The Godmother of Rock & Roll Sister Rosetta Tharpe

IMZ World Music Film Screenings

  • event type:Festival
  • date:28 Oct 2011
  • time:12:00 – 13:00
  • city/area:Copenhagen
  • venue:WOMEX 2011 / Forum Copenhagen / Cinema
  • country:Denmark
  • style(s):Rock'n'Roll
  • event posted by:IMZ International Music + Media Centre

Antelope South Limited

Genre Documentary | Production Company Antelope South Limited (UK)| Producer Mick Csaky | TV Director Mick Csaky | Camera Michael Miles | Author Mick Csaky| Source video/audio HD/Stereo | Recorded 2011 | Duration 59' 30"

During the 40s, 50s and 60s Sister Rosetta Tharpe played a highly significant role in the creation of Rock & Roll, inspiring musicians like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. She may not be a household name but this flamboyant African-American gospel singing superstar, with her spectactular virtuosity on the newly electrified guitar, was one of the most influential popular musicians of the 20th century.