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Rumble & Re:definition


Paramount Theatre (map) Downtown
Fri., May 26, 6 p.m. 2017

Kelly O

Catherine Bainbridge’s important documentary Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World traces the impact that Native American musicians have made on blues, rock, jazz, hiphop, and heavy metal. Using Link Wray’s menacing 1958 instrumental “Rumble” as its anchor (akin to Do the Right Thing’s use of Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power”), Bainbridge relates stories of several influential, distinctive performers, including the Band’s Robbie Robertson, activist folkie Buffy Sainte-Marie, Mildred Bailey, Charley Patton, and a cat named Jimi Hendrix. Rumble asserts the primacy and resiliency of Native culture despite the government’s concerted efforts to suppress and erase it.

Before the screening, check out the exhibit of work by Native artists at Re:definition, and stay on after the film for a reception with a guest DJ.

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Paramount Theatre

911 Pine St, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Fri., May 26, 6 p.m. 2017
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