Documentary movie RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light the influence of Native Americans in popular music history, until now the “missing chapter in the history of American music”.
Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE shows how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.
RUMBLE explores how the Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States.
The early pioneers of the blues had Native as well as African-American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz singers’ voices was trained on Native American songs.
Father of the Delta Blues Charley Patton, influential jazz singer Mildred Bailey, metaphysical guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix, and folk heroine Buffy Sainte-Marie are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have made their distinctive mark on music history. For the most part, their Indian heritage was unknown.
RUMBLE features interviews with musicians who either knew, played music with or were inspired by these Native musicians – including Buddy Guy, Stevie Salas, Quincy Jones, Tony Bennett, Iggy Pop,Taj Mahal, George Clinton, Aerosmith’s Steve Tyler, Slash from Guns’n’Roses, and Black Eyed Peas’ Taboo, some of whom themselves are of Native heritage.
Mexican-American and Native American Rapper Taboo, a founding member of The Black Eyed Peas, said: “I found out about my roots at 5 years old. My grandmother was the one person that inspired me to do what i do today, by bringing me into her Shoshone culture.”
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is currently being screened in cinemas in the USA, Canada and Australia.
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is a production from Rezolution Pictures International, an Aboriginal-owned film and television production company based in Montreal, Canada.
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