#2RMX 2019 Rocked the Canyon July 6-7!

Kwukwstemx to everyone who came to #2RMX on Nlaka’pamux territory and connected with Contemporary Indigenous Music and Culture. Thanks to the amazing artists who shared their vision, the volunteers who worked so hard, the coordinators who kept it all flowing, the vendors who fortified the people with food and art, and all the funders and sponsors who kept it completely free for the people.

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Listen to the #2RMX 2019 Playlist

News

Featured

The 2019 2RMX journey begins with our Featured Special Guests…

Savage Society – Battle of the Birds

Special Guests Savage Society and Kevin Loring (Nlaka’pamux), will open 2RMX with a community production of the play, “Battle of the Birds”, at 11am on Saturday (@Fraser & 6th Street). (more…)

Mana Taketake

On tour from Aotearoa, Special Guests Mana Taketake, are a contemporary Maori performance group who share their own vision of Maori dance, music and weaponry. (more…)

Wild Salmon Caravan

The Wild Salmon Caravan (WSC) will collaborate with the Nlaka’pamux Nation to open 2RMX on Sunday July 7 at 11:30AM with a Wild Salmon ceremony and celebration parade (at Fraser & 6th Street). (more…)

DJ Shub

Considered to be the Godfather of PowWowStep, DJ-producer Shub continues to pioneer a growing genre of electronic music. Born Dan General, Shub began his career with nationally-acclaimed electronic music trio A Tribe Called Red (more…)

Old Soul Rebel

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.” (more…)

Quantum Tangle

Quantum Tangle combines the wide-ranging artistic visions of Greyson Gritt, Tiffany Ayalik and Inuksuk Mackay who draw from their respective Anishinaabe-Métis and Inuit backgrounds to create a fusion of old-world sounds and new-world flair. (more…)

Ostwelve

Emcee 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…)

George Leach

George Leach is an artist in relentless pursuit of truth. His dedication to songcraft is evident throughout his career which covers a vast terrain – blues, classic rock, balladry, and R&B, all in the service of a restless musical explorer. (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…)

Curtis Clearsky & The Constellationz

Curtis Clear Sky and Constellationz are Vancouver based with global backgrounds who create Indigifunk music and culture and it consists of Hip-hop, Funk, Latin-Funk, Soul, Ska, Reggae and Blues. (more…)

TA’KAIYA BLANEY

Ta’kaiya is an 18 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…)

Tribal X

Tribal X is a Native hard rock band bringing the fire!! From the 4 directions, representing 4 different First Nations, a huge range of musical influences, Tribal X. (more…)

2RMX Elders Series

Murray Porter

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”). (more…)

Helene Duguay

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. (more…)

Willy Thrasher & Linda Saddleback

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), (more…)

Gordon Dick Sr.

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 appeared on the Grammy-nominated compilation Native North America (Vol. 1). (more…)

Ritchie and the Fendermen

Ritchie Adams is a Lytton legend and guitar wizard who has been fronting rock bands (including with several of his brothers) since the ’60s. Ritchie and the Fendermen’s version of Keith Secola’s NDN Car is the unofficial Lytton anthem. (more…)

Artists

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…)

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…)

HUJUNE

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. (more…)

Brandon Peters

Brandon Peters is a Canadian native entertainer. He grew up on small reserves around the small town of Lillooet just off highway 99 in British Columbia. (more…)

DJ O Show

DJ O SHOW, Orene Askew, is a member of the Squamish Nation and a DJ/performer who uses her music to empower youth, encouraging them to stay focused and follow their dreams. Her motto is ‘Diversity makes beautiful music’ (more…)

Ecko Aleck

Ecko Aleck is from the Nlakapa’mux Nation and raised with the Shishalh Nation. She has a lifetime background of culture, ceremonies, singing and dancing from Interior Salish and Coast Salish territories. (more…)

NIMKISH

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. (more…)

Tara Willard

Tara is of the Secwepemc’ulewc of the Secwepemc Tribal Peoples and the Neskonlith community. She has been receiving and composing songs for many years and recently recorded some of these songs for an upcoming album release. (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…)

2019 2RMX SCHEDULE

*Timing is subject to change please ensure to check in early for the artists that you don’t want to miss.

