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Buffy Sainte-Marie and a galaxy of award-winning Indigenous artists including: Kinnie Starr, Snotty Nosed Rez Kids, PiqSiq, Shawnee, Eekwol – are all streaming at 2 Rivers Remix 2020, Online Feast of Contemporary Indigenous Music, September 4 • 5 • 6 . FREE Registration to view event stream.

VIRTUAL 2RMX: Lineup of Streaming Indigenous Artists 

(Scheduled Time Order by Day)

FRIDAY SEPT 4 (5-11pm)
2RMX Day 1 (Approximate Timing)
5:00pm-6:30pm
Ronnie Dean Harris [Sto:lo/Nlaka’pamux]: Host
Charon Spinks [Nlaka’pamux]: Welcome/Prayer
Ecko Aleck [Nlaka’pamux]
Miss Christie Lee [Sto:lo]
Kiva Morgan-Hall [Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth]
Brandon Peters [St’atimc]
Levi-D [Secwepemc/Cree]
Geo [Secwepemc/Cree]
6:30-8:00pm
Keliyah [Sto:lo]
Eekwol [Cree]
JB The First Lady [Nuxalk/Onondaga]
Lorelai Williams and Butterflies in Spirit [Skatin/Sts’Ailes]
8:00pm-9:30pm
Kinnie Starr [Mohawk]
Snotty Nose Rez Kids [Haisla]
9:30pm-10:15pm
DJ Kookum [Alexis Nakota Sioux]

SATURDAY SEPT 5 (5-11pm)
2RMX Day 2 (Approximate Timing)
5:00pm-6:30pm
Ronnie Dean Harris [Sto:lo/Nlaka’pamux]: Host
Charon Spinks [Nlaka’pamux]: Welcome/Prayer
Nimkish [Cree]
Julie Bull [Inuk]
Edzi’u [Tahltan/Tlingit]
Dana Foster [Metis/Cree]
Shawnee [Mohawk]
Salt Water Hank [Tsimshian]
6:30-7:30pm
Madelaine McCallum [Metis]
Kin Balam [Nahua Purulapan Pipil]
7:30pm-9:30pm
PiqSiq [Inuit]
Helene Duguay [Mi’kmaq]
Murray Porter [Mohawk]
9:30pm-11:00pm
Curtis Clear Sky & the Constellationz [Blackfoot/Anishinabe/Maori/Guarani]
Old Soul Rebel [Cree/Kainai/Ojibwe]

SUNDAY SEPT 6 (5-10:30pm)
2RMX Day 3 (Approximate Timing)

5:00pm-6:30pm
Ronnie Dean Harris [Sto:lo/Nlaka’pamux]: Host
Charon Spinks [Nlaka’pamux]: Welcome/Prayer
Willard Wallace [Lil’wat]: Welcome Song
Skeetchestn Community School [Secwepemc]
Janet Rogers [Mohawk]
Kalilah Rampanen [Nuu-Chah-Nulth]
Simbiyez Wilson & Remi [Wet’suwet’en]
Hujune [Dakelh]
Jason Camp & The Posers [Haida]
6:30-8:00pm
Herman Dan opening song for Gordon Dick [St’atimc]
Gordon Dick [St’atimc]
Sandy Scofield [Cree]
The Spiritual Warriors [Lil’wat]
8:00pm-9:30pm
Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback [Inuvialuit]
The Melawmen Collective [Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Nlaka’pamux]
9:30pm-10:30pm
Buffy Sainte-Marie [Cree]
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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 40 contemporary Indigenous performances including multiple JUNO winners. The 2020 2RMX Feast will be a VirtualFeast.ca event streaming Sept 4-6 with dozens of Indigenous artists. 2rmx@2rmx.ca 'Q'emcin, aka Lytton BC V0K1Z0

Featured Artist

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE

Indigenous Artists for this Event!

