Meeting the locals at the Fort de France market
Meeting the locals at the Fort de France market

Join Emmy Award-winning TV host and producer Darley Newman and France.fr to celebrate Black History Month with a LIVE Facebook Watch Party featuring Darley’s award-winning “Martinique Caribbean Culture” PBS episode on Wednesday, Feb 24th at 12pm ET. The event will feature the episode, followed by a live Q&A session with Darley.

Darley traveled throughout the island of Martinique in the French Caribbean to film two half hours of her popular series “Travels with Darley,” also on Amazon Prime. Taking a deeper dive into the island’s unique culture, she uncovered famous figures like Empress Josephine and modern poets, artists and politicians, including Aimé Césaire, one of the founders of the négritude movement.

Viewers who tune into the live will get to travel with Darley through her PBS episode, which won the Caribbean Broadcast Award for Best Travel Broadcast. Darley traveled through the capital city of Fort-de-France, to the Anse Cafard Slave Memorial, a historical slave village, traditional markets, the Aimé Césaire Museum and to an ancient Créole sugarcane plantation to learn about rum Agricole.

Martinique Slave Memorial
Martinique Slave Memorial

“Many people are surprised to learn that behind Martinique’s beautiful beaches and lush fauna, there’s a host of a rich African heritage and history best explored with locals on the ground,” said Darley. “I’m excited to share this episode with its focus on Martinique’s colorful music, culture, art and history and further educate people on the diversity of the French Caribbean and its travel opportunities.”

France Tourism has issued a press release to share this news which will be promoted in the upcoming consumer and travel trade newsletter.

Martinique Fort de France City Tour
Martinique Fort de France City Tour

Darley recently launched Darley Vacations in partnership with a leading Virtuoso Travel Agency to send travelers on the unique itineraries she developed over the past decade filming for her PBS series, including a vacation in Martinique. The new Darley Vacations offers intimate travel itineraries across the USA and around the world, featuring authentic food, culture and adventure experiences with locals as the guides, a hallmark of Darley’s storytelling.

“We are so excited and looking forward to Darley’s Martinique Watch Party,” said Muriel Wiltord, Director Americas for the Martinique Promotion Bureau. “Her PBS episodes not only showcase our island’s beauty but also the richness and depth of our culture. Darley has contributed to Martinique awareness in the US, as well to the Island being named Best Emerging Destination in 2021 by TripAdvisor. Viewers will be able to see for themselves what the Isle of Flowers has to offer.”

Learn more and RSVP to the live at Darley.link/martiniquelive.