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The Other Side of the Water
The journey of a Haitian rara band in Brooklyn
The journey of a Haitian rara band in Brooklyn
The journey of a Haitian rara band in Brooklyn


Rara group in an early morning performance
Rara group in an early morning performance


Press intested in September 7th screening at BAM, please register by emailing Include full name, media outlet, and screening you wish to attend (2pm or 9:15pm)

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Press Coverage from Sneak Preview at BAM 8.28.08:

“This Diaspora story, Brooklyn story, and music story is now captured. Thank you, filmmakers! ….The film offers illumination of rara’s place as music in Haitian culture…. [and] incorporates the time’s historical events in Haiti and the history of Haitians in New York City/Brooklyn including protests against the coup in Haiti and protests against injustice in the U.S…”
- Heritage Kompa Magazine.
Full article HERE

“The film is touching and fascinating….. The story of how the group coalesced in Prospect Park back in the ‘90’s is a great tale, and more proof of my theory that the park is a place of urban alchemy."
-Prospect: a Year in the Park
Full post HERE

“Traces the origins of ancient Haitian rara music and explores its significance in the Haitian-American Community”
-The Brooklyn Paper
Full article HERE

HaitiXchange Interview HERE

Interview by Kim Ives on WBAI - Listen HERE




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