November 16, 2018 | 6:00-8:00 PM Ashé Power House, 1731 Baronne St., NOLA
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World is an electrifying look at the Native American influence in popular music, despite attempts to ban, censor and erase Indian culture. As the film reveals, early pioneers of the blues such as Charlie Patton had Native as well as African American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz singers, Mildred Bailey, had a voice trained on Native American songs. As the folk-rock era took hold in the '60s, and '70s, Native Americans such as Peter La Farge, and Buffy Sainte-Marie helped to define its evolution, and Native guitarists and drummers like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis and Randy Castillo forever changed the trajectory of rock and roll.
Directed by Catherine Bainbridge (Reel Injun), co-directed by Alfonso Maiorana, executive produced by legendary rock guitarist Stevie Salas (Apache) and Tim Johnson (Mohawk), and produced by Christina Fon, VP and Executive Producer of Rezolution Pictures, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World premieres on Independent Lens Monday, January 21, 2019, 10:00-11:30 PM ET (check local listings) on PBS.
Following the film, stay for a discussion featuring Grayhawk Perkins, a performing artist and story teller, who will also open the evening with libation and a prayer. For more information, call Drena Clay Johnson at (504) 569-9070.