august, 2022

23aug1:00 pm T11:00 pm T2RMX Movable Feast T'exelc“WE ARE STILL HERE”

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(Tuesday) 1:00 pm T - 11:00 pm T View in my time

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T'exelc/Sugar Cane Ballfields

Williams Lake BC

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The FREE 2 Rivers Remix (2RMX) MOVABLE FEAST of contemporary Indigenous music and culture continues the extraordinary “WE ARE STILL HERE” summer tour of BC Interior communities with an exciting line up of Indigenous cultural warriors. 2RMX MOVABLE FEAST micro-festivals will culturally nourish the 2 Indigenous Interior communities of T’exelc/Sugarcane of the  Williams Lake First Nation (Secwepemc Nation) on Tuesday, August 23rd and suknaqinx/Komasket of the Okanagan Indian Band (Syilx Nation) on Thursday, August 25th. 2RMX is eternally grateful to be hosted by these neighbouring territories of our brothers and sisters after the Lytton Fire consumed our Nlaka’pamux host community on June 30, 2021.

FREE in-person & Livestream EVENT!

12:30 PM Welcome by WLFN

1:00 – 1:30 The Spiritual Warriors

1:40 – 2:00 Hujune

2:10 – 2:30 Bannock Dogz

2:45 – 3:05 Willy Thrasher and Linda Saddleback

 

Madelaine McCallum

3:20 – 3:50 PAWS

4:05 – 4:25 Datsan

Judith Colibrí

4:40 – 5:25 Logan Staats

5:40 – 6:25 George Leach

Madeline McCallum

6:35 – 6:45 Geo

6:50 – 7:00 Kiva MH

7:00 – 7:30 The Melawmen Collective

Judith Colibrí

7:35 – 8:05 Rich N Beka

8-15 – 8:45 Curtis Clearsky & The Constellationz

8-50 – 9:40 Quanah Style

9:50 – 10:20 Mikey Whiprek (Nek’elc)

10:30 – 11 DJ Kookum

2RMX has pivoted to a 2022 MOVABLE FEAST because of the catastrophic fire that destroyed our previous live festival site – along with 90% of Tl’kemtsin/Lytton. 2 Rivers Remix Society continues to support our affected Indigenous communities that have in the last year suffered from waves of the COVID pandemic, catastrophic wildfires/flooding/infrastructure destruction and the confirmations of hundreds more unmarked graves at Indian Residential Schools across Turtle Island (following the 215+ at T’Kemlups).

“It is hard to find words to describe how it feels to carry out the 2 Rivers Remix labor of love in a variety of communities and nations, one year after our host community of Tl’kemtsin (Lytton) burned to ashes. We have had to press on in the face of this adversity… but through reaching out, each offering to support some of the load ~ which has been so incredibly heavy ~ we have also been able to recognize, witness and access the strength and healing that will continue to carry us through other hardships. The Love in this work has carried us and continues to. We are so very grateful and thankful to all the people, communities, and nations who have reached out or reached back to our invites for collaboration, and know that we will carry you in our hearts always, as we continue on this very important work of sharing the artistry and continued cultural evolution of Indigenous Peoples. WE ARE STILL HERE!”

– Meeka Morgan, Artistic Director

2 Rivers Remix (2RMX) presents a free annual multi-day feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture, initially (2018-2019) hosted outdoors at Tl’kemtsin (aka Lytton BC) on Nlaka’pamux territory, the online at VirtualFeast.ca (2020–2021) and the returned in-person and livestreamed July 8-10 2022 at St’uxwtews (Cache Creek). 2RMX features all Indigenous-led musicians and artists – focusing on women, 2-Spirit, youth, elders and survivors – creating an environment of safety, tolerance and value for all people.

2 Rivers Remix Society is an Indigenous-led Non-Profit Society with a majority of BC First Nations directors. Our mandate is to educate, empower and inspire Indigenous people – especially women, youth and 2-Spirit – to tell their own stories through contemporary Indigenous cultural expression.

Thanks to our media sponsors Frog Radio and CFNR-FM.

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Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • Bannock Dogz

    Bannock Dogz

    [Tsilhqot'in]

    BANNOCK DOGZ
    From Tsilhqot’in Parts Unknown, BANNOCK DOGZ bring the ROCK METAL COUNTRY SOUL in a way only they can! Proclaiming to be THE BEST UNCLE BAND YOU NEVER HEARD OF, they plan to change that with their debut at the 2 Rivers Remix Festival Moveable Feast!

