Music is as old a humankind itself. No one knows exactly how it started, but cultural anthropologists suggest it might have initiated as human attempts to copy the sounds of nature — of the wind, of flowing water, of animal cries.
Whatever, it gradually became ritualized by prehistoric cultures. And as time progressed, it evolved into what (for better or worse) it's become today.
And that's true even for the native people of North America, a fact made evident by the documentary "Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World." Co-directed by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, the film will screen at 7 p.m. Monday at the Garland Theater.
The screening, which is part of the Garland's Monday Movies series, will include a live performance by Silent Hill and Tiny Louie.
"Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World" features interviews with a number of notable musicians, a short list of which includes Iggy Pop, Buddy Guy, Stevie Van Zandt, Taj Mahal, Steve Tyler and Jackson Browne, along with performances by such Native American talents as Buffy Saint-Marie.
Writing after the documentary's screening at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, Justin Lowe of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "As the film engagingly lifts the veil on Native Americans’ role in several generations of pop music, it traces their involvement from the Delta blues and jazz eras up to present-day hip hop. Brimming with revealing first-person interviews, tantalizing audio clips and dynamic concert footage, Rumble evinces the enviable potential to appeal to a broad range of audiences in a variety of formats."
Admission to the event is $8. Meanwhile, enjoy the embed below: the hit from 1974, "Come and Get Your Love," by the Native American band Redbone. It should brighten your day.