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Kwukwstemx! (Thanks!) – to the people who came for the launch of BC’s Only Contemporary Indigenous Music Feast
with more than 18 Indigenous performances over 2 days, hosted by the Nlaka’pamux nation at ‘Q’emcin (aka Lytton, BC) on May 18th and 19th, 2018!

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Featured

ISKWÉ

Named one of the Top 10 Artists to Watch by CBC Music, ISKWÉ (which means ‘woman’ in her native language) is fostering an unmistakable sound that weaves together her Cree/Dené roots with poignant politically charged lyrics, dark soulful R&B rhythms, electronic flourishes, and trip hop breakbeats. (more…)

TA’KAIYA BLANEY

Ta’kaiya is a 16 year-old Tla’Amin Singer/Songwriter/Activist who grew up along the shores of the Salish Sea. Ta’kaiya has performed and spoken at UN conferences, festivals and environmental events around the world. Her video, Earth Revolution, was named Best Music Video at the 2017 American Indian Film Festival.  (more…)

The Melawmen Collective

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. (more…)

JB the First Lady

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. (more…)

Dani and Lizzy

Dani & Lizzy’s breakthrough came in 2013, when a simple video of Lizzy singing in front of her computer went viral. The song was “Dancing in the Sky,” a soulful vocal tribute to some close friends who they had lost, and its message of hope continues to spread, with 19 million YouTube views and counting. (more…)

The Spiritual Warriors

The Spiritual Warriors, formerly known as Kalan Wi, 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. (more…)

Ostwelve

Ron Dean Harris aka Ostwelve, is a Stō:lo/St’át’imc/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 Dogg (more…)

DJ Kookum

DJ Kookum (Cheyanna Kootenhayoo) is a Denesuline, Cree, and Nakota Sioux DJ and filmmaker based in Vancouver. Her DJing is blowing up anywhere from EDM, trap, moombaton, hip hop, rap, and R&B. (more…)

Artists

Kym Gouchie and Northern Sky

Singer/Songwriter Kym Gouchie is from the Lheidli T’enneh Nation aka “Prince George, BC.” A self taught guitar player and a traditional hand drummer, she utilizes her eclectic background to inspire her as she combines elements of traditional, folk and country to create a unique voice. (more…)

Omega Crom

Omega Crom is a Thrash Power Metal band based out of Vancouver. Founding member Johnny Dez on Vox & Guitar is Nadleh Whuten Yinka Dene Carrier Nation as is his brother on drums Damien Ketlo. (more…)

Laura Grizzlypaws

Laura is of St’át’imc descent – born and raised in Lillooet, BC. Her St’át’imc name is “Stálhalamcen – Grizzly Paws,” she performs the Grizzly Bear dance and sings as an expression of St’at’imc culture that is unique and authentic. (more…)

Big Willie G-1

Big Willie G-1 (‘Namgis/Kwakwaka’wakw) is a 17-year-old blues, rock, and country folk musician. He grew up listening to the Blues greats Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, BB King, and Johnny Cash. You can feel it in his ability to tell his life stories in songwriting. (more…)

MS. PANIK

Acoustic folk rock guitar and spectacular soul vocals are fused together for intimate acoustic performances. Her electronic & hip hop influenced live production on stage combines: experimental sounds + looped rhythms + layered guitar + melodic harmonies then overlaid with poetic verses that burst forth for powerful emotionally engaging performances. (more…)

Brandon Peters

Brandon Peters aka $tepson is a St’atimc Indigenous rapper/singer/songwriter/entertainer. He grew up on small reserves around the small town of Lillooet just off highway 99 in BC. (more…)

Salt Water Hank

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. (more…)

Valeen Jules

Valeen Jules (Kā’ānni) is a sacred monster and spoken word artist from the Nuu-chah-nulth & Kwakwaka’wakw nations. She won the August 2016 Vancouver Poetry Slam with her poem “Made of Decolonial Love.” (more…)

DJ Mikey Whiprek

Secwepemc DJ/Producer from KamelPoops BC. I play Jackin/Fidget house , Progressive Psy and Breaks mainly but dable in many other genres, from Glitch hop to HH.
(more…)

JUST

Indigenous Grassroots Woman Punk Collaboration between Secwepemc / Nuu-Chah-Nulth / Dakelh Warrior Sisters. (more…)

Khast’an Drummers

The Khast’an drummers are a group of Lheidli T’enneh members and friends who have passion for the drum and the cycles of life it represents. (more…)

Gallery

Gallery of Lytton Block Partys Past

2 Rivers Remix is inspired by the Lytton Block Party (founded by JR Adams) which showcased only Indigenous musical artists for 5 years.

Thanks JR for your vision!

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Sponsors

Kwukwstemx (Thank you)

2 Rivers Remix gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.

We thank our major sponsors for their generous support of 2 Rivers Remix: the Vancouver Foundation, Lytton First Nation, the Georgia Straight, Village of Lytton, Northern Development Initiative Trust, Citxw Nlka’pamux Assembly Trust, Kumsheen Rafting Resort, and Two Rivers Farmers Market.

Our Accommodation Sponsor – Kumsheen is providing a 20% discount to 2 Rivers Remix attendees – on cabins or campsites – by using online promo code 2RMX2018 or by mentioning 2 Rivers Remix on the phone!

Contact

About Us

‘Q’əmcín 2 Rivers Remix is a free outdoor feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture at ‘Q’əmcín (aka Lytton) on Nlaka’pamux territory.

Featuring BC Indigenous musicians creating an exciting new grassroots sound that empowers Indigenous youth and women.

Organised by 2 Rivers Remix Society, a new BC 
Non-Profit Society with a majority of First Nations directors and the following mandate:

  • To educate, empower and inspire Indigenous youth, women and men to tell their own stories through contemporary Indigenous cultural expression.
  • To explore cultural collaborations, historical identities and intersectional stories through original contemporary Indigenous cultural performances, workshops and other activities on Nlaka’pamux territory.

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Schedule

 

Friday, May 18th, 2018

5:00 PM Charon Spinks, Prayer from Nlaka’pamux elder
5:05 PM Willard Wallace, Welcome Song
5:10 PM Jason Robertson, LFN Councillor, Opening remarks
5:20 PM Khastan Drummers and singers
6:00 PM Ta’Kaiya Blaney
6:45 PM Kiva Morgan-Hall and Levi-D
7:10 PM Brandon Peters
7:50 PM  JB The First Lady
8:30 PM Ostwelve
9:20 PM Dani & Lizzy
10:10 PM DJ Kookum
11:00 PM Closing

Saturday, May 19th, 2018

1:00 PM Charon Spinks, Prayer from Nlaka’pamux elder
1:15 PM Khastan drummers and singers
1:45 PM Anzel Dennis & Sabina Dennis
2:10 PM Laura Grizzlypaws
2:40 PM JUST
3:05 PM Valeen Jules
3:25 PM Salt Water Hank
4:00 PM Ms. Panik
4:35 PM Kym Gouchie and Northern Sky
5:15 PM SOUNDCHECK
5:50 PM 2 Rivers Remix Youth Song Project
6:05 PM The Spiritual Warriors
6:45 PM Big Willie G-1
7:20 PM Omega Crom
8:15 PM The Melawmen Collective
8:50 PM ISKWÉ with Siska Drummers
10:00 PM DJ Mikey Whiprek
11:00 PM Closing