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TWIN FLAMES tours the Maritimes

Twin Flames, on their first Maritime tour, perform in Truro on Thursday’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation with other Nova Scotia dates.

Award-winning Canadian Indigenous duo, Twin Flames, is the Maritimes for the first time with 12 shows from Sept. 30 to Oct. 16.

The Nova Scotia shows are: Sept. 30, Truro, Marigold Cultural Centre; Oct. 1, Windsor, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia; Oct. 2, Chester, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 44; Oct. 3, Halifax, The Carleton, as part of the Prismatic Arts Festival, and Oct. 9, Annapolis Royal, King’s Theatre.

For tickets and show details, visit: TwinFlamesMusic.com

Twin Flames are the husband-and-wife team of Jaaji (Inuk and Mohawk) from Nunavik and Chelsey June (Métis) from Ottawa. Their songs tell stories of courage and survival and are written in English, Inuttitut and French.

The two have released three full-length albums, been nominated for 29 music awards, have had two #1 hits on the Indigenous Music Countdown’s Top 40 and have played over a thousand shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia, France and the Cayman Islands.

“We are so excited to tour the East Coast. My earliest childhood memories were imagining myself living on Prince Edward Island with Anne of Green Gables,” says Chesley June, in a press release. “What we hope to achieve through our music is unity and celebration of different cultures coming together. Kind of like singing around a campfire or your famous kitchen parties, that is how we hope to make our audiences feel.”

Jaaji grew up in the isolated community of Quaqtaq, Nunavik. “I felt like I lived in the East Coast as our TV and radio feed was out of Sackville, New Brunswick,” he says, in the release. “My late father was the mayor and travelled to the East Coast quite a bit and came back with great music from Ron Hynes, The Rankin Family and Hank Snow and many more. I’m so looking forward to be touring the seaside of these greats.

“I hope that when people see the word Indigenous beside the band name that they are inspired to come and learn more with us, talking about what Reconciliation means to us and parts of history that are not often shared and using music to communicate…that is so important.”

Jaaji (Inuk and Mohawk) from Nunavik and Chelsey June (Métis) from Ottawa are the recording duo Twin Flames.

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