​Tanika Charles Announces 'The Union Sessions' EP, Maps Out Canadian Tour

The record arrives on July 26

BY Emilie Richardson-DupuisPublished Jun 14, 2023

Toronto-based soul powerhouse Tanika Charles has announced a live studio EP The Union Sessions, out July 26 on digital platforms.

The EP, recorded live all in one afternoon session at Union Sound studio in Toronto, features talents well-established and new to the Toronto scene. D/SHON Henderson and Tafari Anthony join Charles on vocals, while J3M handles piano and synth, and members of trip-hop band re.verse, Damian Matthew (bass), Robb Cappelletto (guitar) and Austin Gembora (drums), make up the core band. It was recorded and mixed by engineer Alex Gamble (Alvvays, PUP).

The EP consists of five tracks from Charles's previous albums. After being performed countless times at live shows, the songs have naturally morphed into different versions. Check out the teaser video below for a taste.

The Union Sessions follows 2022's Papillon de Nuit, Charles's third studio album.

Charles has also announced an all-Canadian summer tour, kicking off in Toronto on June 29 and wrapping up with a double-header in Grand Prairie, AB, in August. See the full itinerary below.

The Union Sessions:

1. Can I Be Yours? 
2. Parkdale (feat. I.JAMES.JONES.)
3. Think of You 
4. Silly Happy Wild
5. Since You Been Gone

Pre-order The Union Sessions.

Tanika Charles 2023 Tour Dates:

06/29 Toronto, ON - TD Toronto Jazz Festival
07/01 Grand Bend, ON - Grand Bend Canada Day Celebration
07/07 Orillia, ON - Mariposa Folk Festival
07/08 Orillia, ON - Mariposa Folk Festival
07/13 Halifax, NS - TD Halifax Jazz Festival
07/20 Vancouver, BC - Guilt & Co.
07/22 Mission, BC - Mission Folk Music Festival
07/23 Mission, BC - Mission Folk Music Festival
07/25 Kelowna, BC - Red Bird Brewing
07/27 Trail, BC - Gyro Park Music Series
08/01 Lethbridge, AB - Wide Skies Music & Art Festival
08/03 Fonthill, ON - Fonthill Bandshell
08/12 Fernie, BC - Wapiti Music Festival
08/15 Red Deer, AB - Bo's Bar & Stage
08/16 Calgary, AB - Sweet Loretta
08/17 Edmonton, AB - SOHO YEG
08/19 Grande Prairie, AB - Bear Creek Folk Festival
08/20 Grande Prairie, AB - Bear Creek Folk Festival

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