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Must See Film! ‘Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World’

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown January 18th, 2017 Last Updated on: January 18th, 2017

The Sundance Film Festival has long been committed to showcasing and nurturing Indigenous filmmakers. For this year's festival, there are four feature films and 5 short films that will be screening during the event. One of the film's that I look forward to watching is Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, a documentary about Native Americans in contemporary music history. Some of these musicians I had never even heard of before!

From the film's synopsis:

RUMBLE will tell the story of a profound, essential, and, until now, missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and others, RUMBLE will show how these talented Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

The Playlist has the official trailer up and it looks amazing!

After watching the trailer I'm now left asking, why did it take so long for someone to make a documentary on Indigenous artists in the music industry? How come we've never really been told about these artists in the first place? In this interview with Sundance Film Festival, Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana talk about this very topic.

The film will be screening several times during the Sundance Film Festival. Please check website for more information.

9:00 PM SUN 1/22 @ YARROW HOTEL THEATRE
3:30 PM TUE 1/24 @ REDSTONE CINEMA 1
6:00 PM THU 1/26 @ LIBRARY CENTER THEATRE
11:59 PM FRI 1/27 @ BROADWAY CENTRE CINEMA 6
11:30 AM SAT 1/28 @ HOLIDAY VILLAGE CINEMA 1

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And make sure you visit the Rezolution Pictures website for more updates on where else the film might be screening in the future.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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Gordon E Pientka

wow great…

Del Halterman

If Rumble does not include 86 year-old (and 1/2 Cherokee) guitarist Nokie Edwards, it probably isn’t very “complete.” His story alone would make a fascinating documentary.

Running Doe

osiyo this is wonderful but never for get my spirited sister Rita and Priscilla Coolidge, Walela the wonderful c.d. they made will touch your spirit thru and thru

Bill

Please don’t forget those famous female singers of Cherokee descent, Rita and Priscilla Coolidge and the McGuire sisters form the 1950’s !!!!

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