Toronto, ON – November 11, 2019 – Canadian folk duo, Twin Flames, (Chelsey June and Jaaji) have been making waves this year with their newest single, Human. The duo was invited to create an original piece that speaks to the importance of language – especially as it relates to identity, culture, and history – as Artists in Residence by Folk Alliance International (FAI) in collaboration with UNESCO for the International Year of Indigenous Languages. Human has since become the theme song to celebrate the International Year of Indigenous languages, and is climbing the charts of the Indigenous Music Countdown to reach #1.

"Human has surpassed what we could have dreamed of. As songwriters, we always hope that our music will touch people and help listeners reflect upon issues that are not always addressed. To see that it has been receiving so much love and is instilling pride among all people is heartwarming!" says Twin Flames.

Twin Flames performed overseas in Paris, France at the UNESCO headquarters in celebration of the launch of the Year of Indigenous Languages, and performed last month with the NAC Orchestra as part of fellow Canadian musician, Susan Aglukark’s, concert. The duo recently returned from the 2019 Native American Music Awards in the United States, where Human was nominated for Best Indie Single and took home the award for Best Music Video Concept.

The video was filmed at Nunavut Sivuniksavut Arctic College and features an array of staff, Inuit students and the breathtaking nature of the Gatineau Hills. Twin Flames was also joined by First Nations and Metis friends live on set with photographer, Sean Sisk and videographer, Matt Provencal. The video is beautifully shot and ties together the theme of the importance of language relating to identity, culture, and history. Watch the full video here, and check out the background of the making and inspiration behind Human here.

Most recently, Twin Flames’ Human will be part of the 2019 CBC Music Class Challenge, where music classes in schools across Canada will be submitting performances of the song. Twin Flames will then be the judges of which class put on the best performance of the song and will award the class a prize of $1,000 in new musical instruments.

Twin Flames has now played over 1,000 shows in five years with performances that have taken them across Canada. They have also had the privilege to play in the Arctic, Greenland, The United States, France and Australia. What started as a small flame has turned into a raging fire, one that is staying lit in the hearts of fans and listeners.

Chelsey June and Jaaji write with a passion that comes from their souls and transcends into their musical creations. Together they share a great ability to wrap Indigenous/Inuit stories in traditional and non-traditional styles.  They instill that music should be about how it makes the listener feel. With thought-provoking songs, they gently educate audiences on the realities of Indigenous, Inuit and métis history as well as current issues. Stay tuned for more exciting news to come from Twin Flames!

DOWNLOAD – Hi Res Human Artwork
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DOWNLOAD – Hi Res NAMA Awards Photo