2017 Polaris Music Prize champ Lido Pimienta makes her fifth appearance on this show to discuss her pandemic perspectives and her excellent new album, Miss Colombia! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Please take this listener survey.
Lido Pimienta is a gifted, outspoken musician and artist who originally hails from Barranquilla, Colombia but has lived in Canada for a decade now. Based in Toronto, Pimienta was featured on the cover of NOW Magazine earlier this year, discussing racism in Toronto’s music community and she’s a key vocalist on A Tribe Called Red’s latest album, We Are the Halluci Nation. She’s renowned for writing challenging electronic music and singing impassioned songs in Spanish, as evident on her excellent new record, La Papessa. Lido Pimienta is a featured performer at Stay Out of the Mall XV, a benefit concert for the Canadian Cancer Society and Guelph Food Bank, which I co-organize, and this year takes place on Thursday December 15 and Friday December 16 at the Ebar in Guelph. Lido and I caught up recently to discuss empowerment, white supremacy, racism, hope, feeling in music, enlightenment, language openings, love, inclusivity, her song “QQTVB (Quiero Que Te Vaya Bien)” and much more.
Related links: twitter.com/LidoPimienta vishkhanna.com
Lido Pimienta is a remarkable musician who hails from Barranquilla, Colombia but currently resides in Toronto. Known for making challenging electronic music with outspoken Spanish lyrics, Pimienta is putting the finishing touches on her new album La Papessa and she appears at Guelph’s Mitchell Hall for Hillside Inside on Feb. 7 with A Tribe Called Red. Here, Pimienta discusses how she eschews heteronormativity by asking males in her band to wear dresses, her time spent living in London and Toronto Ontario and her upbringing in Colombia, her fierce denial of tokenism, why she thinks love songs might not be what the world really needs now, her love of satire and confrontation, media manipulation, the explosion of music in Colombia, the latest on her next album, the song “Agua,” and more.
Related links: lidopepper.tumblr.com hillsidefestival.ca vishkhanna.com
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