When the Drum Is Beating

2012 • Feature Film • Released
Historical, Documentary, Music



Haiti's most celebrated big band, the 20-member group Septentrional, has been making music for 62 years. Here, we chart the history of Haiti, from its triumphant independence from French colonialism to the devastating earthquake of 2010, set against the music of Septentrional and punctuated with its members' personal memories.

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