  • Brandon Peters

    Brandon Peters

    [Statimc]

    Brandon Peters is a first nations artist from Lillooet BC. He first started out performing at the age of 15 and since then has grown into an all around talented artist. He has opened for big names such as Snak The Ripper, Dax and Dani&Lizzy. His goal is to share his knowledge and encourage everybody to follow their dreams. You can find his music on all streaming platforms.

    [Statimc]

  • Buffy Sainte-Marie

    Buffy Sainte-Marie

    [Cree]

    Buffy Sainte-Marie is a cultural tour-de-force and a tireless social justice activist with multiple JUNO awards and a Polaris Prize as well as being the first Indigenous artist ever to win an Academy Award. From Universal Soldier, her definitive anti-war anthem, to her 2017 album Medicine Songs, Buffy Sainte-Marie makes us all feel stronger and more capable of seeing the world around us clearly. Part rhythmic healing, part trumpeting wakeup call, Medicine Songs is her soundtrack for the resistance.

    [Cree]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • Edzi'u

    Edzi'u

    [Tahltan/Tlingit]

    Edzi’u is a 2S Tahltan and inland Tlingit sound artist, songwriter, composer. They were born in the Yukon and raised in Whitehorse, YT, spending a large part of that time in their traditional territory of Dease Lake, BC. They received a Degree in Music Composition at Vancouver Community College in 2019. Edzi’u has been performing nationally for the better part of ten years, in festivals, galleries and living rooms. Their roles in performance life have ranged from solo performer, to choir soprano, actor, and concert coordinator. Currently their art practice centers on weaving electronic soundscapes with audio manipulation, while drawing on classical songwriting elements. Their sound installations have been shown in Tkaronto’s film festival imagineNATIVE 2018 as well as 2019, while debuting internationally in 2019 at the Document Film Festival in Glasgow, Scotland.

    [Tahltan/Tlingit]

  • Eekwol

    Eekwol

    [Muskoday/Cree]

    Eekwol (Lindsay Knight) is an award-winning hip hop performing artist in Saskatoon, Treaty Six Territory, originally from Muskoday First Nation. Eekwol has been making music for many years. Her 5th full-length album titled, Good Kill was released in 2017 and the single,”Pitiful feat. 2oolman” made it to the #1 spot on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown and charted in Sirius Radio and numerous college and community stations and streaming site playlists. For 2019, she successfully received a Canada Council grant and completed a concept project with fellow lyricist, T-Rhyme titled, For Women By Women. Eekwol uses her music and words to spread messages of resistance, revolution and keeping the language, land and culture alive for the next generations. Through her original sound she displays her activist roots by living and creating as a supporter of both Hip Hop and Indigenous culture and rights. She is currently working towards her PhD Degree at University of Saskatchewan, which she has taken along with her many years of dedication to hip hop and created something unique and astounding to give back to the community. Along with motherhood, music and academic work, Eekwol frequently works with young people across the country as a mentor and helper. She achieves this through performances, workshops, speaking events, conferences and programs.

    [Muskoday/Cree]

  • 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]

  • Gordon Dick

    Gordon Dick

    [Statimc]

    Born in Mount Currie, BC, Gordon Dick was surrounded by a family that loved music. With that influence of his early years, he started a rock band called "Siwash Rock". His song of the same name appeared on the Grammy-nominated compilation Native North America (Vol. 1). in 2014. The band quickly became a sensation locally in the 1970s as they performed at weekend parties and weddings. In 2017 he performed at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.

    [Statimc]

  • Helene Duguay

    Helene Duguay

    [Mikmaq]

    Helene is a legendary bass player, who use to play with 'The Beatlettes', an all female pop band in the 1960's in Montreal. She brings many years experience tearing it up on stages throughout North America and Asia. At seventy-five years of age, Helene shows no sign of slowing down, and can hold her own with the best of them on any stage! Proud of her French/Miqmaq heritage, and fluent in French, she performs at numerous fundraisers for various Indigenous communities and organizations throughout British Columbia.She has been featured on the TV shows, Rez Bluez and The Mix, and several episodes of Beyond Words on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network. Helene also performed bass on both Murray Porter's albums. From the girl groups and go-go boots of the sixties and through all the twists and turns in popular music since, Helene plays all styles with authenticity and heart.

