Aug. 6, 2012 04:58

Casa Azul Gifts will be screening When the Drum is Beating tomorrow at 7 p.m. in Grand Coteau with a Q & A via Skype with the director afterwards. 

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 For more information about the film visit

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