Indie Lens Pop-Up | Rumble
4801 Main St
Kansas City, MO 64112
Efforts to marginalize Native Americans and their culture could not diminish their transformational impact on popular music, from the Delta blues and jazz to present-day hip-hop. Native artists such as electric guitar pioneer Link Wray, whose instrumental hit “Rumble” was banned from radio, and Jimi Hendrix, who was part Cherokee, forever changed the trajectory of rock and roll.
The prize-winning documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World celebrates their influence, drawing perspective from a succession of stars – Robbie Robertson, Quincy Jones, Jackson Brown, Iggy Pop, Slash, Steven Tyler, and others – who knew them, played with them, and were inspired by them.
Join Kansas City PBS and The Bridge 90.9 for a screening and conversation with local indigenous artists at the Plaza Branch of the Kansas City Public Library on Thursday, January 10th. All Native band, The Red and Blues, will perform during a reception beginning at 6 p.m.