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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Despite polar opposite backgrounds Twin Flames found a common musical language. This captivating duo combines two award-winning unique singer-songwriters Jaaji an Inuk Mohawk from Nunavik and Chelsey June an Algonquin Cree Métis 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 debut joint album Twin Flames Jaaji and Chelsey June December 1, 2015, at Cabaret la Basoche where they were chosen as favourite upcoming artists. This powerful husband-wife duo won the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award for Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year. Their self-titled album Jaaji & Chelsey June received a total of 5 nominations from several different award platforms in their first year. Their debut album also made it to the top of music charts the song Porchlight reached #1 on The Indigenous Music Countdown top 40.

This husband-wife duo has now played over 800 shows in less four years with performances that have taken them across Canada, The Arctic, Greenland and The United States. What started as small flame has turned into a raging fire one that is staying lit in the hearts of fans and listeners. They write with a passion that comes from their souls and transcends into their musical creations.  

In June 2017 they released their much anticipated second album Signal Fire which gained much recognition. They won Aboriginal Songwriters of the year for the second time at the 2017 Canadian Folk Music Awards as well as Two Native American Music Awards for Best Folk Album and Best Duo.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! This marked the 17th nomination for Signal Fire this year.

Fun Fact: The music Video "Broke Down Ski'tuuq nominated Best Music Video Recording Performance is the first Inuttitut music video to make it into best Music video Category! Twin Flames are so proud and honored to represent our cultures and diversity through music. 

Before Twin Flames: 
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 realities of Indigenous and Inuit history and current issues.

 

 

Debut Twin Flames Album

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might not be the kinds of songs people expect when they hear the word "traditional," but they're the songs we need to hear.”

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Twin Flames wowed the audience with their powerful songwriting. The strength of their set and their music in general ”

— exclaim magazine

Press photos

LEAD MEMBERS: Jaaji (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Songwriter), Chelsey June (Lead Vocals, Traditional Native Hand Drum, Songwriter)
 
MUSICIANS: Ursula Schultz (Fiddle), James Francis Dupuis (bassist), 
Chris Zimmerman (Drums), Guest (Throat Singers)
 
 
Fiddle player Ursula Schultz couldn't help but smile after the crowd cheered for every one of her solos.”

— exclaim magazine

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Discography

Signal Fire, Twin Flames - Released June 2017

 

 

 

Jaaji & Chelsey June, Twin Flames – Released December 2015









Nunaga by Jaaji Feat. Chelsey June – Released January 2015










Finding me by Chelsey June feat.Jaaji – Released December 2014









Seize the Day by Chelsey June – Released September 2013

Highlights

2017 Signal Fire Winners Aboriginal Songwriters of the year 2017 Canadian Folk music awards

2016 Twin Flames Jaaji and Chelsey June Winners Aboriginal Songwriters of the year 2016 Canadian Folk music awards
Signal Fire nominated in 3 Categories for The Canadian Folk Music Awards 2017: Vocal Group of the Year, World Group of the Year and Aboriginal Songwriters of the Year.

Signal Fire nominated in 3 Categories for the Teweikan Music Awards: Best Folk Band, Emerging Artists of the year and Best Album of the year.

Their debut self-titled album Jaaji & Chelsey June, 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


Featured on In Focus APTN, TAM APTN, Rogers “Entre Nous”, CTV Morning, Radio Canada, TVA Arts and Culture, CBC News
# 1 song Porchlight On Top 40 Aboriginal music countdown
Plane song made it to top 10 in Ottawa for CBC searchlight
Song Isuma film score for CBC David Suzuki’s Nature of things “Trapped in a Human Zoo”
Song Nunaga film score for Award Winning Documentary “Okpik’s Dream”
Tours across the Canada and the Arctic over 700 shows from 2015-2018 Major Festivals including:Ottawa Bluesfest, Folk on the Rocks, Dragon Boat Festival, Toronto Indigenous Festival, Festival Mondial, Folk Harbour Festival, Adaka Culteral Festival, Alianait Festival and many more. 
Jaaji IMA winner Best Indigenous Language Album Nunaga 2015 
Chelsey June IMA nomination Best Folk Album Finding me 2015 
Regular spinning on CBC Radio across Canada
Regular Spinning on Sirius XM
Earth Song radio special feature in LA
Native Trailblazers radio over broadcast to over 500 communities
CBC Unreserved with Rosanna Deerchild
Topping campus radio charts CKCU
Aboriginal Music Program Participants Winnipeg MB 2015

You gave me your CD at a show and I wanted to let you know that you have such a gift of healing with your voices. When times are hard and they were this week, I listen to your CD and with every tear I shed I heal what a great gift to have and to have received”

— A fan