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Heineken TransAtlantic Festival lineup full of eclectic power

The Budos Band, Wild Belle and Ana Tijoux highlight the eclectic lineup that the Rhythm Foundation is bringing to the 13th annual Heineken TransAtlantic Festival, taking place  April 10-11 in Miami Beach.

The full schedule is still to come, but two-day passes ($27) are available at Here’s a look at the bands scheduled so far for the stage at the North Beach Bandshell (7275 Collins Ave.,  Miami Beach).  

The Budos Band: Daptone’s hell-raising funk-soul brothers got even rowdier on their 2014 album “Burnt Offering,” inspired by their appreciation for Black Sabbath and Pentagram.  If you aren’t on your feet for the brassy grunge of “The Sticks”  or the black-metal snarl of the title track, check your pulse, you may be dead. Info:

Wild Belle: The Brooklyn-based brother and sister duo of Elliot and Natalie Bergman are making their South Florida debut, offering a soulful ska-scuffed sound that has many respected admirers. Their 2013 album, “Isles,” got the attention of American Songwriter magazine, which found a mood “enriched by an ambitious approach to what seems on the surface to be modest pop songs, which reveal themselves to be far more elaborate, challenging and unusual.” And you can dance to it. Info:

Ana Tijoux: The French-born Chilean vocalist with mad hip-hop skills and literary influences is exactly the kind of adventurous performer that has made the Heineken TransAtlantic Festival such a vital enterprise. Her 2014 Nacional Records album, “Vengo,” is “virtually flawless,” wrote an NPR reviewer, “and worth savoring through and through.” Info:

Puerto Candelaria: The daring Medellin-spawned troupe  weaves a wealth of diverse sounds, including cumbia, vallenato, Afro-Caribbean coastal rhythms, mestizo mountain influences and modern electronics, into an irresistible form of nu-jack Colombian swing. Info:

My Deer: The Miami band is led by former Sirens & Sealions songwriter Johanna Viscaino and guitarist Yannick Calleiro, who have gone on to produce a rich, ambient brand of indie pop that warrants future attention. Info:

Bluejay: An aggressively stylish presence in clubs from Delray Beach to Miami, the irreverent indie-soul trio (guitarist Jay Thomas, cellist Oscar Quesada and drummer-keyboardist Jojo Sunshine) describe their shows as a “paranormal world of goblins, sex, and horror, like entering a lucid dream.” Seatbelts optional. Info:

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