RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Directed by Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana

Release Year: 2017
Running time: 102
Country: Canada
Language: English
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Crew: Stevie Salas, Tim Johnson, Christina Fon, Catherine Bainbridge, Ernest Webb, Jan Rofekamp, Linda Ludwick, Diana Holtzberg, Lisa M. Roth

Filmmakers Stevie Salas, Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana examine the musical contribution and bring to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music and the pioneering Native American musicians who helped shape the soundtracks of our lives.

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.

Winner of a Special Jury Award for Masterful Storytelling at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and the Audience Award and Best Canadian Documentary at Hot Docs, RUMBLE features interviews with musicians, historians, and experts including: Buddy Guy, Steven Van Zandt, Tony Bennett, Taj Mahal, Martin Scorsese, Stevie Salas, Quincy Jones, John Trudell, Steven Tyler, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Monk Boudreaux, George Clinton, Jackson Browne, Joy Harjo, Iggy Pop, Wayne Kramer (MC5), Marky Ramone (The Ramones), Pura Fe Crescioni (Ulali), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Pat Vegas (Redbone), Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys), and Taylor Hawkins (The Foo Fighters).

Reviews

"Revelatory in almost every sense. Astoundingly rich and resonant."

—Justin Lowe, The Hollywood Reporter
 

"Eye-opening. Irresistible for popular music lovers."

—Allan Hunter, Screen Daily
 

Awards

Audience Award – Hot Docs Film Festival 2017

 

Best Canadian Documentary – Hot Docs Film Festival 2017

 

Special Jury Prize for Masterful Storytelling – Sundance Film Festival 2017

 

Best Music Documentary – Boulder Film Festival 2017

 

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