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

9:45AM – FRASER St@6th: Yoga Workshop
11:00AM – FRASER St@6th: SAVAGE SOCIETY – Battle of the Birds *** RAIN Site: Memorial Hall ***
12:30PM – Procession to honour Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women/People to 4th@MAIN St – Please Wear Red
1:00PM – 4th@MAIN St: Welcome Prayer, Song & Youth drum Group
1:10PM – Dedication Prayer for new youth-painted Rainbow Crosswalk & Regneration Tipi
1:15PM – KHASTAN DRUMMERS [Lheidli T’enneh]
1:30PM – MANA TAKETAKE [Maori]
2:00PM – ECKO ALECK [Nlaka’pamux]
2:30PM – NIMKISH [‘Kwakwaka’wakw/Cree]
3:00PM – TA’KAIYA BLANEY [Tla’Amin]
3:45PM – BRANDON PETERS [St’atimc]
4:15PM – KIVA MORGAN-HALL [Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Nlaka’pamux]
4:30PM – LEVI-D [Secwepemc/Cree]
5:00PM – GEO AKA THE VOICE [Secwepemc]
5:30PM – OSTWELVE [Sto:lo/St’atimc/Nlaka’pamux]
5:45PM – JB THE FIRST LADY [Nuxalk/Onondaga]
6:30PM – Hip-hop in the round
7:00PM – KHASTAN DRUMMERS [Lheidli T’enneh]
7:15PM – MANA TAKETAKE [Maori]
7:45PM – MELAWMEN COLLECTIVE [Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Nlaka’pamux]
8:30PM – OLD SOUL REBEL [Cree/Kainai/Ojibwe]
9:30PM – DJ SHUB [Mohawk] with Dancer REBECCA SANGWAIS [Ochapowace]
11:00PM – Closing

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

10:30AM – FRASER St@6th: Yoga Workshop
11:30AM – FRASER St@6th: WILD SALMON CARAVAN – Salmon Ceremony
12:30PM – WILD SALMON CARAVAN – Wild Salmon Procession to 4th@MAIN St
1:00PM 4th@MAIN St: Welcome Prayer, Song & Youth drum Group
1:15PM – KHASTAN DRUMMERS [Lheidli T’enneh]
1:30PM – MANA TAKETAKE [Maori]
1:45PM – TARA WILLARD [Secwepemc]
2:00PM – LAURA GRIZZLYPAWS [St’atimc]
2:45PM – HUJUNE [Dakelh]
3:00PM – GORDON DICK SR. [St’atimc]
3:30PM – WILLIE THRASHER & LINDA SADDLEBACK [Inuvialuit/Métis]
4:30PM – GEORGE LEACH [St’atimc]
5:15PM – RITCHIE & THE FENDERMEN [Nlaka’pamux]
6:00PM – HELEN DUGUAY [Mi’kmaq]
6:15PM – MURRAY PORTER [Mohawk]
7:15PM – TRIBAL X [Cree/Musqueam]
8:00PM – QUANTUM TANGLE [Inuit/Anishinaabe/Métis]
9:00PM – CURTIS CLEARSKY & THE CONSTELLATIONZ with MANA TAKETAKE [Blackfoot/Anishinabe/Maori/Guarani]
10:00PM – DJ O SHOW [Skwxwu7mesh]
11:00PM – Closing

Sponsors

Kwukwstemx (Thank you)

2 Rivers Remix gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the First Peoples Cultural Council, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, The Government of Canada, Northern Development Initiative Trust, BC Arts Council, New Pathways to Gold Society. We also thank our sponsors: First Nations Health Authority, Georgia Straight, Lytton First Nation, Village of Lytton, Kumsheen Rafting Resort, Two Rivers Farmers Market, the Rust Brothers, Nlaka’pamux Health Services, Billie Jean Gabriel Photography, Nicomen First Nation, Lytton Chamber of Commerce, Totem Motel, G’wsep Gas.



Gallery

2019 2RMX Gallery

‘Q’emcin 2 Rivers Remix 2019!
The story continues… A special thanks to Billie Jean Gabriel Photography (Nlaka’pamux, Secwepemc & Syilx Photographer) for her amazing photos.
Kwukwstemx! (Thanks!) – to everyone who came to the second annual 2RMX, BC’s Premier Contemporary Indigenous Music Feast (July 6-7, 2019). (more…)

2RMX 2018 Photos

‘Q’emcin 2 Rivers Remix 2018!

The story begins anew… Kwukwstemx! (Thanks!) – to everyone who came to the launch of BC’s Only Contemporary Indigenous Music Feast (May 18-19, 2018), hosted by the Nlaka’pamux Nation. (more…)

2RMX 2018 Feast Archive

Archive for the inaugural BC Contemporary Indigenous Music Feast (May 18-19, 2018), hosted by the Nlaka’pamux Nation at ‘Q’emcin (aka Lytton, BC). (more…)

Lytton Block Party

Gallery of Lytton Block Parties Past

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

Thanks JR for your vision!

(more…)

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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 people.

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 all Indigenous people of all Nations – but especially our youth – 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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