JOCELYNE BEROARD, AT HEART | Caribbean in Motion Film Series
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) and Maison Noire Américaine present
JOCELYNE BEROARD, AT HEART
(Maharaki, Martinique, 2018, 90 minutes)
In French and Martinican Creole with English subtitles
As a member of the iconic Kassav’ and as a solo performer and songwriter, Jocelyne Béroard is a leading purveyor of zouk music from the French Antilles. Selling multiple gold albums, the group has brought recognition and respect all over the world to Martinican and Guadeloupean Creole and cultures. In addition to being a sympathetic biography of Béroard, the documentary offers exuberant performances by her and Kassav’ before huge audiences in Martinique, France and Africa.
This is the US premiere of JOCELYNE BEROARD, AT HEART.
Caribbean in Motion: A Film Series
With a combined population of 45 million making up .6% of the earth’s population, the Caribbean has an impact well beyond those numbers. It is far more than a tourist destination. This film series – a combination of documentaries and fiction narratives – examines the various legacies of a region known for its history of slavery, colonialism and migration but the films also reveal the beauty, fierce resistance, regional interconnections, its internationalism, dexterity of its language(s) and its vibrant music.
This series is presented in conjunction with the current exhibition Coffee, Rhum, Sugar & Gold: A Postcolonial Paradox, on view May 8-August 11, 2019.