’Q’EMCIN 2 RIVERS REMIX 2019 – FREE 2-day Indigenous Music Feast in Lytton, BC – is headlined by JUNO winners DJ Shub, Quantum Tangle, George Leach and Murray Porter
March 19, ’Q’emcín (aka Lytton BC): ’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix (2RMX), now in its second year, is excited to announce that the 2019 2-day musical feast will showcase more than 24 original Indigenous musical artists. Hosted again by Ostwelve, his infectious energy will keep the musical flow going throughout the weekend.
The headliners include: Quantum Tangle, who create a truly unique Indigenous soundscape, fusing their Anishnaabe-Metis and Inuit roots to their music; and DJ Shub, formerly of “A Tribe Called Red”, an award-winning DJ who spins traditional Indigenous music with electronic beats, to create his new sound, PowWowStep, and George Leach, the soulful R&B guitar wizard.
A Sunday highlight is the 2RMX Elder Series, which celebrates Indigenous musicians who have had extensive careers, and are still performing to this day. JUNO award winner Murray Porter, a well-known bluesman across Turtle Island, is bringing his band… and fellow musician, Helene Duguay, who will also showcase her songs. The series also includes artists Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback, and Gordon Dick Sr. whose songs were part of the GRAMMY-nominated compilation “Native North America Volume 1”.
’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 July 6-7, 2019. The full line-up of Indigenous artists at 2RMX will be announced in the coming weeks.
According to Artistic Director Meeka Morgan (Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Nlaka’pamux heritage), 2RMX showcases exciting new Indigenous artists that will inspire people from all Nations: “We have Indigenous performances from almost any musical genre from hip-hop to folk, metal to blues, funk to electronic, rock to reggae – and more than half the lead performers are women while one-third are youth.”
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 workshops with festival artists, 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’emcin 2 Rivers Remix, Free 2-day Contemporary Indigenous Music Feast
When: Saturday July 6 to Sunday July 7, 2019 1pm–11pm daily
Who: 20 Contemporary Indigenous Musical Artists performing a wide variety of genres
Where: ’Q’emcín/Lytton BC is located on Nlaka’pamux unceded territory at the confluence of
the “Fraser” and “Thomson” rivers, 10km from Stein Valley Nlaka’pamux Heritage Park
How: 3 hours by car from Vancouver or 2 hours from Kamloops on Highway 1
2 Rivers Remix gratefully acknowledges the support of our major funders: First Peoples Cultural Council, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, Heritage Canada, BC Arts Council, Lytton First Nation, the Village of Lytton.
Check out the 2RMX Preview Playlist with just a few of the amazing artists coming to ‘Q’emcin 2 Rivers Remix this year below… And stay tuned because we will be announcing the full lineup of all 24 artists very soon! You can also find this playlist at preview.2rmx.ca