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Movable Feast: Toquaht Bay

sat02sep4:30 pm Tsat10:00 pm TMovable Feast: Toquaht BayBRING THE CHILDREN HOME!

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FREE Feast of contemporary Indigenous music and Culture.

Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • Ana Cornejo

    Ana Cornejo

    [Aztec]

    Ana Cornejo, of Mexican and a Peruvian ancestry, is a psychologist and cultural manager who walks on the red path, learning and sharing the Mexica culture through their dances and traditions. She is working with original communities as the wixarika culture, most known as Huichol. Her vision is to hold elders’ wisdom and voices alive through taking the traditions into our daily life with respect and consciousness.

    [Aztec]

  • DJ Keilani Rose

    DJ Keilani Rose

  • Ecko Aleck

    Ecko Aleck

    [Nlakapamux]

    Ecko Aleck is from the Nlaka’pamux nation – Grizzly Bear clan, living on Pentlatch territory on Vancouver Island. Ecko is the artist and visionary behind Sacred Matriarch Productions. Initially launching her performing artistry with her english name Ecko, she is transitioning to take the stage as “Sacred Matriarch” for future shows and performances.

    Sacred Matriarch music can be described as the bridging between the ancestral world and modern times with a spicy addition of BIPOC truth-bombs woven with Indigenous hip hop or as Ecko likes to call it – IndigeHop.
    Ecko’s first EP launched December, 2019 and her next album is in the works for a release date later this fall/winter.

    [Nlakapamux]

  • 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]

  • Hasaatuk

    Hasaatuk

    [Nuu-Chah-Nulth]

    Hasaatuk (Kalilah Rampanen) comes from the western coast of British Columbia, Canada. Her heritage stems from the nuu_aan_u_ (Nuu-chah-nulth) territory on western Vancouver Island, Woodland Cree near Fort McMurray and Finnish ancestry. Kalilah’s music explores a diverse range of indigenous, environmental and social horizons that combine a blend of acoustic, blues and alternative styles of expression. Her passion for music took root at an early age that has blossomed into a trifecta of strong, melodious vocals, captivating guitar riffs and, a meaningful message.

    In addition to her musical path, Kailah is actively involved in activism and advocacy for the protection and preservation of Indigenous lands, culture and language. Kalilah has participated in a wide variety of campaigns that raise awareness of environmental devastation caused by mining, oil extraction, deforestation, climate justice and aquaculture. She uses her music to shed light upon the interconnectedness that is maintained through ancestral, indigenous roots to the lands and waters and she maintains a lifestyle that keeps her connected to her traditional territories, culture and family.

    [Nuu-Chah-Nulth]

  • Hayley Wallis

    Hayley Wallis

    [Kitasoo/Xais’xais]

    The rich textured tone of singer songwriter Hayley Wallis’ voice has an unmistakable confidence that is immediately recognizable. Hayley delivers a powerful emotional performance that evokes a response as dynamic as her vocal range. She is part of the Kitasoo/Xais’xais Nation, originally from Klemtu, a small isolated island located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Hayley is well on her way to breaking into the scene with her debut single coffee cup, a relatable soulful pop anthem about mental health and reaching out for help.

    She began her musical journey at a young age, singing for her family and community, and credits their support for developing the passion she now has. Moving from her home in pursuit of her artistic aspirations, she now resides in Vancouver, BC, balancing work life and family life as a young mother while steadily focused on her musical goals. Hayley has amassed tens of thousands of views on her YouTube cover videos and has worked hard to refine her original songs to release on major platforms. She is working on her highly anticipated EP set for release in spring 2022.

    Hayley is passionate about leaving a strong legacy and paving a path along her way. She sings for herself, for her children and for her people and hopes to set an example that will empower the young generation of her community to pursue their dreams.

    [Kitasoo/Xais’xais]

  • KeAloha aka DJ KoaKeA

    KeAloha aka DJ KoaKeA

    [Tahitian]

    Dynamic, multi-pronged musical paradise. Grounded, Elevated, oceanic, bars, all of it” (Music Waste Festival 2022). KeAloha weaves soundscapes of Indigi-Pop wonder, fluidly owning the stage as a vocalist, drummer, and dancer. KeAloha is offering their original music back to their homelands in Lheidli T’enneh for the first time. Born and raised where the two rivers flow together, with mixed Irish, Tahitian and Chinese ancestry; KeAloha’s music carries essences of alt RnB, Pop, Jazz-Fusion and sounds from their lineage. Lianne La Havas meets Anderson Paak, Keali’i Reichel meets Thundercat. With the grounding force of their foundation as a drummer, KeAloha’s music packs treats for those with a decolonial sweet tooth.

    [Tahitian]

  • 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]

  • 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).

    URL https://themelawmencollective.bandcamp.com/

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

  • 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 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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