    [Mikmaq]

  • Hujune

    Hujune

    [Dakelh]

    Nenachailya. From the Dakelh Nation, we express gratitude to the Lakepm? and the organizers for engaging Indigenous nations in celebration, regenerating customs of sharing through our songs, our art, our ceremony. RESPECT! Nohk'esi (everything good for you). Sabina Dennis-Luksil yoo (Caribou Clan) Kumbayaz Dennis-Luksil yoo (Caribou Clan) Sarah-Jane-Lhtseh yoo (Frog Clan)"

    [Dakelh]

  • Janet Rogers

    Janet Rogers

    [Mohawk]

    [Mohawk]

  • Jason Camp & The Posers

    Jason Camp & The Posers

    [Haida]

    Jason Camp and The Posers plays what has been dubbed Post-Colonial Rage Rock. The band consists of three Haida madmen: SG_aan Kwah. Agang (James McGuire) is on vocals and guitar, Jaahljuu (Graham Richard) rockets away on his drum kit and Jonny Begel hypes up the crowd. We write and sing about life on Haida Gwaii, local legends, good times and indigenous struggle worldwide. Our debut EP Neat Times and Family Values gives a snapshot of our sound. Our first full length album First Contact is now released and available on all platforms. Both of us are from Haida Gwaii and are of Haida descent. The isolation of the islands we live on has created a hotbed of talented musicians with a DIY attitude, working together to make live shows and on-island recording happen. We have created a lively scene here and have taken our brand of mischief on tour from Skidegate Haida Gwaii to Brooklyn NY. On top of making our high energy, rage-filled, Punkabilly music we also both perform in a traditional Haida Dance group. We are experimenting with how to let our background in Haida Dance bleed through into our recordings and our live show.Haida tradition informs our lives in every way.

    [Haida]

  • JB The First Lady

    JB The First Lady

    [Nuxalk/Onondaga]

    Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nations. She is a Vancouver-based hip hop and spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. With four studio albums under her belt, JB sees her songs as a way of capturing oral history, and isn’t afraid to write lyrics that speak to challenging subjects like residential schools and missing and murdered indigenous women.

    [Nuxalk/Onondaga]

  • Julie Bull

    Julie Bull

    [Inuk]

    Julie Bull is Inuk from NunatuKavut, and currently lives on Epekwitk (PEI). She is a poet, a spoken word artist, an educator, an ethicist, a scholar, an entrepreneur, a learner, a philosopher, a traveler, a winter-enthusiast, a daughter, a grand-daughter, a great-grand daughter, an auntie, a bit nomadic, a change-maker, and a sh!t disturber. Julie was awarded an Indigenous Storytelling and Spoken-word Residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in March 2020 where she learned to bring her words from the page to the stage with some unlikely integrations, influences, and imagination.

    [Inuk]

  • Kalilah Rampanen

    Kalilah Rampanen

    [Nuu-Chah-Nulth]

    Kallah 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]

  • Keliyah

    Keliyah

    [Sto:lo]

    Keliyah (Theresa) has a BFA in Film Production from UBC. She's worked in the arts as an activist and hip hop artist for over ten years. She recently turned her attention to film making and hopes to bridge gaps in knowledge and understanding to tell stories that are both modern and traditional. The traditional oral history of the St—:l_ and Coast Salish people has yet to be documented and Theresa wants to be a part of that important work. Theresa wants to makes films that are impactful, not only her people, but for everyone.

