Twin Flames

Multi-award winning, chart-topping Indigenous artists Twin Flames  Build bridges across cultures, continents, and styles. The husband and wife duo of Chelsey June, métis (Algonquin Cree) from Ottawa, and Jaaji, (Inuit and Mohawk) from Nunavik, are long celebrated for their sonic landscapes spanning Canada and the Arctic, and honouring their ancestors through song in English, Inuttitut and French. Twin Flames, brings together a richness of personal history and musical experience, 2x Canadian Folk Music Award recipients for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year and 3x Native American Music Award winners their songs tell stories of courage and survival. A beloved powerhouse well on their way to becoming a Canadian household name with 25 Music award Nominations and having played more than 1000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia and France. Using unique sounds, Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments, synthesizing harmonies — Twin Flames unveil in a raw and honest experience. 

Before combining their talents under the title of Twin Flames, Chelsey June and Jaaji had their own respective award-winning and nominated careers; they met on-set during the filming of APTN’s TAM (Talent Autochtones Musical). Since joining together, both professionally and as spouses, they’ve had - Two number 1 Hits on the Indigenous Music Countdown’s Top 40, were selected as artist-in-residence for the 2019 Folk Alliance International conference, partnered with UNESCO to write the official song celebrating the International Year of Indigenous Languages. The song Human was included in CBC Music Class competition 2019 where students from across the country submitted their versions of the song. Their music video for Broke Down Ski’Tuuq was the first Inuttitut music video to be featured on MuchMusic, and much more.  

Curriculum Links

Understand the rich diversity of Inuit, Indigenous and Métis cultures in Canada; gain an appreciation, through an interactive musical experience, for their cultures and the use of both traditional and western instruments; explore the realities of life as an Inuit and Indigenous person both historically and present day.


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French Immersion

School Performance: Sharing Stories of Unbreakable Spirits

New Program Residency Performance English French Immersion

Twin Flames take listeners on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic, echoing the voices of their ancestors and depicting life on the land. Together, Chelsey June (Métis) and Jaaji (Inuk, Mohawk) represent the Indigenous groups in Canada (Inuit, First Nations and Métis). Their songs are written in English, French and Inuktitut. Through music they share the beauty of their cultures and incorporate both traditional Indigenous and western instruments. This interactive show features original songs, thought-provoking stories and an introduction to Canada’s History, present and future from an Indigenous perspective. Older audiences will also learn about realities that Inuit and Indigenous people face today and historical moments that led to a changed way of life, through stories and songs.

Participants:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Maximum:
500
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person:
Maximum: 300 students
One hour performance (inc. Q + A) $820 + HST
Two performances: same school, same day $1270 + HST

Online:
Maximum: 500 students
One hour performance (inc. Q + A) $820 + HST
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School Performance: Songs and Stories with Twin Flames

Residency Performance English French Immersion

For younger audiences, Twin Flames are joined by their puppet friends Tulugaq (Raven), Okpik (Owl), Nanuq (Polar Bear) and Nattiq (Seal), as they explain how animals and nature play a vital role in survival. This interactive show features original songs, traditional stories, and Indigenous instruments, and introduces students to Indigenous and Inuit culture.

Participants:
Junior Kindergarten, Senior Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Maximum:
200
Discipline:
Music
Time and Price:
In person only:
One 45 minute performance: $820 + HST
Two performances: same school, same day $1270 + HST
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