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Twin Flames | July 18, 2023
The Square, Vancouver, Canada
“(They) might not be the kinds of songs people expect when they hear the word traditional, but they're the songs we need to hear. ” - Michael Rancic, Exclaim!
Since joining together professionally and as a couple, Twin Flames have released four full-length albums which have charted in Canada and abroad. They are recipients of 4 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 3 Native American Music Awards, 3 Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards; they won the 2022 Capital Music Award (Group of the Year), 2023 Arctic Music Awards (Group of the Year), 2023 Meriläinen Music Awards (Group of the Year)
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 the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages. The song was also a part of CBC’s Music Class Challenge in 2020 and reached #1 on the Indigenous music countdown.
Twin Flames have written songs for musicals, including the theme song Dreamer used in TD Confederation Centre Young Company, The Dream Catchers. Most recently, Twin Flames wrote a musical for Sheridan college titled 'In Darkness Show me the Stars', performed by fourth-year students. They have now played over 2000+ shows throughout Canada, Greenland, the United States, Australia, the Cayman Islands and France. Their music video for Broke Down Ski’tuuq was the first all Inuttitut music video to be featured on MuchMusic.
Their songs have been featured in movies and television series, including Amazon Prime’s The Lake ('Battlefields'), CBC’s Tallboyz ('Grace Too'), the 2018 film Trouble in the Garden (Plane Song), the 'Trapped in a Human Zoo' episode of David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things ('Isuma'), and the 2015 documentary Okpik’s Dream ('Nunaga'). Their music videos for 'Taanisi' and 'Porchlight' were chosen among the films screened at Indianer Inuit: Das Nordamerika Film Festival in Stuttgart, Germany, in January 2018.
Twin Flames’ journey in music and the values they hold for relationships have led them to share the stage with a diverse roster of talented artists from a wide array of backgrounds, including Tom Jackson, Bruce McCulloch of Kids in the Hall, Tom Wilson of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Danny Michel, Rose Cousins, Wild Rivers, Royal Wood, Midnight Shine, Sultans of String, Peter Katz, Scenic Route to Alaska, Noura Mint Seymali, Dobet Gnahoré, Donavan Woods, Rick Mercer, Ken Whiteley, Trent Severn, Dala, Florent Vollant of Kashtin, Silla, Riit, and more.
Twin Flames have opened on festival stages for Ashley McIsaac, David Francey, Marc Dupré, Eric Lapointe, and Damien Robitaille. They have been honoured to share the stage with legendary Top 40 and Juno Award-winning artist Susan Aglukark and the NAC orchestra at the National Arts Centre, Southam Hall, where they performed 'Human' and a few other fan favourites.
Twin Flames is currently working on their 4th studio album. This album started production at the National Music Centre, Bell Studio in Calgary, AB and continues at Noble Street Studio in Toronto, ON. This will prove to be a unique Canadian production.
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