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2 Rivers Remix (2RMX) is excited to launch its livestreamed DJ/Dance Party – Decolonise2.0:Heart2Heart (D2H2) – blowing up online Saturday May 29 6-9pm PDT. D2H2 is
2 Rivers Remix (2RMX) is excited to launch its livestreamed DJ/Dance Party – Decolonise2.0:Heart2Heart (D2H2) – blowing up online Saturday May 29 6-9pm PDT. D2H2 is headlined by the incredible DJ SHUB, Godfather of PowWowStep, formerly of A Tribe Called Red, Mohawk from the Turtle Clan of the Six Nations of Grand River and is hosted by the incomparable DJ Kookum!
D2H2 on May 29 is the launch event of our“VirtualFeast 2RMX Tour” – which will be livestreaming events from several BC Indigenous Nations monthly through August 2021. The virtual tour culminates with the fourth annual 2 Rivers Remix Online Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music, Sep 4-6, 2021.
Decolonise2.0:Heart2Heart commemorates the 110th anniversary of a joint declaration of “BC” Indigenous Chiefs signed on Nlaka’pamux Nation territory May 10, 1911: This Memorial to Frank Oliver, Minister of the Interior, powerfully addresses Indigenous title, rights, jurisdiction, and improving the living conditions of Indigenous Peoples.
“We desire to speak heart to heart… We appeal to you for what we consider justice, and what we think you would yourself consider justice if you were in our position.” Chiefs of the Secwepemc, Nlaka’pamux, Syilx, Lillooet, Sto:lo, Tsilhqot’in, Dakelh and Tahltan Nations.
Full 1911 declaration: https://d2h2.2rmx.ca
Indigenous Artists for this Event!
Fresh to the CJSW 90.9FM programming roster and leading the way with his self-dubbed #RezHouse, BLKFT is delivering the bounce and the bangers to ears throughout Treaty 7 Territory and beyond. He defines #RezHouse as a “reflection of the contemporary music you hear in everyday life mixed with indigenous artists’ electronic sounds”. Founder of Drum Beat Entertainment, BLKFT is Niitsiitapi from Siksika Nation, and with community growth being the nucleus of his vision, BLKFT is activating the population! Bringing people to their feet and bringing fairness to the forefront, catch DJ BLKFT spinning the most fire #RezHouse on The Dog House, Tuesday evenings from 4pm – 6pm on CJSW 90.9FM and rocking stages any given night! BLKFT is an award winning DJ and Radio host winning the 2019 National Campus and Community Radio Award for Best Electronic Music Show in Canada! BLKFT has travelled all over Western Canada to perform and offer DJ workshops to youth from Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and various Indigenous communities on Turtle Island.
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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.
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DJ O Show
DJ O Show
Orene Askew, aka DJ O Show, brings energy and expertise to every event she hosts and DJ’s. She brings professionalism and passion and remains true to her love for hip hop and R&B, incorporating beats to ensure you never want to leave the dance floor! DJ O Show has experience teaching with an inspired approach. She is an inspirational speaker, having traveled across the country to bring ambition and drive to all generations, and is an elected member of the Squamish Nation Chief & Council. Coming from a diverse background, O Show is driven by her passion. She is Afro-Canadian and First Nations and a proud member of the Squamish Nation. Feeling as though she stood out in a unique way, she has embraced both her cultural backgrounds and incorporates the teachings she has learned into everything she does.
2022 Contemporary Indigenous Juno-winner, DJ Shub has pioneered a growing genre of electronic music – PowWowStep – since his initial start with internationally-acclaimed group A Tribe Called Red. Born Dan General, he is a Mohawk, turtle clan of the Six Nations of the Grand River located in Ontario, Canada. Since the creation of PowWowStep, he has grown more aware of the Indigenous way of life through his music, merging his heritage with his craft. As a solo artist, DJ Shub released his first EP “PowWowStep” in 2016 and has since played some of the biggest music festivals in North America. He’s also been featured in a number of national media outlets. His song “Indomitable” was notably handpicked by Sacha Baron Cohen as the theme music to his hit Showtime series, “Who Is America?”
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!
Originally from Bella Bella, BC, this Heiltsuk/Blackfoot woman has always had a strong passion for expression through movement. Learning traditional Heiltsuk dances and Powwow dancing as a child was where her love of dance and culture began.
As Nadine grew older she fully immersed herself in dance in every way possible, with the desire to learn and to excel. She trained in modern styles such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, and hip hop inspired classes until progressing into a full time dance instructor.
She was soon hired as a backup dancer and choreographer for Indigenous singer (2-time Juno nominee), Inez, which ignited her passion for performing professionally. She performed at many events such as Aboriginal Day Live and Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards before moving to Penticton, BC.
Throughout these years, she explored many different circus skills such as fire spinning, hula hooping, silk fans, stilt walking, and roving while later focusing on aerial hoop.
Her experience has landed her many different roles within the Music Festival Industry. Over the last decade she has performed at many BC Music Festivals such as Shambhala Music Festival, Back to the Forest, Elysium, Curiosity Music Festival and Centre of Gravity. Along with performing Nadine has also taken on many leadership roles such as Performance Coordinator for Curiosity Music Festival and head aerialist at the Pagoda Stage at Shambhala Music Festival.
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Artist Indigenous Heritage
Mohawk, Turtle Clan