Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Indie Lens Pop-Up Presents RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This new feature documentary looks at the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World brings to light a profound and missing chapter in the history of American music: the Indigenous influence. Featuring music icons Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Jesse Ed Davis, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Taboo, RUMBLE shows how these pioneering Native musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives. RUMBLE screens at The Little Theatre (240 East Avenue) on Monday, December 3 at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A and musical performance by Eli Carr of the Mohawk Snipe clanThis Indie Lens Pop-Up screening is free and open to the public.

Eli Carr started playing music at the kitchen table with his pops. It was bluegrass, old country, and gospel tunes. He learned chords from his father, and began writing music soon after. His music heroes – Jim Croce, John Prine, Steve Goodman. "I really wanna bring back that old 60s 70s solo artist sound," he explains. "The lyrics are the main soul of my music I would say. Reliving old memories, and describing today's scenes are what I like to do."

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS's Independent Lens, Indie Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships.  Make friends, share stories, and join the conversation.

Presented by ITVS.  Funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with additional support from MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, Art Works and the National Endowment for the Arts