Bring The Children Home: Decolonise 215

sat26jun5:00 pm Tsat8:45 pm TBring The Children Home: Decolonise 215Virtual Feast 2RMX Tour 2021


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Note from 2RMX: due to circumstances beyond our control the line-up for this event had to change at the last minute – sorry for any confusion or disappointment.

On June 26, 2 Rivers Remix (2RMX) is honoured to present Bring the Children Home• Decolonise 215 (D215) as part of the VirtualFeast 2RMX Decolonise 2.0 Tour Live/Streamed Blues from stunning Nlaka’pamux canyon territory.  

The legendary Black Owl Bluesman Gerald Charlie will open our hearts with his classic ‘Survivor Team Blues.’ This incredible Sto:lo artist has shared the stage with the likes of Bo Diddly and Powder Blues during his storied career. The Margit Sky Project, including Sto:lo artist Rod Bandura (formerly of ‘Waskesu’), will share their journey with us – including the track “For the People” which hit #1 on the National Indigenous Music Countdown in 2020. 

Healing our spirits with their musical medicine will be The Melawmen Collective bringing their 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.

‘Melawmen’ means medicine in the Secwepemc language, and the unceded territory of the Secwepemc People, is where members Meeka Morgan (vSecwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), Rob Hall (Ghengis Ghandi’s, Ashcroft), George Ignace aka Geo The Voice (Secwepemc/Cree), and Kiva Morgan-Hall (Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), continue to grow.

Also performing solo will be beatbox-master Geo AKA The Voice (George Ignace, Secwepemc/Cree). In addition to his hip-hop chops, GEO is a prolific wordsmith, a talented visual artist, a collaborator on film projects, and a practitioner of his traditional culture through harvesting and processing traditional Secwepemc foods. 

A special highlight of this stellar line up is a solo performance by Kiva MH, the multi-talented 21-year-old Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth artist (Kiva Morgan-Hall) who will be livestreaming the release of his new song, ‘215+’, dedicated to his nation and to all of the students and families traumatised by residential schools across Turtle Island. You can see a preview of his song at  

D215 on June 26 is the 2nd stop on 2RMX/VirtualFeast’s Decolonise 2.0 Tour which launched on May 29 and will be livestreaming events from several different ‘BC’ Indigenous Nations May-Aug. 2021.The virtual tour culminates with the fourth annual 2 Rivers Remix Live/Streamed Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music, Sep 4•5•6, 2021.  

2 Rivers Remix Festival stands in honor and solidarity and in grief and mourning with the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, the Secwepemc, and all Indigenous nations in what is now known as BC, but also throughout Turtle Island, upon hearing the announcement of the 215 children found buried on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School. This confirmation has brought a heaviness to our hearts and spirits, and we hold our hands up to the leadership and people of Tk’emlups, for doing this difficult but critical work to identify and honor the children lost to state sanctioned genocide. Our deepest call is that Canada and all those who call themselves Canadian, bear witness to the reality of genocide that was and is inflicted upon Indigenous peoples by the colonial state, that truth is recognized in our collective history. 2 Rivers Remix hearts and prayers are with the families of the children lost who are now finally making their way home into the arms of their ancestors. We pray for peace for all of those families who continue to suffer.


Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • Geo AKA The Voice

    Geo AKA The Voice


    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.


  • Gerald Charlie

    Gerald Charlie


    Gerald Charlie performs festivals throughout BC and in The USA. His original blues continue to bring happiness to people . Gerald has two award winning CDs to his name and all songs written by himself. He has a style of his own with vocals and guitar. Here are a few words shared by the legend:

    Charlie Musselwhite: My friend Gerald Charlie plays his unique blues straight from the heart and he has a big heart. He puts genuine feeling in his playing and his singing and songwriting. Don’t miss Gerald Charlies BLUES.

    Gerald has shared the stage with many great musicians and has performed with many. His highlights were sharing the stage with Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues and, especially, opening for the great bluesman Bo Diddley. The blues is in Gerald’s blood and he just loves to play them and sing them. He will guarantee nothing but a good for all to remember.


  • 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]

  • Margit Sky Project

    Margit Sky Project


    Raised in Toronto and then Vancouver, Margit grew up listening to rock, folk and classical music. Her parents always had the stereo on. After moving to Kamloops in 1992, she built a successful career as a local musician and hasn’t looked back since her first gig at Sun Peaks Resort.
    Rod started playing guitar at age 10 in Vancouver. He was playing in bands at age 16. Rod was a huge part of the Indigenous band “Waskesu” in the mid 1990’s. They had the pleasure of playing for the Prime Minister and playing at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria along with Susan Aglukark and Kashtin. They also had quite a few appearances on Much Music.
    Put these two together and you have the Margit Sky Project. Rods First Nations name is Little Sky. The decision was made to combine names. With Margit’s vocals and rhythm guitar and Rod’s jaw dropping lead guitar they have become a very sought after duo in the B.C. Interior and Alberta. They have been fortunate enough to open for Kevin Costner and Modern West, Burton Cummings, Trooper, Barney Bentall, Elliot Brood and Ridley Bent. Margit and Rod are very passionate about their music and have released three cd’s together.


  • 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 now 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 honoured to be joined by Cass Gregg (Bass, Tŝilhqot’in) and Victor Laso (Drums, Republic of Chile).


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


2 Rivers Remix Society

2 Rivers Remix Society is the instigator and organiser of The 2 Rivers Remix (2RMX), an annual 3-day Feast of contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture. Since its incorporation in 2018 2RMX was hosted by the Nlaka’pamux Nation in Tl’kemtsin/Lytton, BC, until the devastating fire that incinerated most of our host community in 2021. In 2022, 2 Rivers Remix Society evolved towards a decentralised, Indigenised feast model called the "Movable Feast", that brings a series of contemporary Indigenous music and culture events direct to multiple small indigenous communities across BC.

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