    [Sto:lo]

  • Kin Balam

    Kin Balam

    [Nahua Purulapan Pipil]

    Kin Balam, the path of the jaguar (Indigenous Maya/Lenca) is an unprecedented, groundbreaking musical project of world music, comprising of virtuoso Flamenco guitar, Afro Latin rhythms, Indigenous (Meso-American) instrumentation, Hip Hop of social political content, and improvisational elements of Jazz. This powerhouse of musical spirits come to electrify, and deepen our souls' beats, while changing the perspective, spiritual quality and vibrational frequencies that hold our bodies and minds in limitation. Indigenous tradition, African drumming of Latin America, Flamenco Gypsy language, Rap hood Poetry, and Jazz improvisation are the cultural ingredients that give rise to the originating group phenomenon Kin Balam who offer us a message of hope, rebellion, reconnection, and the medicine of living from our hearts. Balam S Antonio, aka Kin Balam studied under the renowned flamenco guitar master Jeronimo Maya In Spain Madrid. Born in the Indigenous lands of Kuxkatan (El Salvador) in the heart of a Central American revolution, along with his family he came to Turtle Island, Canada as a refugee of war. Descending from a long family line of musicians, Kin was born with a unique gift of musical abilities that would one day come to determine the direction and intention of his living. Burying his heart in the pain of urban violence as a teenager with a soul hungry for meaning, Kin opted to die to a self-destructive lifestyle that shattered the foundation of his community, making a vow to focus all of his might and capabilities to create a sound that spoke the positive message and cultural power he felt lacked in the world. Since then he has dedicated his entire being to the refining of his skills, potential, and music to reflect the voice found in his soul, and to serve the oppressed communities of our world. Kin Balam symbolizes the returning to ourselves, to our roots, to our deepest truths, to our learning of tangible love, to the healing of our pain, to decolonizing, to reconnection, to forgiveness, to the mistakes that fructify into teachings, to the actions required by a necessary social, environmental, and political change. For all we truly leave behind and before us, is the legacy of our actions. And it is this very legacy, which we all must be soulfully, and mindfully giving rise to.

    [Nahua Purulapan Pipil]

  • Kinnie Starr

    Kinnie Starr

    [Mohawk]

    JUNO-winner Kinnie Starr, a multi-threat songwriter, performer, visual artist, filmmaker and producer. Starr is a trailblazing female Indigenous artist with her unique blend of conscious hiphop and groove driven pop.

    [Mohawk]

  • Kiva Morgan-Hall

    Kiva Morgan-Hall

    [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]

  • Levi-D

    Levi-D

    [Secwepemc/Cree]

    The youngest of Sundown and Savage House has been holding it down since the age of 14. With shows all over BC he's known for his double-time raps and epic freestyles.Born in Alberta, Raised in BC this kid knows what he's doing Ð so be on the look out for his new mixtapes/albums/shows.Check Levi-D out on his prolific soundcloud"

    [Secwepemc/Cree]

  • Lorelei Williams and Butterflies in Spirit

    Lorelei Williams and Butterflies in Spirit

    [Skatin/Sts’Ailes]

    Butterflies in Spirit: Dance, Healing, & MMIWG builds on the years of community healing work Lorelei Williams has done with her dance group, Butterflies in Spirit. Founded in 2012, Butterflies in Spirit is a dance group consisting of family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Lorelei Williams is a young single mom from the Skatin Nations on her mom side and Sts’Ailes on her dad’s side. To commemorate Aboriginal female victims of violence, Lorelei founded Butterflies in Spirit, an Indigenous women’s dance troupe, consisting of family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. To date, they have staged over 70 awareness-raising performances for organizations such as Amnesty International and Canada’s Assembly of First Nations. They have also traveled internationally performing at the International Women’s World Peace event in Bogota, Colombia. She started this dance group as a way to get attention to her missing Aunt Belinda Williams picture and honour her cousin Tanya Holyk who was murdered by serial killer Robert Pickton. Lorelei has volunteered at Vancouver’s Battered Women’s Support Services as a crisis line support worker. She is also an active member of the missing and murdered Indigenous women’s coalition.

