Once upon a time in a land of ice and snow there lived a man. This man spent his life on the land and learned the ways of his people. One day he went on a journey and found himself in the land of warmth and light. The man was unfamiliar with this world. He explored and discovered many things but still had a longing in his heart for his people and his home. He began to write songs about his life and the land and how he missed the snowflakes blowing in the wind. He shared his stories and songs for all to hear and people started to listen. With every note he sang he felt closer to home and his sadness began to disappear.
Once upon a time in a land of concrete and noise there lived a woman. She yearned for nature and for the sounds of the forest that were deep rooted in her memories. The woman went through life always feeling like there was a bigger plan for her. She tried many ways to fill the sadness in her soul but nothing seemed to work. One fateful day she rediscovered her culture and learned the ways of her people even though they had been hidden for generations. The woman brought back the stories of her ancestors and shared them with all who would listen. She sang her songs and with every note she sang she began to hear, her sadness began to disappear.
One day the woman and the man traveled to the same place lead by a rainbow in the sky. The sky glistened pink and they knew the ancestors were hard at work. That night they sat by a sacred fire where the two rivers met and they listened. As beautiful music and new voices surrounded them they both took a deep breath, grateful for where they were, grateful for where they had been and the lessons they had learned along the way. In that magic moment their voices met in perfect harmony. The ancestors knew what the woman and the man were searching for all along. Together they spread their wings and flew towards the stars. The man and the woman met within the flame in their hearts, the flame that had been there all along. Now they soar without fear, no longer searching.          That is how they became Twin Flames
My people will sleep for one hundred years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back
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Despite polar opposite backgrounds Twin Flames found a common musical language. This captivating duo combines two accomplished and very unique singer songwriters Jaaji an Inuk Mohawk man from Nunavik and Chelsey June an Algonquin Cree Métis Woman from Ottawa. Twin Flames takes the audience on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic, they echo the voices of their ancestors and depict life on the land as they sing songs in English, Inuktitut and French. They leave audiences fascinated, intrigued and inspired.

They released their joint album Twin Flames Jaaji and Chelsey June December 1, 2015 at Cabaret la Basoche where they were chosen as favorite upcoming artists. Their debut Album Twin Flames - Jaaji and Chelsey June earned them a win at the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2016 for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year it also made it to the top of music charts the song Porchlight reached #1 on The National Aboriginal Music Countdown top 40 The Album received two nominations for the Native American Music Awards best Folk Album and Best new duo. The Duo have now played over 500 shows in less than two years with performances that have taken them all across Canada and the Arctic. What started as small flame is turning into a fire one that is staying lit in the hearts of fans and listeners.
At the 2015 Indigenous music Awards Jaaji’s album Nunaga won best Indigenous Language/Francophone Album of the year and Chelsey’s Album Finding me was nominated best Folk Album. Twin Flames is a combination of both their talents.
Jaaji and Chelsey met in the summer of 2014 during the filming of the television series TAM (Talent Autochtones Musicaux) for APTN which both were chosen to appear. Their voices matched one another perfectly right from the start creating soothing melodic harmonies. The two then decided to form Twin Flames.
Together they prove that music should be about how it makes the listener feel.

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Twin Flames won the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2016 for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year! They are thrilled and honored. Thank you Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Twin Flames won the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2016 for Aboriginal Songwriters of the year! They are thrilled and honored. Thank you Canadian Folk Music Awards.

Twin Flames were been nominated in 2 categories for the Native American Music Awards 2016.
NEW DUO OR GROUP - Jaaji & Chelsey June (Mohawk/Inuk) - Twin Flames
BEST FOLK OR SPOKEN WORD RECORDING - Twin Flames - Jaaji & Chelsey June 

In partnership with Pauktuutiit Womens Association of Canada Twin Flames shared their song titled "Porchlight" for a Campaign to raise awareness on the nationwide crisis of missing and murdered Inuit and Indigenous woman. Through this video they hope to bring justice for the families of those with loved ones gone and a voice to individuals that often go unheard.
Both Jaaji and Chelsey June were nominated for the Indigenous music awards 2015 in separate categories. 
Jaaji's Album Nunaga was nominated for best Indigenous Language Album and he won.
Chelsey June's Album Finding me was nominated as best Folk Acoustic Album. Awards were presented 
September 11, 2015 in Winnipeg.

Interview with Digital Drum

Upcoming Shows 2016

Summer tour poster 2016

June 7: St.Mary’s Graduation, Ottawa
June 13 – June 14: Youth Fusion Presents Twin Flames, Aupaluk
June 15 – June 17: Youth Fusion Presents Twin Flames , Tasiujak
June 18: Summer Soltice Pow Wow, Ottawa Vincent Massey Park
June 21: Cabot Square Presents Twin Flames, Monteal
June 23 – July 5: Alianait Presents Twin Flames , Pangnirtung, Iqaluit
July 14 – 18: Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NWT
July 19 – 21: arctic char fest. Kangirsuk, Nunavik
July 22-24: La Biennale de sculpture de Saint-Jean-Port-Joli,QC
August 4-7: Lunenburg folk festival, Lunenburg, NS
September2 - 5 TBD: Wildberry fest., Kuujjuaraapik
September 8 – 20: Alianait Presents Twin Flames
Nunavut Tour Includes:
Cape Dorset
Rankin Inlet
October 4- Vigil for MMIW - Parliament Hill , Ottawa
   7-10 October - katingavik inuit arts festival, St. John's, Newfoundland
October 3 - Akulivik, Nunavik
November 5 - Inukjuaq , Nunavik
November 9 - Kangirsualujjuaq, Nunavik

