With a vision to create connections between people through stories, history, art and music, Ashcroft, BC’s The Melawmen Collective’s intergenerational experiences and stories evolved through music, they bring, build and bond consciousness through the freedom creativity and collaboration brings and allows.
They are a contemporary Indigenous musical fusion woven together with elements of trip-hip hop, rock/folk, with rich rhymes and lush harmonies, bringing a uniqueness of sound like no other, drawing in a wide variety of listeners through sharing their own journeys of life through their musical evolution together.
Melawmen in Secwepemcstin (Secwepemc language) means ‘medicine’. “We thought of a collective as ‘gathering’ ~ medicine ~ to heal, share and expand.” The collective started as a group of artists facilitating music and art workshops for native and non-native youth around cultural identity, understandings of history, and the role of storytelling in community and society wellbeing. The Collective then evolved into a performance group, with the creation of expansive original material created with the original group, musical allies and occasionally guest youth artists.
Featuring: Meeka Noelle Morgan (vocals), Rob Hall (Vocals, Guitar), George Ignace ~Geo aka The Voice~ (Vocals, Beats), Kiva Morgan-Hall (Vocals), Kirk Watson (bass)