Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

(Canada/2017—directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana)

This revelatory documentary brings to light the overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on icons like Link Wray (whose 1958 single, Rumble, provided Pulp Fiction’s power chords), Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo, Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson and Randy Castillo, Rumble shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtrack of the world. Winner of a Special Jury Prize for Masterful Storytelling at the Sundance Film Festival, Rumble features priceless interviews with musicians and historians including Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, Quincy Jones, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Joy Harjo, Marky Ramone, Robert Trujillo, Slash, Rhiannon Giddens, Pat Vegas, Dan Auerbach and Taylor Hawkins of The Foo Fighters. (102 min.)

“Rumble is truth you can rock to. Play it loud!” -Peter Howell, Toronto Star

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