The 2018 ACT Human Rights Film Festival closed with a program informed by the idea that music and human rights are inherently intertwined.

ACT and The Music District hosted Indigenous musicians, Pura Fe, and Cary Morin for a special performance following the festival’s closing night film, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World. Pura Fe appears in RUMBLE with her band, Ulali Project, and performs songs written by Cary Morin.

Colorado State University’s Department of Communication Studies hosts the third annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival, April 14, 2018.

Cary Morin is a Crow tribal member who has been described as one of the “best acoustic pickers on the scene today.” With deft fingerstyle guitar and vocals that convey gritty world-weariness, Morin constructs acoustic Native Americana style with qualities of blues, bluegrass, jazz, jam, reggae, and dance. Cary lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Pura Fe is an American Native singer-songwriter, musician, composer, and activist. She is an heir to the Tuscarora Indian Nation, and draws her musical inspiration from her First Nation heritage. She has released eight studio albums, and currently lives in Saskatchewan, Canada.

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World explores the influence of Indigenous

and Native American musicians on rock and roll music. With profiles of Charlie Patton, Mildred Bailey, Pura Fe, Stevie Salas, and many more, RUMBLE reveals how Native Americans shaped the evolution of rock music, despite the many attempts to erase Native culture.

Maple Street Music Agency, a Fort Collins-based music agency, manages both

musicians. You can learn more about Cary Morin at his website here, and Pura Fe here.