General · 26th October 2017
On Friday, November 27th, 7:45 at Quadra Community Centre, Friday Flicks presents Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.
Featuring a Who's Who of first nation rock musicians including Robbie Robertson and Buffy Sainte-Marie, the film is directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana.
Winner of the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary at the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World tells the fascinating and largely hidden history of Indigenous influence on, and contribution to, popular music of the last century. Primarily focused on rock ’n’ roll, blues, and jazz, Rumble gets its title from the infamous Link Wray instrumental hit of 1958 — a song so powerful in its musicality and so emotionally resonant that it was banned from radio play despite not having a single lyric.
“The influence of Native Americans on nearly a century of popular music is eloquently demonstrated in this engaging documentary.”
– Justin Lowe,The Hollywood Reporter