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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World
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  • Mon, April 24th 9:00PM - 10:45PM Regal Winter Park Village A

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  • Sat, April 29th 6:30PM - 8:30PM Regal Winter Park Village A

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  • Directed by: Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana
  • Canada, 2017, 103 minutes
  • Florida Premiere

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Say the phrase “Indians in rock and roll” and most people think of Ravi Shankar or Punjabi-Brit rockers Cornershop. But for decades, Native Americans blazed a trail through rock despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the U.S. The speaker-shattering 1958 hit “Rumble” by Link Wray (Shawnee) is seminal for both genre-defining power chords and kick-ass attitude. It remains one of the only instrumentals ever to be banned from the radio for fear it would incite violence! A decade later, Jimi Hendrix (Cherokee) was blowing speakers and minds while Buffy Saint Marie (Cree) dazzled the folk world, and Robbie Robertson (Mohawk) led The Band backing Bob Dylan’s fearless swan dive into electric folk rock. The list of Native American musicians goes on and on from the blues through rock and even hip-hop (hello Cherokee rap pioneer Grandmaster Melle Mel!). RUMBLE, co-produced by guitarist Stevie Salas (Apache), passionately and playfully explores the surprising history of the Native American influence on popular music and how this ethnic group was somehow overlooked—until now!

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