Indigenous Rockers ‘Rumble’ Into Music History

By Sameer Rao Jan 24, 2019

The widespread erasure of Indigenous peoples’ artistry and influence extends to pop culture narratives that omit and minimize their legacy. Several musicians, representing various tribes and generations, reclaim that history in "Rumble: The Indian Musicians Who Rocked the World." The documentary, which takes its name from Link Wray‘s 1958 song, aired on PBS on Monday night (January 21). 

Stream the documentary for free via Watch as Stevie Salas and Robbie Robertson discuss the undervalued impact that Wray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jimi Hendrix and other fellow Indigenous artists had on rock and pop music.