Film Screening: When the Drum is Beating

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Film Screening: When the Drum is Beating
February 5, 2013 7:00 pm
February 5, 2013 9:00 pm
January 25, 2013
Varsity Theatre
123 East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States

The film narrates the journey of the Haitian band, Septentrional. Led by Ulrich Pierre Louis, its trumpeters, drummers, sax players, and guitarists have played through dictatorships, natural disasters, coup d’états, and chaos, navigating the ups and downs of Haiti’s history. The passion, commitment, dreams, and joy of Septentrional’s musicians reveal the indomitable Haitian spirit. With a sweeping narrative and infectious music, this is the story of not just one band’s survival, but also Haiti’s survival. $4 or free with student ID. Sponsored by Ackland Art Museum and the Institute for the Study of the Americas in celebration of Black History month.

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