Indigenous duo to perform Oct. 11, 12

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Jaaji, left, and Chelsey June are in Chatham Oct. 11 performing for students during the day and general public Oct. 12, all in the Chatham Capitol Theatre.

An award-winning husband and wife duo are coming to Chatham to share the Indigenous perspective through an interactive performance of original songs and thought-provoking stories.

Two performances of the show titled “Twin Flames” are scheduled for Oct. 11 and Oct. 12 at the Capitol Theatre.

Chelsey June, a Metis of Algonquin Cree heritage from Ottawa, and Jaaji, an Inuk and Mohawk from Nunavik and Kahnawake, will give the audience a historical and future perspective of Canada from the Indigenous viewpoint.

The pair, who performs in English, French and Inkuktitut, will share about the realities faced by Inuit and Indigenous peoples today – and throughout history – and the moments in the past that changed their ways of life.

June and Jaaji have garnered more than 40 awards in their career, including the Canadian Folk Music Award in 2022 for Vocal Group of the Year.

A performance for local school children will take place Oct. 11 at 11 a.m., with the duo offering a blend of Indie-rock, synth-rock and folk pop, combining indigenous spirit flutes, traditional drums and western instruments.

A second show open to the public will take place Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.

For tickets to the evening event visit cktickets.com or call 519-354-8338 or toll-free to 1-866-807-7770. Tickets can also be purchased at the Chatham Cultural Centre at 75 William St. in Chatham.

Teachers wising to book their class into a performance should contact cortnee.goure@sccdsb.net or 519-627-6762 ext. 10231.

Twin Flames is being brought to Chatham-Kent by way of a collaboration between the St. Clair Catholic District School Board and CK Employment and Social Services. Their combined support means students will only have to pay $5 for the daytime performance.

 

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