WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th
Doors: 7:00PM | Show Starts: 8:00PM
$28 (Advance) | $33 (door) | Wolf Performance Hall
251 Dundas Street, London, ON N6A 6H9
Husband and wife duo Chelsey June, métis (Algonquin Cree heritage) from Ottawa, and Jaaji, Inuk and Mohawk from Nunavik and Kahnawake, are part of an Indigenous renaissance. Twin Flames are long celebrated for their sonic landscapes spanning Canada and the Arctic, and honouring their ancestors through song in English, Inuttitut and French. Using unique sounds, Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments, synthesizing harmonies, Twin Flames unveil a raw and honest experience. A unique eye-opening show that leaves audiences with a greater sense of knowledge and sensitivity.
Chelsey June has been capturing the hearts of audiences with her soulful voice and unique songwriting skills. Chelsey grew up in Ottawa/Gatineau with her mother who was from Maniwaki she spent her childhood surrounded by music, it was this early introduction to a wide variety of songs that helped shape her unique sound and style. She is a proud métis woman and is an advocate for mental health, healthy relationships, and sober living. Chelsey June is the lead female voice/songwriter for Multi-award winning, chart-topping Indigenous folk artists Twin Flames.
Before combining their talents under the title of Twin Flames, Chelsey June and Jaaji had their own respective award-winning and nominated careers; they met on-set during the filming of APTN’s TAM (Talent Autochtones Musical) She released her first album “Seize the day” in 2013 and her EP “Finding me” which was nominated best Folk album at the 2015 Indigenous music awards and the debut album Jaaji & Chelsey June Twin Flames in 2015.
Jaaji is an Inuit name derived from the English name George. Jaaji grew up in a humble little community called Quaqtaq in Northern Nunavik where he was raised by his Grandparents with the Traditional ways of the Inuit. Many of his influence in songwriting depict life on the land. Jaaji spent his summers as a child with his biological father in Kahnawake, a reserve of the traditionally Iroquoian-speaking Mohawk nation on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. He was raised in two different worlds and cultures. He is an advocate for language revitalization and preservation, passionate about including the Inuttitut language in his songs.
A former police officer in Canada’s Arctic it was only in 2014 that Jaaji decided to commit to music full time and see where it would take him. With his first Album Nunaga he won Indigenous Album of the year at 2015 Indigenous music awards. Jaaji is the lead Male voice and songwriter for Twin Flames.