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Haiti's Best Known Band Keeps Hope Alive

  • Aired: 04/12/2012
  • 02:15
  • Rating: TV-PG
For 60 years, Haiti's most popular band, Septentrional, has survived corrupt governments, revolutions, natural disasters, extreme poverty, and national tragedy. Its joyous fusion of Cuban and Haitian beats lifts and celebrates the indomitable Haitian spirit.
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Watch "When the Drum is Beating" - April 12, 2012 (check local listings)
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