Popscene: Lido Pimienta
Lido Pimienta is a Colombian Canadian musician whose 2016 album La Papessa won the 2017 Polaris Music Prize. Her music incorporates a variety of styles and influences, including traditional indigenous and Afro-Colombian musical styles and contemporary synth pop and electronic music. Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, she is currently based in Toronto. She released her debut album, Color, in 2010. The album was produced by Michael Ramey, Pimienta’s husband at the time, and released by Los Angeles based music label KUDETA. After Pimienta and Ramey went separate ways, Pimienta took time to pursue a degree in Art Criticism in addition to learning more about production and looping stations before following up with La Papessa in 2016. She has also collaborated with A Tribe Called Red on several tracks for their 2016 album We Are the Halluci Nation.