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When the Drum Is Beating (2011)

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The 20-member band Septentrional has been making music for 62 years as Haiti's most celebrated big band. This inspirational doc charts the history of Haiti from its independence from French... See full summary »

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Yvenel 'Saure' Etienne
Nikol Levy
Ulrick Pierre-Louis
Michel Tassy
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The 20-member band Septentrional has been making music for 62 years as Haiti's most celebrated big band. This inspirational doc charts the history of Haiti from its independence from French colonialism to 2010's devastating earthquake-all set to the vibrant music of Septentrional and punctuated with personal memories. Written by Tribeca Film Festival

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22 April 2011 (USA)  »

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Sto rythmo ton tympanon  »

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Written by John Philip Sousa
Performed by The President's Own United States Marine Band
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