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Podcast: Polaris Prize winner Lido Pimienta

By Josh Lemoine on November 29, 2017

This week we’re talking with Lido Pimienta, who won the prestigious 2017 Polaris Prize for her album La Papessa. She’ll be at the Bronson Centre on December 9th as part of the New Constellations music and arts tour joined by artists like A Tribe Called Red, Shad, Jim Bryson and STARS.

On top of the attention gained from winning the Polaris Prize, the Colombian-Canadian musician and human rights advocate has been at the centre of some controversy following an incident at the Halifax Pop Explosion in October.

“I’m just trying to understand life right now. I’ve just been getting all this attention that I didn’t think I was going to be getting, and I’m just, like, a mom, you know?”

We ask her about balancing life as a mother and a musician, how she deals with negativity on social media (hint: with sex), and the simple ways we can all make concerts safer places for everyone.

Tickets for New Constellations: A Nation(s)wide Tour of Music & Arts are $25 online or at Vertigo Records and both Compact Music locations.