Lido Pimienta is a Colombian-born, Toronto-based interdisciplinary musician and global beats trailblazer who has been praised by NPR Music, Pitchfork, Fader, Noisey, Remezcla, Stereogum, Rolling Stone and featured on the cover of Toronto’s NOW Magazine. She has been a speaker at Red Bull Music Academy, creates visual art and is working on a graphic novel, has shared stages with Cuco, Helado Negro and Austra, and recently performed at Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Dia de los Muertos celebration. On April 17, 2020, she will release Miss Colombia the anticipated follow-up to 2016’s Polaris-Prize winning LP La Papessa. Lido – an Afro-Indigenous, queer feminist – produced Miss Colombia in her home studio with help from Matt Smith aka Prince Nifty. The record boasts 11 new and original songs that boldly celebrate Lido’s ecstatic musical hybridity of electronic meets cumbia, and is at once defiant and delicate, exploratory and confrontational.
Advance single “Eso Que Tu Haces” is a roaring declaration of discovery, as she exhales loudly: “Eso que tu haces / no es amor” – “That thing you do – it is not love.”
“Pimienta’s soprano voice anchors technicolor basslines, baroque strings, and militaristic snares, as she comes to realize that self-efficacy is the armor needed to combat tribulations both public and private…. [She has become] the face of a new wave of artists pushing social activism to the forefront of Canada’s musical conversation.” -Pitchfork
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