Legendary musician and activist Buffy Sainte-Marie will headline what’s being billed as B.C.’s premier feast of contemporary Indigenous music. The entirely free 2 Rivers Remix will be livestreamed from September 4 to 6.
Normally, this festival is based in ’Q’emcin (a.k.a. Lytton), but this year entertainers will be joining from a variety of locations. Sainte-Marie, a Juno Hall of Fame member, is known for the antiwar anthem “Universal Soldier”, but she was also the first Indigenous artist to win an Academy Award, for cowriting “Up Where We Belong”.
Sainte-Marie’s career blazed a trail for generations of Indigenous musicians across Turtle Island. They include two other headliners at 2 Rivers Remix: Juno winner Kinnie Starr and hip-hop stars Snotty Nose Rez Kids.
The Juno-winning Inuit throat-singing duo, PiqSiq, will also perform as a special guest, along with two-spirit singer-songwriter Shawnee.
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