The 13th Annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival was a real treat, gaining its own reputation with the locals of Miami Beach at the Rhythm Foundation new home of North Beach Bandshell. The venue included adventureous music-goers from around the world. With pop-up bars, a Heineken photo-op, various booths with free gifts from local vendors and band merchandise tables, patrons started pouring in and were eager to experience this rich lineup of artists.
Bluejay is proud to be a local Miami band, with a southern core in their music, rhythmic, ambient melodies and intimate lyrics that turn heads. The vocals were harmonious and the 3-person band had a stage presence that had everyone tuned in. Oscar Quesada’s cello playing skills stood out – it is an artistic touch to this indie folk band. If you missed Bluejay in Miami, you can watch a live performance from the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival here.
The crowd arose from their seat as the Miami Beach sun set and Ana Tijoux took the stage. Tijoux performance was an electric bolt of political passion and rapid rapping, the crowd kept up with the lyrics as they sang along throughout her set. Ana along with a full band kept the patrons on the edge of the stage, itching for more and her effortless music skills. Watch a live performance of ‘Sacar La Voz‘.
Last to take the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival stage is Wild Belle, who not only had fans waiting anxiously for them, but making new fans (like myself) on the way, siblings Elliot and Natalie Bergman along with their band members captivated with their catchy tunes, artistic direction and stage presence. Wild Belle gave us beachy vibes and the perfect closing set with their island rhythm tunes which were magnified by the fact that we were a block away from water coast of Miami Beach. Watch Wild Belle perform live ‘Twisted’, and ‘It’s Too Late‘.
This was lucky number 13 for Rhythm Foundation’s Heneineken TransAtlantic Music Festival in Miami, but we are already anticipating the 14th edition of this amazing festival!
Photography by Christopher Rapalo.
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