Lido Pimienta • Feb 15, 2018

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LIDO PIMIENTA
With CENTURY EGG
Thursday February 15, 2018
Doors 7:00PM, Show 8:00PM
Tickets: $20 (+SC) advance, $25 door • 19+

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Lido Pimienta is a Toronto-based, Colombian-born interdisciplinary musician and artist-curator. She has performed, exhibited, and curated around the world since 2002, exploring the politics of gender, race, motherhood, identity and the construct of the Canadian landscape in the Latin American diaspora and vernacular.

Lido’s latest LP, La Papessa (2016), charts an evolution from her debut LP Color (2010), an album full of (as the title suggests) colourful landscapes and positive vibrations. The 2017 Polaris Prize-nominated album, La Papessa, takes a more personal approach, describing the narrative of how Lido has found her independence as a woman and as an artist who refuses to fit pre-conceived notions of what a pop Latina artist ought to be.

The album was written in multiple cultural and geographic settings — the desert of Indigenous Wayuu land and the northern mountains in Colombia, as well as in Canada, in both London and Toronto, Ontario — and the music, in turn, reflects these settings. The sounds on La Papessa take listeners on a musical journey from traditional Afro-Colombian percussion to global bass and darker avant-garde electronic sounds. Lido’s piercing, explosive and heartwarming voice unites the compositions, beats and harmonies, resulting in a perfect labour of love and sound that highlights the creative voice of this talented artist.

Century Egg is a colourful band from Halifax, Nova Scotia, boasting a diverse range of influences and artistic traditions. Fronted by vocalist, lyricist, and animator Shane Keyu Song, along with guitarist Robert Drisdelle, drummer Tri Le, and bassist Nick Dourado, Century Egg make refreshingly modern and fun music about the importance of chosen family, staying together and the love of daydreaming and eating wonderful food. In the past year, they have appeared at a number of prominent Canadian festivals (including the OBEY Convention, Sappyfest, and Kazoo Fest), and they are currently working on a full-length follow-up to their first two EPs, Mountain God and River God.