    [Skatin/Sts’Ailes]

  • 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]

  • Miss Christie Lee

    Miss Christie Lee

    [Musqueam]

    Musqueam hip-hop artist Christie Lee Charles is Vancouver's first Indigenous poet laureate. She raps as Miss Christie Lee, and champions poetry, language and arts, and elevating the role of Host Nation and urban Indigenous poetry and cultural practices. Christie Lee Charles, 33, who incorporates traditional knowledge, stories and ancient Musqueam dialect into her music, is the daughter of Henry Charles, a well-known Musqueam elder and storyteller who died last year, and during her speech to council Tuesday she highlighted her father's work as the elder for the DUDES Club, a support group for men in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Her project is to connect the greater Vancouver poetic scene and the public to this history of local Indigenous communities, language and lands we live on today," said Charles. "It will create new relationships and help elevate the beautiful and cultural understandings of my people. This will empower the young people from Indigenous communities and give them a path for creative expression." "I started off with poetry in elementary and high school, and then it kind of just turned into rapping, and now it's back into poetry, it's all the same style," she said. "Rapping and studying our language and our culture, that's the most exciting thing for me."

    [Musqueam]

  • Murray Porter

    Murray Porter

    [Mohawk]

    Murray Porter is Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. He tells the Aboriginal side of history with a mixture of country, blues and humour. He's a "red man, singing the black mans' blues, living in a white man's world!" (from his song "Colours"). Murray is a self-taught, singer, songwriter and piano player, who's spent the last 30 years playing the blues throughout the world, spreading his unique style of foot-stomping, hand clapping, rockin' blues piano! Now living in North Vancouver, British Columbia, his CD "Songs Lived & Life Played", was released to rave reviews in 2011 and won a JUNO Award for "Aboriginal Album of the Year" in 2012. He was also a 2005 JUNO nominee for 'Full Circle' with his former group THE PAPPY JOHNS BAND, and Canadian Aboriginal Music Award winner for 'Best Blues'.In 1994, he launched a solo career. In 1995, Murray recorded his first solo album "1492, Who Found Who?" for First Nations Music (distributed by EMI). In 2006, Murray performed at the "Out of Doors Festival", at the LINCOLN CENTER in New York City at their "23rd Annual Roots of American Music Festival", on a 10 foot grand piano, with Sipho Kunene on drums. Blues greats, such as Mavis Staples, Guy Davis, Larry Johnson and Bettye LaVette, were part of the festival. He also performed at "Native Sounds Downtown" at the NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, in New York City.

    [Mohawk]

  • Nimkish

    Nimkish

    [Kwakwaka’wakw /Cree]

    NIMKISH is a Kwakwaka'wakw/Cree singer/songwriter based in Vancouver. She writes from a personal place of the trials of love and heartbreak. Her sound is a smooth blend of Pop and Future Bass with hints of layered R&B production. NIMKISH's debut EP "Heartbreak On The Coast" shares her experience of falling for somebody of the same sex for the first time. She takes you with her as she shares her story of falling in love, treading new waters, the confusion, and eventually the pain of letting go. She aspires to be a relatable artist, and that her music can speak to people in a way that will help them get through similar situations. NIMKISH has graduated from Langara's Intensive Singer/Songwriter program and currently attends Nimbus School Of Recording & Media where she has taken various music related courses and spends the time developing as an artist. Her favourite part of the musical process is collaboration and lyricism. She has always been a writer, but did not begin turning her poetry writing skills into music until about 3 years ago when she discovered her passion for music was more than just a hobby. If NIMKISH is not in the studio recording and creating, she is out and about in Vancouver performing live and sharing her songs with others. She has been included on the lineup of festivals such as The Talking Stick Festival (2016/2017) and The Kanata Festival (2017).

