Twin Flames

This captivating duo combines two award winning very unique singer songwriters Jaaji an Inuk Mohawk man from Nunavik and Chelsey June an Algonquin Cree Métis Woman from Ottawa. Their debut self-titled album launched in 2015 Jaaji & Chelsey June, received a total of 5 nominations from several different award platforms. This powerful duo won the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year.
 
The husband wife duo have now played over 900 shows in less than five years with performances that have taken them across Canada,The Arctic and The United States. In June 2017 they released their much anticipated second album Signal Fire which is still gaining much recognition. They won Aboriginal Songwriters of the year for the second time at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards. They also won Two Native American Music Awards in the United States for Best Folk Album and Group of the Year. Signal Fire has also earned an impressive 17 nominations total from several award platforms throughout Canada and the United States.

Most recently Twin Flames were chosen as artists in residence for Folk Alliance International 2019 conference, they were partnered with UNESCO to write the official song to celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Together they prove that music should be about how it makes the listener feel. With thought provoking songs they gently educate audiences on realities of Indigenous and Inuit history and current issues.

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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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Songs and Stories with Twin Flames

New Program 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:
One 45 minute performance: $815 + HST
Two performances: same school, same day $1265 + HST
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Sharing Stories of Unbreakable Spirits

New Program Residency English French

As Twin Flames take listeners on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic, they echo the voices of their ancestors and depict life on the land. Together, Chelsey June (Métis) and Jaaji (Inuk, Mohawk) represent Inuit, Indigenous and Métis groups in Canada. Their songs are written in English, French and Inuktitut. Through music they share the beauty of their cultures and incorporate both traditional and western instruments. This interactive show features original songs, thought provoking stories, and Indigenous instruments (Traditional Hand Drum and Spirit Flute). 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. Older audiences will 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:
300
Discipline:
Music, Drama
Time and Price:
One 1 hour performance: $815 + HST
Two performances: same school, same day $1265 + HST
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