Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

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1hr 43mins // directed by:Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Rumble: The Indians who Rocked the World tells the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence.

Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Redbone, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, Rumble shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

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"At its best [Rumble] presents a lucid analysis of how indigenous music not only influenced rock, but jazz and the blues and even hip-hop. It demonstrates by comparison how traditional Native American music weaves its way into other genres in surprising ways. Like those power chords in Wray’s “Rumble” — tweak them a bit and they sound like traditional chanting. And listen closely to the drum solos that the late Randy Castillo — of Isleta Pueblo and Apache origins — played for heavy metal bands such as Ozzy Osbourne and Mötley Crüe and you’ll hear echoes of primal tribal rhythms." — Peter Keough, The Boston Globe

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