    [Tsilhqot'in]

  • Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz

    Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz

    [Blackfoot/Anishinabe/ Maori/Guarani]

    Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz captivate audiences with their funky rhythms, thundering percussion, blasting horns, soulful harmonies with empowering lyrics that gratify your soul. Their highly-engaging performance will make you “bump with the booming blasting blare”, “you’ll be moving your feet like you don‘t care”. You can find Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz latest album Indigifunk that features Juno Award winning Mohawk Bluesman Murray Porter on their single “Turtle Island”. Indigifunk is available on all digital streaming platforms including Spotify and Apple music. In 2020 Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz are developing a new album with super talented Indigenous musician Beaver Thomas and they will highlight news songs at the upcoming 2 Rivers Remix Virtual Feast show.

    [Blackfoot/Anishinabe/ Maori/Guarani]

  • Datsan

    Datsan

    [Carrier/Dakelh]

    Northern BC indigenous rock band “Datsan” dances around the alternative, punk, and rock genres. They thrive in writing original contemporary music about the ideals and mythology of their Carrier/Dakelh background.

    This Fraser Lake based band has spent their first summer performing all the way from Smithers BC to Bella Coola BC, and aim to keep pushing the perimeters of their fan base every weekend.

    [Carrier/Dakelh]

  • DJ Kookum

    DJ Kookum

    [Alexis Nakota Sioux]

    Kookum is an Indigenous DJ and videographer from the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, and Cold Lake First Nations, their maternal Denesuline traditional territory. Based out of Vancouver BC, Kookum has been making a name for their self across the country and is no stranger in the community.

    Kookum is an open format DJ but grew up listing to EDM and Hip Hop music. This diverse mix diva slays on the decks and always keeps it hype, fresh, and unpredictable.

    [Alexis Nakota Sioux]

  • Geo AKA The Voice

    Geo AKA The Voice

    [Secwepemc/Cree]

    George Ignace ~ Geo aka The Voice~, (Vocals, Beats) is Secwepemc and Cree, began working with The Melawmen Collective in 2007 through projects as artist, facilitator and producer.

    He is also a prolific wordsmith, a talented visual artist, and has collaborated on written published works, as well as other film projects, and practices his traditional culture through harvesting and processing traditional foods.

    [Secwepemc/Cree]

  • GEORGE LEACH

    GEORGE LEACH

    [Sta’atl’imx]

    A multi-disciplined, award winning artist from the Sta’atl’imx Nation (southern interior of British
    Columbia), George Leach is in relentless pursuit of truth. His passion and dedication to songcraft
    has been evident throughout his entire career, which began with the release of his debut album,
    “Just Where I’m At”, in the year 2000. The self-produced album won several Canadian Aboriginal
    Music Awards and garnered international recognition, establishing him as a respected singer,
    songwriter, guitarist and performer.
    With music spanning several genres stemming from rock and soulful blues roots, slide guitar riffs
    on his double neck Gibson, and sounds that blend traditional rhythms with a modern twist, a live
    George Leach performance soon became something not to miss.

    [Sta’atl’imx]

  • Hujune

    Hujune

    [Dakelh]

    Hujunē is comprised of Dakelh sisters Kumbayaz Dennis (flute, vocals) and Sabina Dennis (guitar, vocals). Tying activism and lyricism together the sisters have continued to be a strong presence in the grassroots activist community as well as a strong presence on stage as they perform their all original Dakelh contemporary music.

    Sabina Dennis-Luksil yoo (Caribou Clan)
    Kumbayaz Dennis-Luksil yoo (Caribou Clan)

    [Dakelh]

  • Judith Colibrí

    Judith Colibrí

  • Kiva MH

    Kiva MH

    [Secwepemc/ Nuu-Chah-Nulth]

    Kiva Morgan-Hall is a Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth youth grounded through the roots of his people. He started his artistic solo and collaborative journey with The Melawmen Collective at the age of 7 years old, as a participant of their workshops (visual, song writing), then as a youth facilitator, and later as a working lyricist of the group as an early teen.

    He is a trained traditional cultural Nuu-Chah-Nulth dancer and performer, and his young wisdom shines through his verses, time and time again, relating to all generations.

    [Secwepemc/ Nuu-Chah-Nulth]

  • Logan Staats

    Logan Staats

    [Mohawk]

    In 2018, veracious Mohawk singer-songwriter Logan Staats was chosen from 10,000 hopeful contestants vying for a spot on musical competition show The Launch. Before an audience of 1.4 million viewers, Staats won, officiating the breakthrough that would lead him to Nashville and Los Angeles, and to his single “The Lucky Ones” winning the Indigenous Music Award for Best Radio Single. “The Lucky Ones” also occupied #1 in Canada.

    In the years between now and then, Staats has come home, making the intentional decision to re-root at ​​Six Nations of the Grand River. “I wanted to bring my songwriting back to the medicine inside of music, to the medicine inside of reclamation,” he says following a phase of constant travel and intensity.

