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Get Up

TiKA is an artist, DJ, creator, cultural producer, TV/Online personality, activist, and advocate for the empowerment of female artists and creators. Her EP’s, “Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid” + “Carry On” have received critical acclaim in Complex, Noisey, MILK, Afropunk, Saint Heron, The Fader, CBC, and The Source for her voice, her energy, her love. Her music. She has opened for heavyweights like John Legend, NAO and is being coined as an incredible performance artist and visual hypnotist. Complex Magazine listed TiKA as “One of the most prolific creatives in Toronto.”
TiKA’s debut album + short film will be released in spring of 2019. Aptly titled “Anywhere But Here,” it serves as a brilliant indication of her unique voice, as well as her distinctive resonance and personality as a developed artist. Completely produced by Redbull Montreal graduate, multi- instrumentalist & musical phenomenon Casey MQ, the album is an 80’s inspired synth pop sound. “No matter what I am going through, I always want to convey love + light in my music. My lyrics are dark because my reality has been dark. My sound stays in the light. I want people to know that the light is always attainable.”

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: Toronto, ON, CANADA
Genre: Soul
Subgenre: R & B
Event Type: Showcase