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When the drum is beating! - For all music lovers- REEL CAUSES


If you love music, if you love life: This is a must see film!

For only $6, Join Reel Causes in support of Black historty month for this special event!

Monday Feb 18th, 7 PM - Vancity Theatre
Tickets $6, buy online here:



In Haiti, there is one band that’s seen it all: Septentrional. For six decades, this 20-piece band has been making beautiful music – a fusion of Cuban big band and Haitian beats – that turns out thousands of fans each time it plays. At the age of 62, Septentrional has already survived 12 years longer than the expected Haitian lifespan. Led by 80-year-old “Maestro” 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 band embodies a particular Haitian trait: the ability to find beauty in places of darkness.

About Reel Causes:

Reel Causes is a registered BC non-profit society that organizes screenings of high quality film events at Vancity Theatre & SFU every month. Net proceeds raised through ticket sales support different local charities focused on poverty, disease, environment, health & social issues. Reel Causes also supports Canadian cinema and local artists through its events. Curious about us?

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  • Gretchen H.

    excellent film...not your average music video :) unflinching rendering of life in a very special band in the context of some very raw truths about life in Haiti. Once again thanks for organizing.

    1 · February 19, 2013

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    February 18, 2013

  • Arthur G.

    was such a very good movie! next monday i will be there again!

    February 18, 2013

  • Arthur G.

    I'm so excited as a musician!

    February 12, 2013

  • Corinne

    I'm excited to see this film and to meet all of you:) Cheers!

    February 9, 2013

  • sandi

    I'm going to try to come.

    February 9, 2013

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