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New Rock Doc “Rumble” Focuses On Native American Musicians

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

Boasting a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the documentary features Steven Van Zandt, Iggy Pop and more

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


Ryan Patrick Hooper, Host, CultureShift

Ryan Patrick Hooper is the host and producer of CultureShift. As a longtime arts and culture reporter.

hooper@wdet.org Follow @HooperRadio

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