WE ARE STILL HERE!
2 Rivers Remix brings MOVABLE FEAST, FREE One-day Indigenous Music Festival To Secwepemc & Syilx Nations
The FREE 2 Rivers Remix (2RMX) MOVABLE FEAST of contemporary Indigenous music and culture continues the extraordinary “WE ARE STILL HERE” summer tour of BC Interior communities with an exciting line up of Indigenous cultural warriors. 2RMX MOVABLE FEAST micro-festivals will culturally nourish the 2 Indigenous Interior communities of T’exelc/Sugarcane of the Williams Lake First Nation (Secwepemc Nation) on Tuesday, August 23rd and suknaqinx/Komasket of the Okanagan Indian Band (Syilx Nation) on Thursday, August 25th. 2RMX is eternally grateful to be hosted by these neighbouring territories of our brothers and sisters after the Lytton Fire consumed our Nlaka’pamux host community on June 30, 2021.
Headlining artists joining the MOVABLE FEAST on these dates include: Anishinaabe/Métis/North African DJ & producer, Handsome Tiger; Canada’s most infamous 2-spirit trans diva recording artist, Quanah Style; acclaimed storyteller, activist and award-winning artist, Logan Staats and Juno-winning guitar-jedi, George Leach.
Many other Movable Feast and local favourites will also be performing such as: Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback, Spiritual Warriors, DJ Kookum, Curtis Clearsky and the Constellationz, The Melawmen Collective, Geo AKA The Voice, Kiva MH, Bannock Dogs, Mikey Whiprek, Datsun and Rich & Beka, and Williams Lake Metis Elders The PAWs!
FREE in-person & Livestreamed EVENT!
Tuesday, August 23
Location: T’exelc/Sugarcane Ballfields, Williams Lake BC
Time: 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
More info: a23.2rmx.ca
Thursday, August 25
Location: suknaqinx/Komasket Park, Vernon BC
Time: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
More info: a25.2rmx.ca
2RMX has pivoted to a 2022 MOVABLE FEAST because of the catastrophic fire that destroyed our previous live festival site – along with 90% of Tl’kemtsin/Lytton. 2 Rivers Remix Society continues to support our affected Indigenous communities that have in the last year suffered from waves of the COVID pandemic, catastrophic wildfires/flooding/infrastructure destruction and the confirmations of hundreds more unmarked graves at Indian Residential Schools across Turtle Island (following the 215+ at T’Kemlups).
“It is hard to find words to describe how it feels to carry out the 2 Rivers Remix labor of love in a variety of communities and nations, one year after our host community of Tl’kemtsin (Lytton) burned to ashes. We have had to press on in the face of this adversity… but through reaching out, each offering to support some of the load ~ which has been so incredibly heavy ~ we have also been able to recognize, witness and access the strength and healing that will continue to carry us through other hardships. The Love in this work has carried us and continues to. We are so very grateful and thankful to all the people, communities, and nations who have reached out or reached back to our invites for collaboration, and know that we will carry you in our hearts always, as we continue on this very important work of sharing the artistry and continued cultural evolution of Indigenous Peoples. WE ARE STILL HERE!”
– Meeka Morgan, Artistic Director
Rivers Remix (2RMX) presents a free annual multi-day feast of contemporary Indigenous music and culture, initially (2018-2019) hosted outdoors at Tl’kemtsin (aka Lytton BC) on Nlaka’pamux territory, the online at VirtualFeast.ca (2020–2021) and then it returned in-person and livestreamed July 8-10 2022 at St’uxwtews (Cache Creek). 2RMX features all Indigenous-led musicians and artists – focusing on women, 2-Spirit, youth, elders and survivors – creating an environment of safety, tolerance and value for all people.
Thanks to our media sponsors Frog Radio and CFNR-FM.
2 Rivers Remix Society acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia.