Lido Pimienta by © Daniella Morillo
© Daniella Morillo

Tuesday 26.05.2020 doors 19:00 start 19:00

Kantine am Berghain

Lido Pimienta


    Lido Pimienta will perform her latest studio album Miss Colombia at Kantine am Berghain.

    The multidisciplinary artist was awarded with the Polaris Music Prize for La Papessa in 2017. Her music revolves around various genres and styles – from Afro-Colombian cumbia to synth pop to progressive electronic music. She draws inspiration from A Tribe Called Red and Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq, but also from MIA and Cardi B.

    Lido Pimienta produced the album in her home studio in Toronto. For certain recordings she traveled to her Colombian hometown of San Basilio de Palenque. All of the songs were written and arranged by herself, she co-produced the album with Matt Smith aka Prince Nifty.

    In Miss Colombia Lido Pimienta, who is also a writer, deals with the political situation in Colombia, indigenous inequality and racism. She performs together with a band.

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