    [Kwakwaka’wakw /Cree]

  • Old Soul Rebel

    Old Soul Rebel

    [Cree/Kainai/Ojibwe]

    Old Soul Rebel is the musical musings of Chelsea D.E. Johnson and Lola Whyte. They offer a raw blend of original soul music and bad ass rock 'n roll and were featured on the second season of CTV's "The Launch." With a repertoire inspired by their respective First Nations and African American upbringings, Old Soul Rebel's music vividly recites the honest experiences of human life. Formed in late 2015 by a like-minded need to sing stories of their past, Old Soul Rebel has graced many stages and festivals across Canada. The band was recognized as one of the 11 Best New Bands of 2016 by CBC Radio Music. "Chelsea Johnson is truly one of the most talented singers Vancouver has ever been blessed with." - vanmusic.ca

    [Cree/Kainai/Ojibwe]

  • Ostwelve

    Ostwelve

    [Sto:lo/Nlaka’pamux]

    Emcee Ron Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, is a Stolo/Nlaka'pamux multimedia artist based in Vancouver, BC. As hip-hop artist Ostwelve, he has performed in numerous festivals and has opened for acts such as Guru, K'naan, and Snoop DoggRon got his start with professional graphic design at the age of 14 after submitting a design to a Vancouver-based skateboard company "Arson" and got this design printed. In the same year he began co-hosting the "When Spirits Whisper" on CO-OP Radio 100.5 FM (formerly 102.7 FM). In the past years he's worked on number of projects, most prominently as an actor and composer for APTN/Showcase dramatic series "Moccasin Flats" for two seasons as a performer and a lead character, and in the subsequent film project "Moccasin Flats: Redemption" in 2007. As well, he was the lead composer for APTN children's Cree language series "Nehiyawetan: Let's Speak Cree". He has gone on to contribute music to TV series such as ARCTIC AIR, MOHAWK GIRLS, FIRST STORY, SKYE & CHANG and film projects like FIRE SONG, NUMBER 14, THE ROAD FORWARD, WINDIGO TALE and CEDAR & BAMBOO. In 2011, he was hired as Content Manager for RPM.fm, an Indigenous music culture website based out of Vancouver. The website focuses on bringing the latest of Indigenous music culture to its audience, as well as a podcast series of which he was the host. The podcast was selected as the recipient of the United Nations DPI Gold Medal as well as being awarded a Silver Medal in the Culture & The Arts, Audio Podcast category at the New York Festivals Awards. Check out the podcasts here: http://rpm.fm/podcasts/ Most recently, Ron is featured in the National Film Board musical documentary "The Road Forward", directed by Marie Clements. https://www.nfb.ca/film/road_forward/Ron performed and emceed at 2RMX in 2019 and 2018.

    [Sto:lo/Nlaka’pamux]

  • PIQSIQ

    PIQSIQ

    [Inuit]

    PIQSIQ perform eerie contemporary compositions incorporating Inuit throat-singing and live looping. The two sisters from Yellowknife were part of another Northern fusion group - Quantum Tangle - who won a JUNO award.

    [Inuit]

  • Salt Water Hank

    Salt Water Hank

    [Gitga’at/Tsimshian]

    A member of the Gitga'at community, Tsimshian folk artist Saltwater Hank resurrects stories of the land, loss and absurd circumstance and shines them through a sepia lens, witnessing ageless characters with hearts and lives on the line. Historically speaking, many have come and gone before us without broad notice, despite having made significant impacts during their lives. These are the stories that Saltwater Hank sinks his teeth into, spinning them into timeless folk songs with a penchant for a jig. Saltwater Hank's debut album, Stories From the Northwest, is a recording built upon the influence of Hanks before him. Saltwater Hank's father Henry (also known as Hank) was his first and most influential exposure to music, and instilled in him a deep curiosity and love for the craft. Born in Prince Rupert, Saltwater Hank's earliest memories of gingerly strumming his father's guitar strings, to hearing him, his grandfather and uncles perform the songs of Hank Williams Sr. and other country favourites, the influence of these formative experiences is clear when listening to Saltwater Hank. Recorded reel-to-reel in the basement of a church in Prince George, BC with some of the province's best players, Stories From the Northwest is a collection of expertly played tunes with a nostalgic familiarity and a progressive tone. Recruiting Danny Bell and Amy Blanding (fellow members of retired folk-rock project, Black Spruce Bog), to accompany him on the album along with other esteemed Northern artists Naomi Kavka, Big Fancy, Brin Porter and Chloe Nakahara, Together not only as musical cohorts but as friends too, the album portrays their chemistry and camaraderie, all captured through a single ribbon microphone, true to the methods of eras gone by.

