Taanisi Acoustic version
New Single available now: Live version of Taanisi by Twin Flames
Taanisi - Acoustic live version
Despite polar opposite backgrounds Twin Flames found a common musical language. 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. 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. This powerful duo won the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year. Their debut self-titled album Jaaji & Chelsey June, has now received a total of 5 nominations from several different award platforms which include:
Native American Music Awards in the United States: Best Folk Recording and Debut Duo of the Year
Independent Music Awards: Best Indigenous Artists
Indigenous Music Awards 2017: Best Folk Album
The album also made it to the top of music charts the song Porchlight reached #1 on The National Aboriginal Music Countdown top 40.The Duo have now played over 700 shows in less than three 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.
In June 2017 they released their much anticipated second album Signal Fire which has been gaining recognition. They won Aboriginal Songwritiers of the year once again at the Canadian Folk Music Awards 2017 from the 3 Categories they were nominated in: Vocal Group of the Year, World Group of the Year and Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year. They were also nominated in 3 Categories for the Teweikan Music Awards: Best Folk Band, Emerging Artists of the year and Best Album of the year.
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. With thought provoking songs they gently educate audiences on the realities of Indigenous and Inuit history and current issues.
Twin Flames were nominated Independent Music Awards (Indigenous Group of the Year 2017)
Twin Flames were nominated in 2 categories for the Native American Music Awards 2016.
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#1 Song Porchlight (Music Video)
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.