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Past Shows 2015

Ottawa, Odawa Christmas Art Auction Dec 19. 2015
Ottawa, Shankmen Arts Centre December 21.2015
Montreal, Marco’s bar and Grill February 28.2015
Puvirnituq, Snowfest March 23-28.2015
Puvirnituq, Old age home March 25.2015
Puvirituq, Music Meet and greet with Students from Salluit March 26.2015
Puvirnituq Hospital March 27.2015
Ottawa, Odawa Meeting with Ambassadors wives Luncheon April 9.2015
Quebec City, Museum of Civilisation for Wapikonimobile April 17.2015
Ottawa, Odawa Art Action Dinner April 18.2015
Gatineau, Lancement de Vivez l"Experience April 23. 2015
Ottawa, House concert at the Carters April 24. 2015
Wakefeild, Walking with our Sisters Windwalkers April 26. 2015
Ottawa, Nunavut Sivunitsavut School Anniversary April 29. 2015
Ottawa, Baffin Larga May 9.2015
Ottawa, Mass Blanket Fundraiser May 9. 2015
Ottawa, International Language Commission May 21.2015
Ottawa, Aboriginal Awareness Day Health Canada May 21. 2015
Mont Tremblant, Sagabone Day May 23.2015
Bronson Centre, ON -60’s Scoop May  30.2015
Umiujaq, QC - Youth Fusion June 1.2015
Kuujjuaraapik, QC - Youth Fusion June 2.2015  
Aupaluk, QC - Youth Fusion June 13.2015
Ottawa, ON – Tungasuvvingat Aboriginal Day June 22.2015
Gatineau QC - Governmental Alumni Reunion House Concert June 24, 2015
Kangiqsualujjuaq, QC- Commemorative Music Festival July 1-4.2015
Aylmer, QC - Artisans du Jardin July 18, 2015
Ottawa On, Minwaashin Lodge July 22. 2015
Akulivik, QC Iqaluppik Fest 2015 August 4 - 7.2015
Kuujjuaq, QC Arpik Jam August 10 -14.2015
Montreal QC, Cabot Square Project August 9.2015
Umiujaq, QC Blueberry Festival August 21-25.2015
Ottawa, 60's scoop adoptees gathering August 26. 2015
Ottawa, Walking with our sisters September 19. 2015
Kahnawake, Live Uptown Classics K103.7 with Timothy Armstrong Monday September 28.2015
Puvirnituq Suicide Prevention Concert October 9-10. 2015
Puvirnituq Hospital performance for patient’s doctor and Nurses Appreciation October 10. 2015
Ottawa, Baffin Larga October 16, 2015
Kaakangirsujuaq, October 22-25.2015
Quaqtaq ,QC November 21-22,2015 
Cabaret La Basoche Dec , 2015
Salluit December 4 – 7, 2015
Ottawa, Iskotew Lodge December 22, 2015
                   2016 Shows
Ottawa, Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa January 9, 2016
Ottawa, Northern Lights Tradeshow Gala, Shaw Centre January 30, 2016
Ottawa, Canadian Museum of Nature, February 9-11, 2016
Ottawa, Pauktuutiit Conference, February 12, 2016
Quebec City, Wendake, Bistro 1670 February 19, 2016
Montreal, G&A Deli and Bar, March 5, 2016
Ottawa, Pre-Inquiry MMIW, March 7, 2016
March 19: Spring Equinox, Bronson Centre - Ottawa
March 21- 25: Ivujivik, Nunavik Tour and Workshops
April 16: Fundraiser Concert for 510 Rideau- Ottawa
April 22: école des Voyagers workshops and concert for students - Orleans
April 27: Iskotew Lodge concert- Ottawa
April 29: Adoptee’s 60’s Scoop Dinner Fudraiser- Ottawa
May 4: Alliance Francais- Ottawa  
May 11: Roots Canada  Concert for exchange students- Ottawa
May 12: Pauktuutiit Hepatitis C Awareness Concert- Ottawa
May 13: Cabaret la Basoche- Aylmer
May 18: Opening ceremony Manitoo ahbee Festival– Winnipeg
May 18: Vision Quest Concert– Winnipeg
May 19: Vision Quest Gala Dinner Guest Appearance– Winnipeg
May 19: Songwriters Circle– Winnipeg
May 20: Club Regent Indigenous music Concert – Winnipeg
May 21: Sagabon Day – Ange Gardien
May 24: Heads of Mission – Charity Garden Party – Ottawa Irish Embassy
May 26: Health Canada Aboriginal Awareness Week- Ottawa
May 27: Baffin Larga Nunavut Hospital Patients
May 28: Odawa Pow Wow – Kanata