Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World


Lory Student Center (Colorado State University)


The ACT Human Rights Film Festival, Maple Street Music Agency, and The Music District proudly present RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, with appearances by Catherine Bainbridge, Cary Morin, and Pura Fé. On closing night of the 2018 ACT Human Rights Film Festival, 400 people will gather for a film about the resiliency of a culture that’s endured years of erasure and censorship. A panel discussion with Rumble filmmakers, and Native musicians Pura Fé and Cary Morin, will immediately follow the screening. A very special performance by Pura Fé and Cary Morin will close out the festival.

6:30pm / All Ages

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About the film:

Many artists and musical forms played a role in the creation of rock, but arguably no single piece of music was more influential than the 1958 instrumental “Rumble” by American Indian rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Link Wray.

When recalling Link Wray’s shivering guitar classic, “Rumble,” Martin Scorsese marvels, “It is the sound of that guitar . . . that aggression.” “Rumble” was the first song to use distortion and feedback. It introduced the rock power chord – and was one of the very few instrumental singles to be banned from the radio for fear it would incite violence.

RUMBLE explores how the Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States.

Pura Fé is an American Native singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and activist. She is the founding member of the Native American women’s trio, Ulali. An heir to the Tuscarora Indian Nation, Pura Fé draws much of her musical inspiration from her rich First Nation heritage. She has released eight studio albums, and currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Cary Morin is a Crow tribal member who has been described as “one of the best acoustic pickers on the scene today.” With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that convey gritty world-weariness, Morin constructs an acoustic Native Americana style with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance. Cary Morin lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Executive Producers: Stevie Salas, Tim Johnson

Produced by: Christina Fon

Directed by: Catherine Bainbridge

Co-Directed by: Alfonso Maiorana