Reel To Reel: 'Rumble - The Indians Who Rocked The World'

Reel To Reel: 'Rumble - The Indians Who Rocked The World'
Location
GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live
800 W OIympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
Time
Nov 20, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets
Tickets available

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to host a special screening of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World, followed by an intimate conversation with Executive Producers Stevie Salas, Christina Fon, and Director Catherine Bainbridge, and special guest artists, who also appear in the film, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas), Elliot Easton (The Cars), and Wayne Kramer (MC5). The evening will be hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman.

Many artists and musical forms played a role in the creation of rock, but arguably no single piece of music was more influential than the 1958 instrumental “Rumble” by American Indian rock guitarist and singer/songwriter Link Wray. When recalling Wray’s shivering guitar classic, “Rumble,” Martin Scorsese marvels, “It is the sound of that guitar . . . that aggression.” "Rumble" was the first song to use distortion and feedback. It introduced the rock power chord -– and was one of the very few instrumental singles to be banned from the radio for fear it would incite violence. Sundance Film Festival winner Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World explores how the Native American influence is an integral part of music history, despite attempts to ban, censor, and erase Indian culture in the United States. As the film reveals, the early pioneers of the blues had Native as well as African-American roots, and one of the first and most influential jazz singers’ voices was trained on Native American songs. Father of the Delta Blues Charley Patton, influential jazz singer Mildred Bailey, metaphysical guitar wizard Jimi Hendrix, and folk heroine Buffy Sainte-Marie are among the many music greats who have Native American heritage and have made their distinctive mark on music history. The stories of these iconic Native musicians are told by some of America’s greatest music legends who knew them, played music with them, and were inspired by them: everyone from Buddy Guy, Quincy Jones, and Tony Bennett to Iggy Pop, Steven Tyler, and Stevie Van Zandt. Rumble shows how Indigenous music was part of the very fabric of American popular music from the beginning, but that the Native American contribution was left out of the story – until now.

The Drop: Ty Dolla $ign
Location
GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live
800 W OIympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
Time
Nov 28, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Tickets
Tickets available

In conjunction with the recent release of his highly anticipated sophomore album, Beach House 3 (Atlantic Records), the GRAMMY Museum welcomes GRAMMY®-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Ty Dolla $ign to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on his rising career and new music, moderated by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. The conversation will be followed by a performance.

The follow-up to Ty’s critically acclaimed 2015 debut album Free TCBeach House 3 includes the songs “Love U Better” featuring Lil Wayne and The-Dream, “So Am I” featuring Damian Marley and Skrillex, and “Dawsin’s Breek” featuring Jeremih. The album has been featured in several fall previews, including Entertainment WeeklyBillboard and the Los Angeles Times, who credited Ty for helping “redefine L.A. radio with melodic hooks and his lush, hedonistic blend of R&B and rap.” Born Tyrone Griffin Jr., Ty has been an in-demand writer, producer, and featured artist since helming YG’s 2010 smash, “Toot It and Boot It” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign). Since then, he has fast become one of hip-hop’s most highly demanded collaborators, contributing his acclaimed production and writing skills to Chris Brown’s No. 1 hit, “Loyal,” Kanye West’s “Real Friends” and “Fade," Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home,” Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” (with Kanye West and Paul McCartney), as well as work with Big Sean (“Play No Games” (featuring Chris Brown and Ty Dolla $ign), Trey Songz (“Fumble”), B.o.B (“HeadBand” (feat. 2 Chainz)), and Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg, whose "Young, Wild & Free” (featuring Bruno Mars) proved a GRAMMY-nominated blockbuster. His Beach House mixtape and EP series earned him further attention, leading Rolling Stone to call Ty one of the “10 New Artists You Need To Know in 2014.”

The Drop: Jhené Aiko
Location
GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live
800 W OIympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
Time
Nov 29, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Tickets
Tickets available

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter Jhené Aiko to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on her rising career and new album, Trip, followed by a live performance. The evening will be hosted by Lyndsey Parker, Managing Editor for Yahoo Music.

Aiko was already more than a decade deep in the music game when she arrived at Def Jam in 2011; having been featured on singles, albums and mixtapes by A-listers Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, Logic, J. Cole, Drake, and many more. Aiko made history when Sail Out, her 2013 phenomenal No. 1 debut EP, became the biggest-selling EP in Def Jam history. The EP’s success was propelled by her sizzling BET Award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated No. 1 platinum crossover hit "The Worst" (over 108 million combined YouTube views to date). The momentum kept up when she joined Drake on his 39-city North American Would You Like A Tour? She appeared with him on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which led to her own solo dates on TBS’ “Conan,” CBS’ “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and NBC Universal’s “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Aiko’s brilliant 2014 solo album, Souled Out, entered the Soundscan R&B chart at No. 1, featuring the song "The Pressure," described by Billboard as “an otherworldly neck-snapper” (over 11 million combined YouTube views to date). The release of Souled Out was celebrated on NBC’s “The Today Show.” In 2016, Aiko collaborated with fellow multi-platinum Def Jam superstar Big Sean on their debut duo project, TWENTY88. On Sept. 22 Aiko wowed her legion of fans with the surprise release of TRIP, her 22-song masterwork of love, loss and discovery. In support of the album, on Nov. 14 Aiko will embark on a 16-date North American tour. 

Celebrating 100 Years Of Buddy Rich
Location
GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live
800 W OIympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
Time
Nov 30, 2017 - 7:30 pm
Doors: 7 p.m.; Show: 7:30 p.m.
Tickets
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In conjunction with the year-long centennial celebration of Buddy Rich, the GRAMMY Museum invites you to a special evening to commemorate the life and legacy of the iconic award-winning drummer. The evening will feature an intimate Q&A featuring Cathy Rich, the only child of Buddy; Gregg Potter, the drummer for the current incarnation of the Buddy Rich Band; and Red Hot Chili Peppers/Chickenfoot drummer Chad Smith. The conversation will be followed by a special performance.

Born in New York in 1917, Buddy Rich, whom Gene Krupa defined as “the greatest drummer to ever draw breath,” was honored with a President’s Special Merit Award from the Recording Academy; induction into the Downbeat magazine, Modern Drummer and Playboy Halls of Fame, and the Palm Springs Walk of Stars; five GRAMMY nominations; the Jazz Unlimited Immortals of Jazz Award; numerous reader’s polls; awards for his philanthropic efforts; and he was named the World’s Greatest Drummer by Modern Drummer. He rose to fame playing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, where he met lifelong friend Frank Sinatra, who gave the eulogy in 1987 at Rich’s funeral.  Rich toured around the globe, performing for millions of fans and numerous world leaders including the King of Thailand, King Hussein of Jordan, Queen Elizabeth of England, and U.S. Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan. After her father’s passing, Cathy Rich devoted herself to preserving the legacy she was born into. It was her father’s wish to keep his band and music alive for young people in future generations, and it has been her mission to make sure that wish comes true.