In its quest to add a splash of world culture into Acadiana’s own cultural stew, Casa Azul Gifts will be hosting a special free screening of the documentary When the Drum is Beating from director Whitney Dow tomorrow.
The film documents the veteran Haitian band Septentrional Orchestra, which blends a Cuban big band sound with Haitian voodoo beats, and details the band’s exploits throughout its 60-year history in Haiti. The film reveals a unique vision of Hati through the perspective of the band and delivers the immense passion and spirtual union the band feels toward its motherland.
After the screening, a Q & A will be held with the director. To see a trailer for When the Drum is Beating click here.
The screening begins Tuesday, August 7, at 7 p.m. at Casa Azul Gifts is located at 232 ML King Drive in Grand Coteau. This free event is open all ages. For more information about the screening call 662-1032 or visit casaazul.homestead.com. For more information about the film visit www.whenthedrumisbeating.com
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