KNBA - KBC

This Week on Earthsongs: Twin Flames

Feb 27, 2017

 

Twin Flames

In 2015, Chelsey June, a Métis woman from Ottawa, and Jaaji, an Inuk/Mohawk man from Nunavik, combined forces to form the duo Twin Flames. Chelsea June had a musical upbringing and formed a bond with her aboriginal elders as an adult. Her EP Finding Me earned her a nomination for Best Folk Album at the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards. Jaaji was brought up by his grandparents in the traditional ways of the Inuit. In addition to his artist career, he now teaches songwriting at the Nunavut Sivuniksavut College in Ottawa and is studying to become a sound engineer. His album Nunaga won a 2015 Indigenous Music Award for Best Indigenous Language Album. As Twin Flames, their blend of Inuit folk/rock and Americana music showcases both their musical talents as well as their dedication to social awareness and the Indigenous community.