Lido Pimienta on true diversity, racism, art, language openings, fighting back, 'La Papessa' & more
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.