ISKWÉ to Launch BC’s Only Contemporary Indigenous Music Festival, May 18-19, 2018

’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix – a free 2-day Indigenous Music Feast hosted by the Nlaka’pamux nation – is headlined by 2018-Juno-nominated Cree Artist ISKWÉ with special guest TA’KAIYA BLANEY

ISKWÉ – Photo Credit: Lisa Macintosh

March 14, ’Q’emcín (aka Lytton BC): ’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix is excited to announce that the 2018 inaugural 2-day feast will showcase more than 18 original Indigenous musical artists including headliner ISKWÉ, the incredibly soulful 2018 Juno-nominated Cree Trip-Hop Artist based in Hamilton, Ontario. ISKWÉ also won the 2017 West Coast Music Award for Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year and was named one of the ‘Top 10 Artists to Watch’ by CBC Music.

’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix (2RMX) is a FREE 2-day outdoor feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture hosted by the Nlaka’pamux nation and the Village of Lytton on May 18-19, 2018. Also appearing at 2RMX is special guest TA’KAIYA BLANEY, the 16 year-old Tla’Amin Singer/Songwriter/Activist who won Best Music Video at the 2017 American Indian Film Festival. The full line-up of Indigenous artists performing at 2RMX will be announced soon.

According to Artistic Director Meeka Morgan (Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth/St’atlimc/Nlaka’pamux heritage), 2RMX focuses on exciting new Indigenous artists that empower youth and women. “We have Indigenous performances from almost any musical genre from hip-hop to folk, metal to blues, rock to electronic – and more than half the lead performers are women while one-third are youth (under 25).”

Surrounded by stunning canyon vistas, 2 Rivers Remix will feature outdoor live performance stages with music, spoken word, and dance, as well as video screenings, interactive music workshops, a large- scale outdoor Indigenous collaborative art exhibition, and an Indigenous Artisan street market. 2RMX will engage new audiences with a danceable remix of urban/rez, visual/musical, hip-hop/pow-wow, and personal/political.

What: ’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix, Free 2-day Contemporary Indigenous Music Feast
When: Friday May 18, 2018 5pm to Saturday May 19, 11pm
Who: 18 Contemporary Indigenous Musical Artists performing a wide variety of genres
Where: ’Q’emcín/Lytton BC is located on Nlaka’pamux territory at the confluence of the “Fraser” and “Thomson” rivers, 10km from Stein Valley Nlka’pamux Heritage ParkHow: Less than 3 hours by car from Vancouver or 2 hours from Kamloops on Highway 1.

2 Rivers Remix acknowledges the support of our major funders: Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, the Vancouver Foundation, Lytton First Nations, the Village of Lytton, Northern Development Initiative Trust, Citxw Nlka’pamux Assembly Trust, and Two Rivers Farmers Market.

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