    To Staats, music is a healing salve, contemplatively composed and offered to listeners in need of comfort. Since returning home, Staats has been able to create music authentically again, reclaiming his sound through honest storytelling and unvarnished, sometimes painful reflection.

    [Mohawk]

  • Madelaine McCallum

    Madelaine McCallum

    [Metis]

    MADELAINE MCCALLUM is a dancer originally from Ile a la Crosse, Saskatchewan. Though she is well known for Métis dance (she’s been jigging since she could walk!), she enjoys all forms including Pow Wow, contemporary, Hip Hop and just movement from the soul. Madelaine has performed for many stages. Performing was a natural progression into choreographing her first solo piece which includes Powwow dancing, contemporary and Metis Jigging.

    Through many performance’s with her solo piece and collaborating with many dance/theatre companies such as Compaigni Vni Dansi, Dancing Earth and Full Circle etc. Her passion for dance has taken her all over Canada. Madelaine is currently one of the choreographers for Butterflies in Spirit, a dance group made up of family members of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Founded by Lorelei Williams. Madelaine has a passion for sharing her knowledge of dance and culture.

    Madelaine also shares her story of survival and how dance has been her outlet and savior throughout her life. Her belief in sharing knowledge with her community to empower and strengthen them and her deep love of dance and firm belief in its healing powers, for the audience as well as the dancer, is what makes Madelaine McCallum such a name to look out for!

    [Metis]

  • NEK ’ ELC [Mikey Whiprek]

    NEK ’ ELC [Mikey Whiprek]

    [Secwepemc]

    In the ever changing forest, stagnancy is weakness. Even water that remains
    unmoving will be overrun, consumed in short time. To remain whole, to thrive, to
    become legend, a state of constant evolutionary fluctuation is a tool wielded by
    one.
    NEK’ELC – To transform, shapeshift.
    Found in legend to be known as one of the great hunters in the forest, the creature,
    NEK’ELC, has recently said to have abilities which can control and alter one’s
    thoughts. Those who have caught it’s gaze have had their beliefs altered forever or
    have simply vanished, never to be heard from again. It’s rumoured that by drawing
    on power from the void, its influence can be amplified to affect thousands,
    achieving hypnosis on a mass scale.
    Ancient stories describe a creature emerging from the forest to enlighten through
    music and dance. NEK’ELC captivates his audience by sharing a selection of
    tracks with rich tonality and engaging frequencies. He presents a careful weave of
    sound, sonically illustrating ancestral spirits that transcend existences, through
    which movement is charmed from the crowd.
    Though dangerous and feared by many, there are those who believe NEK’ELC is
    not nefarious by nature. These followers of the creature say it’s influence through
    art can be used to assist in achieving a higher state of being. They also make claims
    that NEK’ELC “Drops the freshest, fattest, juiciest beats you can handle.”
    Sightings of NEK’ELC have been becoming more frequent. They describe
    witnessing him on stage as tasty Progressive Psy, inspired by Canadian Indigenous
    traditional and contemporary music. He showcases a style influenced by Interior
    local artists Myshell, Spentral, and Danger Dan. Encounters also share reports of
    100% original ‘Pow-Trance’, a genre he has conceived and cultivated over the
    years.
    It has been told in legend for generations, that the fabled shapeshifter of the forest
    will one day emerge from the trees to share his love for 4-on-the-floor beats. That
    day has come.
    NEK’ELC IS UPON US.

    [Secwepemc]

  • Quanah Style

    Quanah Style

    [Cree]

    Quanah Style is Canada’s most infamous 2-spirit trans recording artist and house music diva. From coast to coast, there are few dance floors who haven’t felt her presence. After a brilliant run of singles on the Toronto-based LGBTQ+ record label Wet Trax, Quanah became a Pride festival fixture, performing her anthemic hits with vogue dance crew House of La Douche. Music videos for songs such as her debut “Beat of My Heart” and the Storyhive award-recipient “Give Me Life” showcase Quanah’s undeniable star-quality. Her incredible stage presence, signature vocals, and inspirational story led her to become the subject of several documentaries produced by CBC Arts, World of Wonder, APTN and Vice Magazine. She has also opened for Peaches, Bif Naked, Buffy Sainte-Marie, and more.

    URL http://quanahstyle.com/

    [Cree]

  • Rich N Beka

    Rich N Beka

    [Tsilhqot’in/ Secwepemc]

    Grounded in poetry, rap and melody, Rich n Beka are like fire and water, masculine and
    feminine elements of nature coming together in harmony. Their artistic partnership goes
    back six years, and bridges life and love – they’re engaged to be married and have a
    beautiful daughter together. Both share in the culture of the Tsilhqot’in Nation, Beka (Rebecca Solomon)
    from Xeni Gwet’in and Rich (Richard MacDonald) from Tletinq’ox, West of Williams Lake, BC.
    Rich n Beka carry the power of story, family, and community in their music. Rising up
    from the Tsilhqot’in, their music ignites the passion and presence of healing and
    resilience, the light of hope that shines when cycles of oppression are overcome.
    Unapologetic and powerful, there’s a fierce flow of Earth’s medicine through their song
    stories.

