INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Details
Air Time: 
12/21/2014 - 12:00am - 12:59am
Program Title: 
WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/when-the-drum-is-beating/
PSIP Description: 
Haiti's most popular band Septentrional has survived corrupt governments and national tragedy.
Long Description: 
This documentary explores Haiti's complex past and present through the music of the country's oldest and best-known band and the memories of its founder and leader, Ulric Pierre-Louis. As Haiti disintegrates around them, the three generations of musicians who make up Septentrional struggle to persevere and prevent this national treasure from being lost forever.