Err...they aren't pronounced. The name in the film was pronounced exactly like the food.
That has nothing to do with my question, though. I want to know if it comes from the same or a different origin as tortilla-the-food (especially bearing in mind that these would be blacks whose main interactions would be with Frenchmen rather than Spaniards), if it has much history of use, and what it means.
Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance.
A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having.