The Indians Who Rocked the World

DVD - 2017
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This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. The idea for RUMBLE came about when guitarist Stevie Salas, an Apache Indian and one of the film's Executive Producers, realized that no one outside of the music business knew about the profound contribution of these Native musicians. Renewed attention to this missing chapter in the history of American music led to the publishing of Brian Wright-McLeod's The Encyclopedia of Native Music, an exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and eventually this documentary.
Publisher: New York : Kino Lorber, ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (102 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 17, 2018

wow so many people I grew up listening too that were Indigenous and I never knew. Very Cool

Dec 28, 2017

I like good documentaries, especially about musicians. This one was enthralling. Link Wray, John Trudell, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte-Marie and many other fascinating musicians are profiled here. Check it out. I guarantee you'll learn something as well as enjoy yourself.

Nov 07, 2017

This documentary uncovers the hidden history of indigenous musicians' contributions to contemporary music. So many great artists and musicians quoted in this film!


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