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Bring the Children Home three-day event set for Tk’emlups in July

On July 7- 9, 2RMX partners with Tk’emlups te Secwepemc to present a free three-day feast of
contemporary indigenous music and culture at the beautiful Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Pow Wow Arbor in Kamloops.

Bring The Children Home features more than 40 incredibly talented and diverse Indigenous artists, toplined by Haisla Hip Hop megastars Snotty Nose Rez Kids (SNRK) and electric powwow
supergroup The Halluci Nation (formerly A Tribe Called Red).

Co-headlining/featured artists include: Métis Canadian Folk Music award winner Amanda Rheaume,
urban/rez roots hip hop vital voice Leonard Sumner, 2-Spirit powerhouse singer Shawnee Kish, veracious Mohawk singer song writers Logan Staats and sister Layla Black, sovereign story/song-weaving Anishinaabe sisters Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and Ansley Simpson, ambassador and iconic songwriter of the people, Keith Secola, Inuit folk rock legend Willie Thrasher, Mohawk Rez Bluez Master Murray Porter and bass badass Helene Duguay, conscious evolutionaries of Chicano hip hop Atzlan Underground, and 2-Spirit trans house music diva Quanah Style, just to name a few.

Also joining this stacked lineup are roots rock soulful The North Sound, folk/country spirit captivatress
Kym Gouchie, Black Owl Bluesman Gerald Charlie, soulful pop heart-opening Hayley Wallis and the
Brighter Futures, contemporary roots singer/songwriter Mimi O’Bonsawin, young blues phenom Garret T Willie, ‘For The People’ soothing storytellers Margit Sky Project, Indigiqueer pop artist Nimkish, Indigifunk empowerhouse Curtis Clearsky and the Constellationz, roots rock reggae artists The Spiritual Warriors, hip hop roots fusionists The Melawmen Collective, and punkabilly pranksters, Jason Camp and The Posers.

The roster also includes an array of BC-based hip hop artists, such as Earthchild, Kiva MH, Geo aka The Voice, A’a’liyah, Rich & Beka, SacRed, and more, plus 2-Spirit neuro-divergent performing artist Madeline Terbasket aka Rez Daddy, and much more.

Leading up to the three-day cultural feast in Tk’emlups, 2RMX’s Summer Movable Feast Tour launches on June 30 at Lytton First Nation to commemorate two years of Nlaka’pamux resilience since the Lytton Fire, then proceeds July 2 to the St’at’imc Nation (Lillooet), and July 4 in the Secwepemc Nation (Skeetchestn). Each unique event includes a core of nationally and internationally known artists, as well as local and regional talent from each of the territories.

“2RMX planning was buffeted by the effects of human-caused-climate-change again this year, forcing us to move four venues and communities at the last minute, including our main event,” said Meeka Morgan, 2RMX’s Artistic Director. “2RMX is eternally grateful to the communities who came to aid and host us this year. Our hearts go out to 2022’s three-day festival venue, the community of Cache Creek, who suffered catastrophic flooding again this spring. We hope to return with musical medicine when it is the right time to do so, as we continue to envision a return to our original host community of Lytton. We found ourselves reaching out to Tk’emlups te Secwepemc to host and are so thankful they embraced us with their support.”

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