On Nlaka’pamux Unceded Territory at the fork of the “Fraser” and “Thomson” Rivers, ‘Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix (2RMX) Contemporary Indigenous Music Feast will celebrate its second year on Saturday July 6 and Sunday July 7. Today Artistic Director Meeka Morgan (Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Nlaka’pamux) announced the full list of 24 original Indigenous artists for this year’s FREE 2-day, all ages, outdoor festival!
The 2RMX cultural feast will be hosted again by Ostwelve, who will share his incredible knowledge and energy all weekend. The festival is headlined by 4 Indigenous JUNO winners: DJ Shub (Mohawk, formerly of “A Tribe Called Red”), Quantum Tangle(Inuit/Anishinaabe/Métis), George Leach (St’atimc) and Murray Porter (Mohawk).
The feast of Contemporary Indigenous music will showcase a stunning variety of over 24 Indigenous artists, “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,” according to Meeka. The festival also features spoken word, dance, video screenings, interactive workshops with festival artists, and a large-scale outdoor Indigenous art exhibition.
Meeka added that the Wild Salmon Caravan will be collaborating with the Nlaka’pamux Nation to open the festival with a Wild Salmon celebration and parade exploring wild salmon traditional knowledge and creative energy of transformation.
On Sunday, July 7, a highlight is the 2RMX Elder Series celebrating Indigenous musicians who have had extensive careers, and are still performing to this day. JUNO winning artist, Murray Porter, a Mohawk blues piano man, brings his Band to the festival…including fellow musician, bass player, Helene Duguay, who played with ‘Les Beatlettes’ in the ‘60s. Also featured – from the Grammy-nominated compilation “Native North America Volume 1” – Willie Thrasher & Linda Saddleback, and Gordon Dick Sr. Plus certified Lytton Legends, Ritchie and the Fendermen, will get everyone up on their feet and dancing!
Who is it for?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Friday July 6, 5pm to Saturday July 7, 2019, 11pm
Venue & Address :
Nlaka’pamux nation at ‘Q’emcin
4th St, Lytton, BC V0K, Canada
’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.
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