Tuckkwiowhum (Boston Bar, BC) — 2RMX’s 2023 ‘Movable Feast’ series of contemporary Indigenous music and culture events continues with The Spring Movable Feast ‘Bring The Children Home’ tour, showcasing a wide variety of contemporary Indigenous music, of many ages, genres and genders. Experience the healing powers of music as we travel to Tuckkwiowhum Village, Shulus, Neskonlith, and Cook’s Ferry.
The tour begins on May 31st at Tuckkwiowhum Heritage Village (near Boston Bar) with an outstanding group of survivor and youth artists, including Rez Bluez Master Murray Porter and legendary bass playin’ rocker Helene Duguay, Gerald Charlie and Black Owl Blues performing his iconic “Survivor Blues,” and the fantastic guitar and lyrical storytelling of The Margit Sky Project. IniInuvialuit rocker and activist Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback will give a foot-stomping performance, along Kiva MH’s hip-hop messages of youth and hope, the one and only Geo aka The Voice, and A’aLiya, with her soulful Sto:lo R&B activation. Be there when the legendary Lytton rockers Richie and The Fendermen meet the Métis dancing whirlwind Madelaine McCallum which is sure to bring the people to their feet!
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2RMX is also delighted to introduce (at Neskonlith) Secwepemc songstress Tara Willard and her river songs, and Kitasoo/Xais’xais Nation member Hayley Wallis & The Brighter Futures, with their pop R&B raw vulnerability and dynamic vocal range! We welcome back Dakelh women activators Hujune, Lil’wat reggae realness The Spiritual Warriors, the hip hop and harmonies of Secwepemc-based fusion The Melawmen Collective, performance storyteller SacRed aka Ecko Aleck, and Blues Guitar Phenom Garrett T Willie.
For the last 3 dates, we are joined by the original pow wow dubstep master, DJ SHUB!!!
Our Movable Feast Spring Tour reflects on the theme of: ‘Bring the Children Home’, which we do in our lives as Indigenous peoples, as the number of unmarked re(un)covered graves across Turtle Island reach into the thousands. When we meet, gather and share our unique yet relatable experiences about the true conditions of our lives, we weave them into a new creation: Ones the ancestors transmitted through millennia to bring us to now.
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- MAY 31 TUCKKWIOWHUM HERITAGE VILLAGE (presented with Boston Bar First Nation)
- JUNE 2 SHULUS POWWOW ARBOR (presented with Vines Art Society and Lower Nicola First Nation)
- JUNE 4 NESKONLITH POWWOW ARBOR (presented with Vines Art Society and Neskonlith First Nation)
- JUNE 6 CHIEF TETLENITSA OUTDOOR THEATRE (presented with Cooks Ferry First Nation)
About 2 Rivers Remix Society
2 Rivers Remix (2RMX) is 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. 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. 2 Rivers Remix Society is a Non-Profit Society with majority First Nations directors and a mandate to educate, empower and inspire Indigenous people to tell their own stories through contemporary Indigenous cultural expression. One of the core projects of 2RMX is now the ‘Movable Feast’, because of the June 30, 2021 fire that destroyed our previous live festival site – along with 90% of our home/host community of Tl’kemtsin/Lytton. Our traveling performance model launched in 2021, with the idea to build relationships and perform in other communities, but the catastrophic fire accelerated our Movable Feast into active collaboration with a wide variety of Indigenous communities (8 in 2022 and 10+ in 2023). 2 Rivers Remix Society will continue to support our affected Indigenous communities that have suffered from waves of the COVID pandemic, catastrophic wildfires/flooding/ infrastructure destruction and the confirmations of thousands of unmarked graves at former Indian Residential Schools across Turtle Island.
About Vines Art Society
Vines is an arts organization that is responsive to and nurturing of artists that are working toward land, water, and relational justice. We support marginalized artists in developing their work, host an annual festival and year-round events. Vines brings imagination into everyday spaces by presenting work for free in populated public spaces in Vancouver and throughout the province. We advocate for artists’ well-being and center anti-oppressive community care without bureaucracy.