august, 2021

07aug2:00 pm T8:00 pm TFeaturedVirtual EventWE ARE STILL HERE: 'Q'emcin Edition2RMX Tour / VirtualFeast.ca Online Music Feast / Fundraiser You can join the event will in progress...

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We will be livestreaming an incredible lineup of Indigenous musical artists Aug 7 @ 2pm-8pm PDT to raise money for the Nlaka’pamux /’Q’emcin / Lytton Evacuees – the people who lost their homes and suffered great losses in the fire that incinerated all of ‘Q’emcin/Lytton and some surrounding areas.

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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 80 contemporary Indigenous performances including multiple JUNO and Polaris winners. The 2021 2RMX Feast will be a VirtualFeast.ca event streaming Sept 4-6 with dozens of Indigenous artists. 2rmx@2rmx.ca

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]

  • Gerald Charlie

    Gerald Charlie

    [Stó:lō]

    Gerald Charlie is a blues musician from Lake Errock, BC. His original sound brings immense happiness to his audiences. He has played many festivals throughout BC and the USA, having shared the stage with many musicians, among them Tom Lavin, the Legendary Powder Blues and Bo Diddley. Gerald has two award winning CDs to his name. “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.” -Charlie Musselwhite

    [Stó:lō]

  • 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]

  • Herman Dan

    Herman Dan

    [Statimc]

    [Statimc]

  • 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]

  • Keliya

    Keliya

    [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]

  • Kevin Loring

    Kevin Loring

    [Nlaka’pamux]

    Kevin Loring – Artistic Director, Savage Society Kevin Loring is an accomplished Canadian playwright, actor and director and was the winner of the Governor General’s Award for English Language Drama for his outstanding play, Where the Blood Mixes in 2009. The play explores the intergenerational effects of the residential school system. It toured nationally and was presented at the National Arts Centre in 2010, when Loring was serving as the NAC’s Playwright in Residence. A Nlaka’pamux from the Lytton First Nation in British Columbia, Loring created the Songs of the Land project in 2012 in partnership with five separate organizations in his home community. The project explores 100-year-old audio recordings of songs and stories of the N’lakap’amux People. Loring has written four new plays based on his work with the community including Battle of the Birds, about domestic violence and power abuse, The Boy Who Was Abandoned, about youth and elder neglect, The Council of Spider, Ant & Fly that tackles themes of death and Words of our Chief, based on the 1910 Memorial from the Interior Chiefs to Sir Wilfred Laurier. A versatile artist and leader Loring has served as the co-curator of the Talking Stick Festival, as Artist in Residence at the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre, as Artistic Director of the Savage Society in Vancouver, as a Documentary Producer of Canyon War: The Untold Story, and as the Project Leader/Creator, and Director of the Songs of the Land project in his home community of Lytton First Nation Kevin is also the Artistic Director for Indigenous Theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Currently Kevin has been commissioned by Savage Society to write a new large scale work entitled Knaksht: The Helping Hand.

    [Nlaka’pamux]

  • 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]

  • Ritchie & The Fendermen

    Ritchie & The Fendermen

    [Nlaka’pamux]

    [Nlaka’pamux]

  • 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]

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