Rumble: the Indians Who Rocked the World

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Screening as part of CANADA NOW

Artfully weaving North American musicology and the devastating historical experiences of Native Americans, RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD reveals the deep connections between Native American and African American peoples and their musical forms. A Sundance 2017 sensation, Bainbridge’s and co-director Maiorana’s documentary charts the rhythms and notes we now know as rock, blues, and jazz, and unveils their surprising origins in Native American culture. Filled with engaging interviews and featuring such musical luminaries as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Link Wray, and Jimi Hendrix, RUMBLE will have you hearing ‘American’ music in a whole new way. Winner of the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at Sundance 2017.

  • Country Canada
  • Year 2017
  • Running Time 97 minutes
  • Director Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

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