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Rumble: The Indians Who Rock the World 

When: Thu., Aug. 17, 9 p.m. 2017
Price: $7

For the majority of music history, artists of color and their contributions have been relegated to footnotes or written out entirely as mostly white men defined the canon. Fortunately, there have been some strong course corrections in recent years, and this documentary by filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge is part of those efforts. In Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Bainbridge explores artists with Native North American history who helped shape the course of music, from jazz and blues to rock 'n' roll. You'll recognize names like The Band's Robbie Robertson (whose Mohawk mother grew up on the Canadian Six Nations Reserve) and Jimi Hendrix (who was part Cherokee), but the film also touches on lesser-known names like the jazz singer Mildred Bailey. And of course, North Carolina's own Link Wray gets plenty of time in the spotlight, too, for his foundation-laying early guitar work in rock's earliest days. —Allison Hussey

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