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NEWS: Nunavut August 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Alianait hosts music, mental health tour in Nunavut

Twin Flames to play in six communities in September

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Twin Flames, pictured here playing a show in Kuujjuaq in 2015, will play a six-community tour in Nunavut next month to promote mental health awareness. (PHOTO BY ISABELLE DUBOIS)
Twin Flames, pictured here playing a show in Kuujjuaq in 2015, will play a six-community tour in Nunavut next month to promote mental health awareness. (PHOTO BY ISABELLE DUBOIS)

Alianait is hosting the Ottawa-based singer-songwriter duo, Twin Flames, on a six-community tour to mark this year’s World Suicide Prevention Day, Sept. 10.

Twin Flames, featuring Nunavik-raised songwriter Jaaji Okpik and his partner Chelsea June, will head the Mental Health Awareness Tour from Sept. 10 to Sept. 21.

The tour is co-sponsored by the Government of Nunavut and the Embrace Life Council.

The tour kicks off in Iqaluit on Sept. 10, World Suicide Prevention Day, with a community walk that leaves from the Igluvut building at 6 p.m., stopping in at the Elders Qammak and Inuksuk High School, Alianait said in an Aug. 29 release.

Following the walk, Twin Flames will play a show at the high school starting at 7:30 P.m., as part of Alianait’s 2016 concert series.

The tour heads to Cape Dorset on Sept. 12, to Igloolik Sept. 14, Rankin Inlet Sept. 17 and Arviat Sept. 19, before wrapping up Sept. 21 in Baker Lake.

 

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