Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

October 11, 2017 - 6:30 pm

Event Category: Cinematheque Series
Admission: $12, Members $8.75

This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history exposes a critical missing chapter—revealing how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture.

Guitar legend Link Wray, blues great Charlie Patton, cherished jazz singer Mildred Bailey and psychedelic pioneer Jimi Hendrix are among the many musical greats who have Native American heritage, and whose distinctive music speaks to the nation’s complex, contentious relationship with our indigenous culture. 

Using playful re-creations, little-known stories, concert footage, audio archives and interviews with living legends, RUMBLE cements how they and many other treasured artists and songs found their inspiration in ancient, native melodies and harmonies that were infused with a desire to resist.

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