’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix – Contemporary Indigenous Music Feast

July 6, 2019

July 7, 2019

Free

4th Street, Lytton

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Events Description

Don’t miss the Launch of BC’s Only Contemporary Indigenous Music Feast!

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?
ALL ages

FREE

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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