New Rock Doc “Rumble” Focuses On Native American Musicians

This weekend at the Detroit Film Theatre, a documentary that rocks is taking over the screen.

“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World” focuses on the contributions of Native American musicians to rock ‘n roll as well as modern music today including artists like Link Wray, whose 1958 single “Rumble” was one of the most innovative rock songs of all time.

Former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is featured in the documentary and talked with CultureShift about how the song influenced him.

“It was a defiant sound,” says Kramer, who also operates Jail Guitar Doors, a non-profit arts organization focused on increasing access to musical instruments for inmates. “It was distorted, raw and uncontrollable — and it sounded fabulous to me and a whole generation of young people in America.”

Tickets to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday screenings of “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World” at the Detroit Film Theatre are available here.

Poster for “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World”


Image credit: Poster for "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World"

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Ryan Patrick Hooper

Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper has worked as an arts and culture journalist in Detroit for over a decade.   Follow @hoopingtonpost

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