Lido Pimienta is simply badass. Her music is dark and energetic. Often described as experimental pop – she creates a sound that blends afro-Colombian rhythms with electronic beats, chanting traditions of her indigenous ancestry and analog synths.
I’m taken in by her ethereal vocals and outspoken on-stage banter. She will make you dance while urging political upheaval and self-reflection. Recently she opened a set at Wavelength with an alternate version of “Oh Canada” that sparked a bit of “controversy” over her intense political statements about nationalism.
Following that, here she is performing “Ruleta” live in Toronto. Note the upside-down Canadian flag hanging from her electronic table…
Fryquency is a pay-what-you-can event series to exhibit emerging and experimental Canadian music held monthly at Mugshots (75 Nicholas Street). Co-presented by Debaser on CKCU 93.1 FM, this month’s edition bids farewell to Debaser host and Fryquency co-organizer Rocky LaLune.