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Lido Pimienta

David Barajas/Courtesy of the artist


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David Barajas/Courtesy of the artist

Lido Pimienta

David Barajas/Courtesy of the artist

  • “Para Transcribir (SOL)”
  • “No Pude”
  • “Coming Thru”
  • “Nada”

The initially time I noticed Lido Pimienta carry out are living, it was at an awards demonstrate that I was web hosting in Toronto named the Polaris Prize. Awards exhibits are notoriously tough locations to conduct: You’re in entrance of an viewers complete of sector men and women who are drinking, shmoozing, and commonly distracted, and you only get to perform 1 tune. Two, if you are lucky. None of that mattered when Lido acquired on phase in a billowing silver gown and carried out a haunting, gorgeous established that held every person in the room spellbound – even a lot more impressive when you take into consideration she was singing in Spanish, a language most of the place did not converse. By the time she was completed it felt inevitable that Lido – a lady who moved to Canada from Colombia when she was 19 years previous to pursue her artistic vocation – would acquire the prize … and she did!

Now, three decades later, her most current album, Skip Colombia is nominated for the most effective Latin rock or substitute album award at the 2021 Grammys. In this dialogue, which we recorded in November right before that Grammy nomination was announced, she talks about her artistic eyesight, her marriage with Colombia, as well as her adopted residence in Toronto. Moreover, she performs songs from Miss out on Colombia, beginning with the music that opens the album, “Para Transcribir (SOL).”

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