival is just around the corner. Check out the incredible lineup below, with the addition of Miami's own Cleaveland Jones, who will be opening up for Antibalas, leaders of the American Afrobeat craze.

Launch Party -- BOMBA ESTEREO
SPAM ALL STARS featuring Los Rumberos de la 8
Mr. Pauer

Thursday April 14th - 8PM
Grand Central, 697 North Miami Avenue 33136
From Bogota's vibrant electronic underground scene comes the group that makes "psychedelic cumbia" Nacional Records' breakout stars of 2010.
Bomba Estereo
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Spam All Stars online
Mr. Pauer
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TransAtlantic Cabaret Night -- TANGO CONSPIRACY
Wednesday April 27th - 10PM
Bardot, 3456 North Miami Avenue, Miami 33127
Electro dub tango from a group of top artists, led by Jimena Fama. The sound of Argentina gets a makeover in this NYC and Miami based group
Tango Conspiracy
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NORTH BEACH BANDSHELL NIGHT 1: CEU and NORTEC COLLECTIVE
Friday April 29th -- 7PM
North Beach Bandshell, 7275 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach 3314
From Sao Paulo, singer Ceu mixes trip hop with samba, jazz and soul for a captivating sound. She records for Six Degrees Records.
Ceu
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Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible LIVE - the Latintronica originators from Tijuana are joined onstage with a live band.
Nortec Collective
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After show party at Sandbar Lounge featuring Champion Sound DJ's Mr. Brown, Lumin, Sire Esq., A-Train and Manuvers.

NORTH BEACH BANDSHELL NIGHT 2 -- ANTIBALAS and CLEAVELAND JONES
Saturday April 30th - 7PM
Fresh from the Broadway "Fela" stage, recreating legendary Nigerian nightspot The Shrine, the Brooklyn-based Afrobeat revivalists make a much awaited return to South Florida. The group can take much of the credit for a new generation of fans of polyrhythmic horn-heavy Afrobeat music.
Visit Antibalas
online
Cleaveland Jones is a Miami-based globetrotting singer-songwriter who will perform with his 4-piece group, a blend of troubadour style with the sounds of Brazilian forro and samba.
Cleaveland Jones
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After show party at Sandbar Lounge featuring Champion Sound DJ's Mr. Brown, Lumin, Sire Esq., A-Train and Manuvers.



The Heineken TransAtlantic Festival (April 14-30, 2011) grabs a fearless hold on the punk travels and dubbed-out grace of a generation of new musicians from Mexico to Brazil, from Brooklyn to Nigeria. Then it transports them to Miami Beach's best kept secret: A swooping mid-century bandshell right on the beach, in the heart of the city's North Beach historic district. It's an oceanfront portal into the funky, club-friendly sound of Miami, the northern capital of Latin America and a burgeoning hotbed of cross-cultural creativity.
For ticket and other info, go to TransAtlanticFestival.com or call 305-672-5202.