RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
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RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD

Wednesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm | Members $11 | Public $16 | Includes Reception
With John Karhiio Kane, Native American Rights Activist

This powerful documentary reveals how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture

With shivering guitar classic, "Rumble," Link Wray was the first to deploy thumping power chords and hone distortion, carving out a new guitar sound that influenced rock and roll forever. But as a Native American, Wray's music was a threat and was treated as such. Blues pioneer Charlie Patton, jazz singer Mildred Bailey, and Jimi Hendrix were music greats with Native American heritage who created distinctive music amid the attempted cleansing of indigenous culture. Rumble cements how some of our most treasured artists and songs found inspiration in ancient native melodies infused with a desire to resist. (Canada, 2017, 103 min., PG, English | Directed by Cahterine Bainbridge and Co-Directed by Alfonso Maiorana)  

Event Produced by Cindy Campbell.



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