Indie rock, synth rock, and folk-pop are just a few of the ways critics have tried to label the music of Twin Flames. It isn’t an easy task and really, labels only serve the needs of those who choose to employ them. From the beginning, husband and wife duo Chelsey June and Jaaji have chosen to let their music speak for itself. And when considered alongside the nearly 30 various music awards and nominations they have accumulated over the past six years as Twin Flames, it is obvious they have something special going on.
Chelsey June, métis (Algonquin Cree heritage) from Ottawa, and Jaaji, Inuk and Mohawk from Nunavik and Kahnawake, are part of an Indigenous renaissance. Their cultural backgrounds span Canada’s geography and their songs, delivered through a mix of English, French and Inuktitut, have helped them earn a unique place among contemporary music makers from coast to coast. Their humour on stage is often unexpected and a welcome comedic relief when discussing darker issues, combined with impeccable storytelling Twin Flames allows audiences to feel a truly human connection.
Twin Flames Build bridges across cultures, continents, and styles and are long celebrated for their sonic landscapes spanning Canada and the Arctic. 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 and most recently 3X Winners for the Inaugural Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards. Their songs tell stories of courage and survival. A beloved powerhouse with 30 Music award Nominations and having played more than 1000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia, and France they are well on their way to becoming a Canadian household name. Using unique sounds, Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments, synthesizing harmonies, they offer a truly unique 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) in 2014.
Recommended audience: Grades 9–12
“Twin Flames wowed the audience with their powerful song writing. The strength of their set and their music in general” – Exclaim Magazine
Specific Curriculum Connections by Grade
- Grade 9: Understanding Cultural Context & The Critical Analysis Process
- Grade 10: Canadian Historical Inquiries & Art as a Universal Language
- Grade 11: Reclaiming Cultural Identity & Indigenous Perspectives in Art
- Grade 12: The Indigenous Renaissance & Cultural Survival and Revitalization
The show’s Curriculum Connections explore topics within specific grade levels, encouraging cross-cultural learning and the exploration of artistic practices and analyses in Indigenous art and music. The show’s Curriculum Connections are part of a comprehensive study guide provided to teachers for pre/post-show classroom learning.
Dates & Times
Wed Mar 29, 2023 at 12:30pm
Approx. 60 mins.
Regular: $10 (All-in)