    [Gitga’at/Tsimshian]

  • Sandy Scofield

    Sandy Scofield

    [Cree/Metis/Dene]

    Sandy Scofield is a multi-award winning composer, musician and singer. She has studied classical, jazz, African, Indonesian gamelan and electro-acoustic music. A Metis from the Saulteaux and Cree Nations, she hails from four generations of fiddlers, singers and musicians. Among her four recordings to date, she has won five Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, a Canadian Folk Music Award, an Indian Summer Music Award (U.S.A.), a Western Canadian Music Award and received three consecutive Juno nominations. Over the years, she has mentored innumerable First Nations singers and songwriters in the way of rudimentary music theory, vocal techniques, songwriting craft and music-industry protocol. She has toured to festivals on five continents with the the International Rainforest World Music Festival in Borneo, 2011 making the fifth. She has composed for dance, film, television and theatre, with the Aboriginal Welcoming Song for the 2010 Olympic Opening Ceremonies, the highlight to date.It's a long way from playing Cajun party music to a capella vocal arrangements of First Nations songs to composing music for theatre and for our own Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies in Vancouver. Sandy Scofield has invested a tremendous spirit, navigating and negotiating through a life dedicated to music, sometimes on her own, and sometimes with collaborators. She studied full-time at Vancouver Community College taking their two-year jazz music program. She completed her degree at the esteemed Simon Fraser University School for Contemporary Arts, studying composition under the likes of Owen Underhill and electroacoustic music with Barry Truax. Her passion for electro-acoustic music and sound design is not new for Scofield, who has been playing with sounds for a long time. In a feature in SOCAN's Words & Music magazine in 2001, Alexander Varty talked to her about using noisemakers or toys, such as the toy piano on "Get High", each time she embarked on a recording project.She has taken the tool box that she has enhanced as a touring musician, through her composition work at SFU, and from the young musicians she mentors and applied them to her sense of melody, harmony and rhythm, resulting in what writer Phil Paine described as "a high-level synthesis of jazz, blues, rock and pop" with First Nations traditions. "Her music is original, refined and intelligent."

    [Cree/Metis/Dene]

  • Shawnee

    Shawnee

    [Mohawk]

    Shawnee, 2-Spirit singer-songwriter, is winner of CBC Music’s 2020 Searchlight and named one of Billboard’s “LGBTQ2 Artists You Should Know.”

    [Mohawk]

  • Simbiyez Wilson

    Simbiyez Wilson

    [Wet’suwet’en]

    I'm a 22 year old musician coming at you with a new tune called Uncomfortably Comfortable. I've been writing and performing since I was 10 and don't see a future without my jazzy/folk/pop jumble of music. Born and raised in Smithers BC.

    [Wet’suwet’en]

  • Snotty Nose Rez Kids

    Snotty Nose Rez Kids

    [Haisla] Hip-hop phenoms

    Skyrocketing Hip-hop stars Snotty Nose Rez Kids second and third albums (The Average Savage, 2017 and TRAPLINE, 2019) were shortlisted for the Polaris Prize while TRAPLINE was also named one of the top 10 hip-hop albums of 2019 by exclaim! magazine.

    [Haisla] Hip-hop phenoms

  • The Melawmen Collective

    The Melawmen Collective

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

    "The Melawmen Collective collaborate on a fusion of hip-hop with musical manifestations and visions through performances and workshops. Melawmen in Secwepemcstin (Secwepemc language) means "medicine" the collective is gathering medicine ~ to heal, share and expand. The collective started as a group of artists facilitating music and art workshops for native and non-native youth around cultural identity, understandings of history, and the role of storytelling in community wellbeing. These collaborative pieces are created by artists who have worked together since 2007: Meeka Morgan (Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth), Rob Hall (Canadian), George Ignace AKA Geo (Secwepemc/ Cree). Check out their website at www.melawmen.ca The collective was formed in 2009, with a vision to create connections between Indigenous People and others through stories, history, art and music. Working with Indigenous youth and others _ including Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth youth Kiva Morgan-Hall _ its aim is to hold space to bring perspectives together so that new collaborations can be created, as a praxis of building and bonding historical consciousness, together, through the freedom that creativity brings and allows. They are based in Secwepemculucw, otherwise known as the Shuswap territory, the southern interior of what is now known as BC."

