August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Thursday, January 24, 2019

RUMBLE Native Music Censored by U.S. Inspires Generations

Rumble on PBS

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

The  underground music that kept the spirits alive, Rumble, The Indians who Rocked the World, is now on PBS.
Buffy Saint Marie explained in an interview at Dine' College how Presidents Johnson and Reagan put her out of the music business in the U.S. because of Universal Soldier, and her protest of the Vietnam war. That interview, my article as a staff reporter, was censored for 7 years by Indian Country Today, when the newspaper was owned by the Oneida Nation in New York.
The lyrics and sound were so dangerous to the U.S. government that it was a priority to silence it. Back on Navajoland, Chili Yazzie and XIT were the sound of a new generation of revolution, freedom and survival. --  Brenda, Censored News
Watch Rumble now online or on  PBS. The great musicians include Taboo, who sang 'Stand Up,' standing up at Standing Rock.