    URL https://www.richnbekamusic.com/

    [Tsilhqot’in/ Secwepemc]

  • The Melawmen Collective

    The Melawmen Collective

    [Secwepemc/ Nuu-Chah-Nulth/ Nlaka’pamux]

    A contemporary Indigenous alternative fusion woven together with elements of hip/trip hop, rock/folk, righteous rhymes and rich harmonies, carried through with experience, manifestation, and visions of intergenerational stories of pain and healing. The Melawmen Collective brings a uniqueness to their sound like no other, drawing in a wide variety of listeners through sharing their own journeys of life through their musical evolution together. ‘Melawmen’ means medicine in the Secwepemc language, and the unceded territory of the Secwepemc People in what is know known as BC, is where co-founders Meeka Morgan (vocals, Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), Rob Hall (Vocals, Ghengis Ghandi’s, Ashcroft), Geo Ignace aka Geo The Voice (Vocals, Secwepemc/Cree), and Kiva Morgan-Hall (Vocals, Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), continue to grow. The collective is honored to be joined by Cass Greg (Bass, Tsilhcot’in) and Victor Laso (Drums, Republic of Chile).

    URL https://themelawmencollective.bandcamp.com/

    [Secwepemc/ Nuu-Chah-Nulth/ Nlaka’pamux]

  • The PAWs

    The PAWs

    [Metis]

    The PAWs: Pat Myre, Arnold Lucier & Wayne Lucier
    All 3 Metis gentlemen started playing at early ages, Pat in Ontario, Arnold and Wayne in Manitoba. They met in Williams Lake through the local Metis Association and have played many venues for over 20 years, such as the Legion, Botanio Park’s Music in the Park, Seniors Centres, Williams Lake Stampede Parade, etc.

    [Metis]

  • The Spiritual Warriors

    The Spiritual Warriors

    [Lil’wat]

    The Spiritual Warriors are a Father and Daughter team of Leroy and Daisy Joe from the Lil’wat Nation, they fuse the songs, chants and language of the Lil’wat/St’at’imc peoples with contemporary roots, reggae cultural music.

    Their debut CD recording entitled “Ancestors” won Best World Music Album at the 2019 Native American Music Awards. The songs will have you dancing, singing, and celebrating Lil’wat / St’at’imc language and culture.”

    I started picking up melodies from our hand-drum songs and finding the chords for it. I’m a huge Bob Marley fan and I love reggae and ska and world music, and I just kind of turned it into this whole kind of reggae-meets Ð it’s a fusion,” explained Joe of how the music of The Spiritual Warriors came to be. “I’m Lil’wat, I wanted to write songs in my language and this was the way to do it.”

    According to Joe, the traditional chants and beats of Lil’wat music lent themselves to modern music in a pretty peculiar way, but the resulting sound just seemed to click.”

    [Lil’wat]

  • Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback

    Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback

    [Inuvialuit]

    Willie Thrasher is a gifted Inuk singer and songwriter living in Nanaimo, BC with his partner Linda Saddleback. Three of Thrasher’s songs appeared on the 2014 Grammy-nominated compilation, Native North America (Vol. 1), renewing interest in his and other Indigenous artists’ work. Thrasher’s powerful 1981 debut album, Spirit Child, which the 3 songs came from, was then reissued in 2015.

    Thrasher was born in Aklavik, Northwest Territories, in 1948 and at five years of age, Thrasher was taken from his family and sent to a residential school where he was forbidden to practice his Inuvialuit culture. Music was a way for Thrasher to escape the pain and longing. He has recorded both as a solo artist, and as a member of several bands, including The Cordells, and Red Cedar, with Morley Loon.

    Thrasher has advocated for Inuit and First Nations issues for much of his career. Today, Thrasher performs at home and around the world with his partner Linda Saddleback due to the global attention garnered by Native North America (Vol. 1). Wherever he may be, Willie Thrasher is a trailblazing troubadour with an Indigenous heartbeat sound.

    [Inuvialuit]

Organizer

2 Rivers Remix Society2 Rivers Remix Society is the instigator and organiser of ‘Q’emcin 2 Rivers Remix (2RMX), an annual 3-day Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture hosted by the Nlaka’pamux Nation in ‘Q’emcin (aka Lytton, BC). Since 2018, 2RMX has presented more than 80 contemporary Indigenous performances including multiple JUNO and Polaris winners.2rmx@2rmx.ca

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