YORKTON - Twin Flames will be live at the Anne Portnuff Theatre in Yorkton Monday, Nov. 7.
The performance is part of the new Yorkton Arts Council presents ... series (formerly Star for Saskatchewan).
“Twin Flames Building bridges across cultures, continents, and styles,” noted a YAC release, noting the duo “bring together a richness of personal history and musical experience.”
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 30-plus various music awards and nominations they have accumulated over the past seven years as Twin Flames, details their website at www.twinflamesmusic.com
“Jaaji, (Inuk from Nunavik and Mohawk Kanien’kehá:ka from Kahnawake) and Chelsey June, (Métis, Algonquin, Cree and settler heritage) from Ottawa, are part of an Indigenous renaissance. Their cultural backgrounds span Canada’s geography and their songs, delivered through a mix of English, French and Inuttitut, have helped them earn a unique place among contemporary music makers from coast to coast to coast. Their humour on stage serves as welcome comedic relief when discussing tougher issues. They possess impeccable storytelling skills and allow audiences to feel a truly human connection,” explains the website.
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) in 2014.
Since joining together, both professionally and as a couple, Twin Flames have released three full-length albums which have charted in Canada and abroad. They've had two #1 Hits on the Indigenous Music Countdown’s Top 40. The duo was selected as artist-in-residence for the 2019 Folk Alliance International conference and partnered with UNESCO to write Human the official song to celebrate 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. Human was also a part of CBC’s Music Class Challenge in 2020 and reached #1 on the Indigenous music countdown.
Blending together Indigenous and western instruments, as well as their own unique sonic creations, this multi-award winning duo effortlessly floats between Inuktitut, French, and English leaving audiences fascinated and inspired, continued the release.
“Twin Flames create a sonic landscape that spans Canada’s vast country, they transcend cultural boundaries and inspire unity while honouring their ancestor’s history and Indigenous backgrounds,” stated the release.
Their music video for Broke Down Ski’tuuq was the first and only all Inuttitut music video to be featured on MuchMusic and their songs have been featured in movies and television series such as CBC's Tallboyz (Grace Too), Trouble in the Garden (Plane Song), David Suzuki’s Nature of things; Trapped in a Human Zoo (Isuma) and The Documentary Okpik’s Dream (Nunaga) to name a few. Their music videos "Taanisi" and "Porchlight" were chosen among the films screened at the INDIANER INUIT: DAS NORDAMERIKA FILMFESTIVAL, in Stuttgart, Germany January 2018.
The couple is well on its way to becoming a Canadian household name. They have now played more than 2000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia and France.
Prepare to dive into the hearts and minds of the beloved couple, we guarantee a journey like no other.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for students (12-25), and $5 for children (11 & under) and are available from the Yorkton Arts Council or online at www.ticketpro.ca
The Twin Flames are also scheduled to perform in Canora Tuesday, Nov. 8, Sturgis Nov. 9 and Langenburg, Nov. 12.
Visit www.yorktonarts.ca for more on the YAC Presents... series.