Lido Pimienta

Pop satanico (Barranquilla, CO / Toronto, ON)

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Lido Pimienta (b.1986) is a Toronto-based Colombian-born interdisciplinary artist-curator and musician. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002. Her work explores the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American Diaspora and vernacular.

In 2007 Pimienta created The Tiny Box Collective alongside Kyle Mowat and Toni Darling in London Ontario, the collective focused on marrying art, music and performing arts as a way to integrate the artistic community in the city. In 2010 supporting the release of her first album Color LP Pimienta toured Latin America, USA and Europe gaining international recognition not only as a music performer but as advocate for Women in technology and Arts and the reformation of immigration policies in Canada. In 2012 she created Bridges, a multi-disciplinary festival featuring artists and musicians from South America and Canada working in similar ways as a way to break with Latin pre-conceptions. In 2013 she created Girl Talkz, a curated show featuring female-up-and-coming performing artists in Toronto. In 2014 she created GlitClit – A dj collective alongside music partners Kvesche Bijons and Blake Macfarlane, now HIGHWORLD, this dj collective aims to integrate electronic and live music, opening doors to djs, mcs and performers outside of Toronto, as a way to integrate music communities in the GTA. All of these projects are still active today.

What others are saying about Lido Pimienta:

“Eight Musicians Highlighting Indigenous Resistance With a 2016 Spin” – Remezcla
“In the Field: An Art Trip with Lido Pimienta” – Field Trip Life
“Lido Pimienta estrena el primer volumen de remixes de ‘La Papessa'” – RMBA Radio


Saturday, 10:00pm
(See showcase below for location + more information)

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Get a taste of everything (including some beer and some delicious food truck treats) within our Octopus Beer Garden. Music kicks off with the funky fresh rap styles of A-Fos & The Rude Youth 2pm, then journeys through a mighty cross-section of bands specializing in a variety genres until 10pm for when our Festival Headliner, Lido […]