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Twin Flames have a great ability to wrap Indigenous stories in traditional styles, often incorporating both Western and Indigenous instruments in their songs.”

— exclaim magazine

Awards and Nominations

Photo by Sean Sisk

Photo by Sean Sisk

Current/Ongoing

2022 - Awarded: Canadian Folk Music Awards, Vocal Group of the Year

2022 - Awarded: Canadian Folk Music Awards, Indigenous Songwriters of the Year

 

2022 - Nominated: Native American Music Awards -  Best Group of the Year
2022 - Nominated:  Native American Music Awards - Best Pop Recording - OMEN
2022 - Nominated: Native American Music Awards - Best Pop Video (Giants)
2022 - Nominated:  Native American Music Awards - Best Contemporary Vocal Video (Giants)

 

2021 - Awarded: Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards - Radio Single of the Year - Battlefields

2021- Awarded: Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards - Pop/Rock/Alternative Album of the Year - OMEN

2021 - Awarded: Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards - Music in the Arts - Cover of Tragically HIp's Grace Too

2021 - Nominated - Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards - Recording Artists of the Year

 

2019 - Awarded: Native American Music Awards - Best Music Video Concept "Human"

2019 - Nominated: Native American Music Awards - "Single of the Year "Human"

 

2018 - Awarded: Native American Music Awards - Folk Album of the year

2018 - Awarded: Native American Music Awards- Duo of the Year

2018 - Nominated: Native American Music Awards - Record of the Year
2018 -Nominated:  Native American Music Awards - Song of the Year (Rise Up)
2018 - Nominated:  Native American Music Awards - Best Americana Recording
2018 - Nominated: Native American Music Awards - Best Historical/Linguistic Performance
2018 - Nominated:  Native American Music Awards - Best Music Video Recording Performance “Broke Down Ski’Tuuq

2018 - Nominated: Indian Summer Music Awards, Folk Album of the year

2018 - Nominated: Indian Summer Music Awards, POP song of the year

2018 - Nominated: Indian Summer Music Awards, Best Native American Vocal

 

2017 - Awarded:  Canadian Folk Music Awards, Aboriginal Songwriters of the year

2017 - Nominated: Canadian Folk Music Awards, Vocal Group of the Year

2017 - Nominated: Canadian Folk Music Awards, World Group of the Year

2017 - Nominated: Teweikan Music Awards, Best Folk Band

2017 - Nominated: Teweikan Music Awards, Emerging Artists of the year

2017 - Nominated: Teweikan Music Awards, Album of the year

2017- Nominated: Indigenous Music Awards, Best Folk Album

 

2016 - Awarded: Canadian Folk Music Awards, Aboriginal Songwriters of the year

2016 - Nominated: Native American Music Awards, Best Folk Recording

2016 - Nominated: Native American Music Awards, Debut Duo of the Year

2016 - Nominated: Independent Music Awards, Best Indigenous Artists

2016 - Nominated: Indigenous Music Awards, Best Folk Album

 

Twin Flames

Recent winners of the 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Vocal Group of the Year and Indigenous Songwriters of the Year, Twin Flames will amaze and inspire you with their powerful musicality and storytelling. Join us for a one-of-a-kind show!

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, an  Indigenous woman with (Settler, Métis, Algonquin and Cree heritage) from Ottawa, and Jaaji (Inuk and Mohawk) man 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 combined with impeccable storytelling Twin Flames allows audiences to feel a truly human connection.

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Twin Flames

Récemment gagnants des 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards pour le groupe vocal de l’année et les auteurs-compositeurs autochtones de l’année, Twin Flames vous étonneront et vous inspireront par leur puissante musicalité et leurs histoires. Rejoignez-nous pour un spectacle unique en son genre !

Indie rock, synth rock, et folk-pop ne sont que quelques-unes des façons dont les critiques ont essayé d’étiqueter la musique de Twin Flames. Ce n’est pas une tâche facile et, en réalité, les étiquettes ne servent que les besoins de ceux qui choisissent de les employer.

Depuis le début, le duo mari et femme Chelsey June et Jaaji a choisi de laisser sa musique parler d’elle-même. Si l’on ajoute à cela la trentaine de prix et de nominations qu’ils ont accumulés au cours des six dernières années sous le nom de Twin Flames, il est évident qu’ils ont quelque chose de spécial à offrir. Chelsey June, Métisse (patrimoine algonquin cri) d’Ottawa, et Jaaji (Inuk et Mohawk) du Nunavik et de Kahnawake, font partie d’une renaissance indigène. Leurs origines culturelles couvrent toute la géographie du Canada et leurs chansons, interprétées dans un mélange d’anglais, de français et d’inuktitut, leur ont permis de se tailler une place unique parmi les créateurs de musique contemporaine d’un océan à l’autre. Leur humour sur scène est souvent inattendu et, combiné à une narration impeccable, Twin Flames permet au public de ressentir une véritable connexion humaine!

 

Fun Facts:

  • The music Video "Broke Down Ski'tuuq nominated Best Music Video Recording at the Native American Music Awards was the first Inuttitut music video to make it into best Music video Category. 

  • Their Album Signal Fire received 7 Nominations in the United States for the Native American Music Awards the most ever awarded to one artist in the history of the Awards! 

  • Before Twin Flames: Jaaji and Chelsey met in the summer of 2014 during the filming of the television series TAM (Talent Autochtones Musicaux) APTN which both were chosen to appear. Their voices matched one another perfectly right from the start creating soothing melodic harmonies. Several months later 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 events.

 

 

 

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