    [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]

  • 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]

Schedule

    • Day 1
    • Day 2
    • Day 3
    • September 4, 2020
    • 5pm Friday: 2RMX Day 15pm - 10:15pmFriday Approximate Times: 5pm-6:30pm Charon Spinks; Ecko Aleck; Miss Christie Lee; Kiva Morgan-Hall; Brandon Peters; Levi-D (PARENTAL ADVISORY: LANGUAGE); Geo aka The Voice 6:30pm-8pm Keliyah; Eekwol; JB The First Lady; Butterflies in Spirit 8pm-9:30pm Kinnie Star; Snotty Nose Rez Kids 9:30pm-10:15pm DJ KookumArtists: Brandon Peters, DJ Kookum, Ecko Aleck, Eekwol, Geo AKA The Voice, JB The First Lady, Keliyah, Kinnie Starr, Kiva Morgan-Hall, Levi-D, Lorelei Williams and Butterflies in Spirit, Miss Christie Lee, Ostwelve, Snotty Nose Rez Kids

    • 5pm Friday: 2RMX Day 1 - Part 15pm - 6:30pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Brandon Peters, Ecko Aleck, Geo AKA The Voice, Kiva Morgan-Hall, Levi-D, Miss Christie Lee

    • 6:30pm Friday: 2RMX Day 1 - Part 26:30pm - 8pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Eekwol, Keliyah

    • 8pm Friday: 2RMX Day 1 - Part 38pm - 9:30pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Kinnie Starr, Snotty Nose Rez Kids

    • 9:30pm Friday: 2RMX Day 1 - Part 49:30pm - 10:15pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: DJ Kookum

    • September 5, 2020
    • 5pm Saturday: Day 2 @RMX5pm - 11pm2RMX Day 2Artists: Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz, Edzi, Helene Duguay, Julie Bull, Kin Balam, Madelaine McCallum, Murray Porter, Nimkish, Old Soul Rebel, Ostwelve, PIQSIQ, Salt Water Hank, Shawnee

    • 5pm Saturday: 2RMX Day 2 - Part 15pm - 6:30pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Julie Bull, Nimkish, Salt Water Hank, Shawnee

    • 6:30pm Saturday: 2RMX Day 2 - Part 26:30pm - 8pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Kin Balam, Madelaine McCallum, PIQSIQ

    • 8pm Saturday: 2RMX Day 2 - Part 38pm - 9:30pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Helene Duguay, Murray Porter, PIQSIQ

    • 9:30pm Saturday: 2RMX Day 2 - Part 49:30pm - 11pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz, Old Soul Rebel

    • September 6, 2020
    • 5pm Sunday: 2RMX Day 35pm - 10:30pmSunday: 2RMX Day 3Artists: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gordon Dick, Janet Rogers, Kalilah Rampanen, Ostwelve, Sandy Scofield, Simbiyez Wilson, The Melawmen Collective, The Spiritual Warriors

    • 5pm Sunday: 2RMX Day 3 - Part 15pm - 6:30pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Hujune, Janet Rogers, Kalilah Rampanen, Simbiyez Wilson

    • 6:30pm Sunday: 2RMX Day 3 - Part 26:30pm - 8pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Gordon Dick, Sandy Scofield, The Spiritual Warriors

    • 8pm Sunday: 2RMX Day 3 - Part 38pm - 9:30pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: The Melawmen Collective, Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback

    • 9:30 Sunday: 2RMX Day 3 - Part 49:30 - 10:30pm(Approximate Timing)Artists: Buffy Sainte-Marie

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