2 Rivers Remix and Kumsheen High School Sponsor Rainbow Crosswalk

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2 Rivers Remix and Kumsheen High School Sponsor Rainbow Crosswalk Welcoming Two-Spirit Artists to FREE Indigenous Music Feast in Lytton: July 6–7, 2019

‘Diversity Makes Beautiful Music:’ Rainbow Crosswalk Welcomes
Quantum Tangle, DJ O Show and Nimkish to ’Q’emcin 2 Rivers Remix 2019 – 
FREE 2-day Indigenous Music Feast in Lytton, July 6-7

June 19, ’Q’emcín (aka Lytton BC):  ’Q’emcín 2 Rivers Remix (2RMX), now in its second year, is excited to announce that community in Lytton has worked together to create a welcoming environment for Two-Spirit artists performing at the 2019 2-day musical feast – as well as local LGTBQ2+ residents.
On June 17-18, twelve Kumsheen Grad students, supported by 2 Rivers Remix workshop coordinators – with the painting assistance of the local RCMP detachment – painted the rainbow crosswalk on 4th Street at Main Street (at the main entrance for the 2RMX event). The project was co-funded by Kumsheen High School (SD74) and 2 Rivers Remix Society.

2RMX 2019 will showcase 24 original Indigenous musical artists, including Two-Spirit headliners Quantum Tangle, – who create a truly unique Northern Indigenous soundscape, fusing their Anishnaabe-Metis and Inuit roots to their music. In addition, 2RMX is featuring DJ O Show – a Skwxwu7mesh Two-Spirit DJ whose mantra is quoted above: ‘Diversity makes beautiful music.’ DJ O Show is also an inspirational speaker for youth and will be giving a youth workshop at the event. Young, female artist Nimkish (‘Kwakwaka’wakw/Cree), will be performing songs from her upcoming debut EP “Heartbreak On The Coast” which shares her experience of falling for somebody of the same sex for the first time.

’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 is available below or on our website http://2riversremix.ca.
According to Artistic Director Meeka Morgan (Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Nlaka’pamux), 2RMX showcases an exciting diversity of new Indigenous artists who inspire and include all people from all Nations: “We have Indigenous performers in many musical genres from hip-hop to folk, metal to blues, funk to electronic, pop to reggae. And in addition to the three Two-Spirit artists performing this year, 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.

A 2RMX youtube playlist of the artists is at playlist.2rmx.ca and visit our website for more info about the artists at 2RiversRemix.ca.
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:     24 Contemporary Indigenous Musical Artists performing a wide variety of genres
Where:  4th Street at Main in ’Q’emcín/Lytton BC – 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

Media Contacts:
Meeka Morgan, 
Artistic Director – 604-319-6355
Elaine Bomberry, Publicist – 778-879-4161
2 Rivers Remix • Box 125, Lytton BC V0K1Z0 • 1-844-634-0277 (toll-free)
Facebook: event.2rmx.ca • YouTube: playlist.2rmx.ca
 
 
‘Q’emcin 2 Rivers Remix – FULL LIST OF INDIGENOUS MUSICAL ARTISTS

 
HOST
• OSTWELVE [Sto:lo/St’atimc/Nlaka’pamux]
 
FEATURED ARTISTS 
• DJ SHUB [Mohawk]
• QUANTUM TANGLE [Inuit/Anishinaabe/Métis]
• GEORGE LEACH [St’atimc]
• OLD SOUL REBEL [Cree/Kainai/Ojibwe]
• MELAWMEN COLLECTIVE [Secwepemc/Nuu-Chah-Nulth/Cree/St’atimc/Nlaka’pamux]
 
2RMX ELDERS SERIES 
• MURRAY PORTER [Mohawk]
• WILLIE THRASHER & LINDA SADDLEBACK [Inuvialuit/Métis]
• HELEN DUGUAY [Mi’kmaq]
• GORDON DICK [St’atimc]
• RITCHIE & THE FENDERMEN [Nlaka’pamux]
 
ROOTS/FOLK/REGGAE 
• THE SPIRITUAL WARRIORS [St’atimc]
• TA’KAIYA BLANEY [Tla’Amin]
• LAURA GRIZZLYPAWS [St’atimc]
• ECKO ALECK [Nlaka’pamux]
• KHASTAN DRUMS [Lheidli T’enneh]
ROCK/METAL/POP/FUNK 
• CURTIS CLEARSKY  &  THE CONSTELLATIONZ [Blackfoot/Anishinabe/Maori/Guarani]

• NIMKISH [‘Kwakwaka’wakw/Cree]
• TRIBAL X [Cree/Musqueam]

• JUST/HUJUNE [Secwepemc/Dakelh]
 
HIP-HOP/DJ 
• JB THE FIRST LADY [Nuxalk/Onondaga]
• DJ OSHOW [Skwxwu7mesh]
• BRANDON PETERS [St’atimc]
• KIVA MORGAN-HALL/LEVI-D [Secwepemc/Nlaka’pamux/Cree]

2 Rivers Remix gratefully acknowledges the support of our major funders: First Peoples Cultural Council, Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia, BC Arts Council, Heritage Canada, New Pathways to Gold Society, The Georgia Straight, Northern Development Initiative Trust, Lytton First Nation, the Village of Lytton, First Nations Health Authority, Kumsheen Rafting Resort, Lyttonnet.

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