AiR: Tanika Charles perfoms at Studio Bell

Toronto-based soul act Tanika Charles speaks about her time at Studio Bell as the first Polaris Music Prize and Lixar Artist in Residence and performs “Tell Me Something”.

Chosen from the 2019 Long List of 40 artists to receive a five-day residency at Studio Bell, Charles’ sophomore album, The Gumption, landed her a spot on this year’s long list. It’s the second nomination for Charles whose 2016 debut, Soul Run, also earned a Polaris long list recognition.

Charles joins a list of esteemed artists who have also participated in various streams of NMC’s residency program, including 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher, along with shortlist-nominated artists A Tribe Called Red, Jean-Michel Blais, Basia Bulat, and Timber Timbre.