Jaaji and Chelsey June
Despite being polar opposites the musical duo Twin Flames has found a common musical language. This captivating duo combines the music stylings of Jaaji, an Inuk/Mohawk man from Nunavik, and Chelsey June, an Algonquin/Cree Métis Woman from Ottawa.
Occupation: Musical Artists
About the Duo
- 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 on
- 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, music has an awesome power to change lives. Through their music they unite the North and the South of Canada, removing all boundaries
About their Music
- Twin Flames takes the audience on a musical journey across Canada and the Arctic, they sing songs in English, Inuktitut and French
- Before Twin Flames was created Jaaji’s album Nunaga won Best Indigenous Language album of the year in 2015. Chelsey June’s album Finding Me was nominated best Folk album.
- Their debut album was released on Dec 1, 2015 and was nominated for two Native American music awards in the United States: Best Folk and Best new duo early 2016
- The released joint album was debuted at Cabaret la Basoche where they were chosen as favourite upcoming artists
- Their album made it to the top of the music charts and the song Porchlight reached #1 on the National Aboriginal Music Countdown top 40
- Recently they were chosen as the top indie band for Native Trailblazers radio.
- Twin Flames Raging Fire: this powerful Duo won The Canadian Folk music award for Aboriginal songwriters of the year 2016
- 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.