august, 2022

25aug1:30 pm T11:00 pm T2RMX Movable Feast suknaqinx"We are still here!"

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(Thursday) 1:30 pm T - 11:00 pm T View in my time

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suknaqinx/Komasket Park

Vernon, 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!

1:30 – 2:00 Welcome

2:00 – 2:30 The Spiritual Warriors

Madelaine McCallum

Okanagan drummer women

3:25 – 3:45 Devyn Destinee

Judith Colibrí

4:00 – 4:20 Geo

4:30 – 4:45 Kiva MH

5:00 – 5:45 The Melawmen Collective

Madelaine McCallum

6:00 – 6:45 Logan Staats

7:00 – 7:30 Niska Napoleon

7:45 – 8:30 Curtis Clearsky & The Constellationz

8:40 – 8:50 Madeline Terbasket

9:00 – 9:30 Rich & Beka

9:35 – 9:50 Quanah Style

10 – 11 Handsome Tiger

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!

  • 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]

  • Devyn Destinee

    Devyn Destinee

    [Syilx]

    Alternative Country singer settled in her roots on her traditional lands located in Vernon Okanagan BC on the unceeded territories of the Syilx Nation.

    Devyn is a mother, wife, animal rescuer, photoshoot creative director, podcast host and psychic. Raised in the country way of life Devyn found joy and good medicine writing songs and singing infront of crowds while performing with Wicked Stone, and alternative rock cover band. She sings the national anthem at rodeos and other events and has performed and collaborated with a variety of artists from all different genres writing hooks and assisting with writing lyrics. Inspired by her very creative family Devyn now pursues her career in music again. Her Papa Marcel was a traveling performer and Auntie Mariel is an actress and activist who helped Devyn along the path to work with community and become involved in the Indigenous Media Industry.

    As a retired actress and previous Rodeo Queen Devyn became more involved in volunteering time towards Indigenous afterschool youth and womens programs which lead her to becoming a creative director organizing photoshoots to empower women.

    [Syilx]

  • 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]

  • Handsome Tiger

    Handsome Tiger

    No stranger to the Vancouver and West Coast music community, Handsome Tiger has played countless shows and gathered numerous releases under his belt.

    Quickly becoming a west coast festival scene favourite with appearances at Bass Coast, Shambhala, and Rifflandia to name a few.

    With a love of bass music he’s been a strong advocate in supporting and contributing to many events in Vancouver’s underground Scene. Quickly becoming a west coast festival scene favourite with appearances at Bass Coast, Shambhala to name a few. He’s shared the stage with artists such as EarthGang, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Ky-Mani Marley, Sister Nancy, DJ MADD, TMSV, Madam X, D Double E, Lady Chann, Hypho, Distinct Motive & Lighta! Sound.

  • 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]

  • Madeline Terbasket

    Madeline Terbasket

    [Ho-chunk/Anishinaabe]

    Madeline Terbasket (they/them) is a two-spirit performing artist. They do traditional storytelling, filmmaking, burlesque and drag. Madeline is Syilx, Ho-chunk and Anishinaabe. They grew up in the beautiful Similkameen Valley and they now reside in Penticton. Madeline Terbasket is reimagining traditional stories with their physical comedy, queerness and vulnerability.

    [Ho-chunk/Anishinaabe]

  • NISKA NAPOLEON

    NISKA NAPOLEON

    [Cree]

    From pulling a moose bone fresh off the fire on her small reserve in northeast B.C. to the West Coast,
    Niska Napoleon has called many places home. Daughter of a nomadic Cree knowledge keeper and a
    musician prepared her for a life on the road. That road became her therapy, her freedom, and her
    endless supply of inspiration. When she is not gallivanting through the lands or holed up in a cabin in
    the woods, you can find her on the Caribbean coast, where she is developing her latest album.
    Her latest single “Timebomb” reached #1 (Aug.28th, 2021) on The Indigenous Music Countdown
    making it the second single off her long awaited debut album (THE WHITEFLOWER EP) to reach
    the top spot. The song’s accompanying music video received 2nd place in APT and The Indigenous
    Music Awards “Star Catcher Music Video Competition” Junc.21,2021).
    In her role as a solo artist, Napoleon has already established a career in the music business,
    commanding stages since before she was tall enough to reach the mic stand. With music featured on
    APIN television shows such as “The New Canoc”, “The Mix,” “Mohawk Girls,” “My TV,” and
    “Moosemeat & Marmalade”, she continues to make a name for herself. In 2014, she made the list of
    CBC’s “9 Canadian Musicians You Need To Know”.
    earned hers.fher first theme music comboser
    credit for “Moosemeat & Marmalade”, and made notable performances at AP’TN’s Aboriginal Day
    Live (2017) and Vancouver’s Honda’s Celebration Of Light (2018).
    As a front woman for Victoria based reggac-ska band Rocky Mountain Rebel Music, Napoleon
    garnered fans across the nation, causing sweat to drip from the ceiling in every bar from Victoria to
    Quebec City. With her electrifying stage presence, she helped RM.M earn titles such as “91.3’s Zone
    Band of the Month,” (March 2011) in Victoria. “Monday Magazine’s 2010 pick for Favorite Band”
    and a nomination for “Female Vocalist of the Year” from The Vancouver Island Music Awards (2011).
    Developing her art form authentically in numerous bands over the decades provided Napoleon the
    opportunity to open for acts such as Buffy St.Marie, Kai Mani Marley, Ani Difranco and The
    Aggrolstes. With the ability to transform on stage like an ancient shapeshifter, she consistently delivers a
    performance that can alter the energy in a room and continues to build her well-carned reputation as a
    genre-hopper
    Breeding music from the soul of Mother Barth, and armed with a given name meant for the stars.
    expect to see Niska take up space amongst the stars with the release on her long awaited debut album.

    [Cree]

  • 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 & Beka

    Rich & 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 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]

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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